2023 Cookie Kickoff
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Volunteer Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm with the actual event taking place from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: GSOC Headquarters (9500 Toledo Way, Irvine)
Become part of our Cookie Crew!
We are looking for troops or groups of Cadette, Senior and/or Ambassador Girl Scouts to help plan and run our stations at the 2023 Cookie Kickoff. We need girls who want to share their excitement and knowledge about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This is part of YOUR Girl Scout Leadership Experience! We have over 15 different stations to choose from plus the option to propose a station you think our guests would learn from and enjoy.
Register for the Cookie Kickoff as Troop Volunteers preferably by November 14. Troop/groups will need to supply adults to meet Safety Activity Checkpoint ratios. Register by December 6 to be guaranteed to receive a Cookie Crew Volunteer t-shirt.
Once we have received your event registration, we will contact you to select the station your troop would like to host.
Once confirmed for your station, a written plan summary will be required by December 1. All approved expenses will be fully reimbursed.
Adult Volunteers Needed!
Positions are available on the leadership team, day-of volunteers, and behind-the-scenes magicians.
Arrival time for set up is 8:30am with the event ending at 2:00pm, cleaned up by 3:00pm
Registration fee is $7
- 20+ engaging activity stations, including cookie taste, and the cookie kickoff workbook ($15 value)
- Cookie Kickoff Thank You (patch and bag – $5 value)
- Volunteer Cookie Kickoff t-shirt ($12 value) if registered by December 6.
Cookie Kickoff Stations: Names and Descriptions
Select Your Cookie Kickoff Station
Build Your Team
Create a fun, interactive game teaching girls the rewards of working as a team. Relate how working as a team helps a troop to achieve its cookie goals. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 4-5 girls.
Teach the girls to check their money for counterfeits by using the “Feel, Tilt and Check!” method. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girls.
Demonstrate and teach guests how to effectively use the Digital Cookie app “Smart Cookies Mobile” to superpower their sales by setting goals, taking and managing orders, tracking deliveries and celebrating achievements throughout the sale. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 6-8 girls.
Teach guests what cookie dough is and how and where it can be used. Give them their first stamp on their cookie dough passport and encourage them to visit the other stations at the Kickoff to learn about how they can use their cookie dough at Camp Scherman, SU Daycamps, travel, membership and the GS Shop. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 2-4 girls
Entrepreneur’s 5 Skills
Create a fun, interactive method for guests to learn what the 5 Skills are and how they apply to selling cookies. Guests should be able to discuss with their customers how experiencing the cookie program helps them become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girls.
Family Entrepreneurship Pin
Teach girls how to earn the Entrepreneurship pin with their families. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girls.
Help guests learn and be able to explain to their customers that 100% of the proceeds from the Cookie Program stay in Orange County. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 2-4 girls.
Safety is our top priority! Help guests learn how to sell cookies safely. Create an experience using different selling scenarios where guests will be able to tell the difference between safe and dangerous cookie selling practices in both traditional sale and online sales. Include safe delivery practices for cookies sold online. Supporting workbook page. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girls.
How can service be incorporated into the Cookie Program. “Save Some, Share Some, Spend Some.” Talk about how to use cookie money to help others. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girl.
Setting Up Your Online Store
Using the Virtual Girl Scout Cookie Booth, families will learn how to incorporate virtual sales into their traditional methods. Including ABC social media content into the girl’s personal posts. In-person and video needed.3-5 girls.
Demonstrate how to make a great video using proper lighting, backgrounds, good sound, etc. The emphasis is more on production skills rather than what to say in the video. Include safety items to protect girl privacy. In-person and video needed. 3-5 girls.