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.)
After much consideration and consultation with GSUSA and the Product Program Steering Committee, ABC will not be able to put the Raspberry Rally cookie back online on March 4. Although we did produce the planned production for the season, demand is so high and quantity so limited that we are not able to guarantee that we will not incur backorders as we did during the last release.
We will put a banner on our Smart Cookies Direct Ship next Wednesday, March 1, indicating that the item is sold out for the season. This should give you time to communicate with your membership. We will also work directly with the councils that were not able to sell any of this item to ensure the best possible outcome for their girls.
In addition, we expect to be temporarily out of stock on Caramel Chocolate Chip, our gluten free cookie, within the next few days. We will have more production to our fulfillment center by March 7. The banner on Smart Cookies Direct Ship will say “Out of Stock” when that happens.
We apologize for any inconvenience to you, your members or consumers.
Calling all Orange County Girl Scouts who have standout cookie business skills! We want first-time sellers and veteran cookie pros alike to enter the Stellar Skills contest. One girl will be selected to represent each of the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics, and Money Management. Our Steller Skills girls and their families will be invited to attend the All Stars Celebration, receive a special recognition of their Stellar Skills, and earn a fun patch!
How can girls participate? By submitting their personalized Stellar Skills story & photo by April 9. Apply online using the online entry form!
Stellar Skills Contest Details
One girl will be selected to represent each of the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics, and Money Management.
Who can participate in this contest? All registered Girl Scouts who are selling cookies during the Girl Scout cookie season, regardless of the number of Girl Scout Cookie Packages sold, can participate in the STELLAR SKILLS contest.
Each girl’s Stellar Skills story should include:
A photo of herself looking like a Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneur!
Cookie badges she has earned and/or skills she has learned. Browse badges at girlscouts.org/badges.
Memorable, detailed experiences highlighting how she has grown in one of the 5 skills linked to the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Each girl’s Stellar Skills story should include:
A photo of herself looking like a Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneur
We want to update you on information recently received from ABC Bakers, GSOC’s cookie supplier.
This past weekend, ABC Bakers oversold Raspberry Rally cookies, resulting in the cancellation of some orders that contained the Raspberry Rally cookies. Below is background leading to this action.
On Friday, February 10, ABC Bakers released additional Raspberry Rally cookies for sale. By Sunday, February 12, Girl Scouts had already sold through this inventory (in less than 48 hours).
We were recently made aware that ABC Bakers accidentally oversold their available quantity of Raspberry Rally cookies. Due to limitations within the Smart Cookies platform, ABC Bakers is not able to fulfill partial orders and had to cancel and refund all orders of Raspberry Rally Cookies, including orders that contained Raspberry Rally Cookies and additional flavors. Customers whose orders were cancelled have been notified by ABC Bakers.
As Girl Scouts across Orange County continue to fulfill the demand for everyone’s favorite cookies, please remember to share the wide variety of delicious flavors we have through our remaining nine varieties.
Thank you for all you to do to support Girl Scouts in Orange County.
Due to extremely high demand, Raspberry Rally cookies are currently out of stock again. We are excited by the success of the online only cookie and the potential it holds for Girl Scouts selling skills!
Make sure to mark your calendars! Raspberry Rally Cookies will be back one final time in a very limited quantity on March 4th at 12:00 AM EST to allow late starting Councils an opportunity to sell. This will be the final release of inventory and we will be sold out for the season once stock is depleted.
Don’t forget, Booth Sales begin Friday, February 10th! Please be sure that you are prepared for your booth sales by having all participating adults complete the Adult Booth Sale Training for 2023. This module is for all adults who will support the Cookie Program at a Cookie Booth Sale; that could include the Troop Cookie Coordinator, Leaders, and any parents participating in cookie sales with their girl.
Please note, this module is interactive and requires you to read through and interact with elements to move on. This means, you will need to read it carefully and may need to click on pictures or numbers to move through to the end.
The training is available in both English and Spanish. It can be found on www.gscookiesetc.org/cookies under the Resources tab and then Booth Sale Resources drop down menu; it is titled Adult Booth Sale Training for 2023. It is also available at the top of the home page on www.gscookiesetc.org/cookies. If you have any questions please contact you Troop Cookie Coordinator.
*In-person Event* Calling all Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Entrepreneurs! So, you’re already an expert on your cookie business, now what?
It’s time to attend Cookie University! Girls will hear from some incredible women in business, talk with industry professionals, and complete hands on interactive activities focused on important workforce development skills –such as creating a resume, figuring out a budget and writing a personal statement. On top of all this, girls will also earn a Cookie Business badge!
Get ready for your business skills to graduate to the next level! Register Today
This event accepts Cookie Dough, OC Bucks, and Juliette Dollars! Girls must complete online registration and pay in full. Next fill out the Reimbursement form prior to participating in the event.