Check out these key dates to remember below. October 15, 2023:Gluten Free Order Due November 13, 2023: Service Unit Cookie Manager Part 1 online Training begins November 20, 2023: Troop Cookie Coordinator online training begins November 30, 2023: Service Unit Cookie Manager Part 2 Workshop @ HQ December 12, 2023: Troop Initial order due January 2024: Cookie Kickoff Event January 14, 2024: Pre-Orders begin with order cards and door to door order taking January 28, 2024: In-hand Cookie Sales begin February 9, 2024: Booth Sales Begin March 10, 2024: Cookie Program Ends
Have you placed your Troops Gluten Free Order yet? Troops planning to sell the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies during the 2024 Cookie Program must order cookies by Sunday, October 15, 2023. Gluten-Free cookies cannot be ordered from Cupboards. Place your order today!
Important! Make sure your Troop submits their Troop Banking Form in for the 2024 Membership year. This form is required for all Troops who plan to participate in the Cookie Program. A Troop Banking Form must be submitted every year. Remember you can attach an image of a voided check OR include documentation from the bank that includes the Troop Number, account number and routing number. Submit your Troop Banking Form here today!
The Product Program Steering Committee, which is comprised of GSUSA staff and council representatives, along with our cookie bakers have heard from councils that the top priority currently is stability of the core Girl Scout Cookie varieties.
After careful consideration, product research, and strategic conversations with our key stakeholders, GSUSA has made the decision that ABC’s Toast-Yay!™ cookies will remain in the lineup through the 2025 cookie season and no new cookies will be introduced.
The Troop Banking Form, formally known as the Troop ACH Authorization Form, is live and ready for you to file your troop bank information. This form is due annually. Starting August 1st, you can submit your Troop Banking Form for the 2023-2024 Girl Scouts Membership year.
It’s important to know that this form is required for all Troops who plan to participate in the Product Programs. Please note that you must submit a new form yearly even if you have not changed accounts or signers and even if your troop filed one last year as stated in the Troop Financial Guidelines. Please make sure to submit a voided check with your bank’s routing and account information on it with the form.
It’s time to place your Troop’s Gluten Free Cookie order for the upcoming Cookie Program coming in 2024.
Troops planning to sell the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies during the 2024 Cookie Program must order cookies by Sunday, October 15, 2023. Gluten-Free cookies cannot be ordered from Cupboards. Place your order today!
We are thrilled to celebrate all of our Top Selling Girl Scouts for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2023 Cookie Program. Your determination, enthusiasm, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit was inspiring!
Thank you and Congratulations on another successful Cookie Program!
Check out our amazing Top Selling Cookie Club Members below!
Help us evaluate your Cookie Program experience by completing the online Cookie Program online evaluation. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close on Monday, April 3, 2023.
Congratulations to all of our Orange County Girl Scouts and Volunteers on a great Cookie program!
With the end of the Cookie Program, there are so many exciting Rewards and Experiences to look forward to. Make sure you save the date for these exciting Experiences. Parents/ Guardians of qualifying Girl Scouts should be on the lookout for invitations coming soon.
Troop Cookie Coordinators: Don’t forget to complete your troop’s Final Recognition Order in ABC Smart Cookies to make your entrepreneurs are recognized for their hard work. (Refer to page 37 in your Troop Plan Book for instructions.)
Girl Scouts of Orange County 2023 Cookie Program Sunday, January 15, 2023 – Sunday, March 19, 2023
Cookie Program Update – Extending Cookie Sale
We understand that the recent storms have made it difficult for many troops to host cookie booth sales. We heard your concerns. In response, we are happy to announce that we are expanding the cookie sales window through March 19th!
We want to support our troops that have inventory to sell and help all troops reach $1 per package proceeds. And we’re very close to reaching that goal! As an example, if every troop selling took an additional three cases from cookie cupboards, troops would benefit from greater proceeds to support their group plans.
To help you reach your sales goals, we have included a few top seller tips to consider:
Place a small dry erase board at your booth and list your hourly goal. Keep updating it so customers can see how close you are to reaching your goal.
Check your Smart Cookies account to see if customers want to order more cookies. Send e-Cards to friends and family, inviting them to help you reach your goals by ordering Cookie Share online with no shipping costs!
One of our stellar sellers shared that she is using her cookie order card to take customers’ orders and will deliver the cookies when she replenishes her cookie inventory.
Post pictures (with parent approval) on social media featuring:
your booth with your goal tracker and announce where you will be selling cookies
enticing ways to eat your favorite cookies
We know that some troops may not want to continue selling cookies through March 19th, and that’s okay. For those who do, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Below are updated dates for the end of the cookie program.
March 17 – Start collecting girls’ final balance due to the troop.
March 17 – 21 – End of Program Processing
March 19 – Cookie Program Ends
By March 21 – Final deposits to be made into troop account to cover final payment. Payment Adjustment form submitted, if needed.
March 22 by 9:00 AM – Troop final reports due to Service Unit by 9:00 AM.
March 23 – ACH of final troop payment to council begins.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. We hope this one-week extension will help our troops reach their goals and achieve even greater success!