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!
*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.
Is your troop ready to place their initial cookie order? Need some help to determine the troop’s initial order? We are here for you! Join us in our first Troop Cookie Chat of the season on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm. To sign up, click the link below, complete the registration form, and we will email the Zoom link for the Troop Cookie Chat to all who have registered the afternoon of December 12th.
Submit your Troop’s initial cookie order by 11:59 pm on December 13th and meet the Initial Order Bonus requirements to earn a Steller Seller kit, Cookie Genius Patch Pin, and more for each girl in your troop!
The “Troop Initial Order” feature will go live on December 1, 2022 and pick up time selection is on a first come, first served basis at the time of order.
We are looking for Parent/Daughter, troops or groups of Cadette, Senior and/or Ambassador Girl Scouts to help plan and run stations at the 2023 Cookie Kickoff. We need girls who want to share their excitement and knowledge about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in activity stations and other kickoff fun! Learn more & Register
Join sister Girl Scouts at the cookie rally to kickoff on a great cookie season on Sunday, January 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the GSOC Irvine Office. Learn about the Girl Scout Cookie Program; discover new and proven cookie selling techniques, taste test the cookies and more! The Cookie Kickoff is for everyone: Juliettes, troops, leaders, families, parent/girl teams, and volunteers. Register today to receive an early registration discount.
Calling Girl Scouts of all levels! Please help choose the Cookie Program rewards for 2023. Choose an item or experience you like best in each category. Voting is open through July 31, 2022. Cast your Vote Today!