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For Cookie Sellers

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen. To get started selling cookies, email

Key Dates
  • Sunday, Jan. 22: All-ages Cookie Rally at the San Diego Zoo 
  • Saturday, Jan. 28: Delivery day
  • Sunday, Jan. 29: Cookie program begins!
  • Friday, Feb. 10: Booth sales begin
  • Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and Cookies on Tap
  • Sunday, March 12: Cookie program ends
  • Friday, May 5: Operation Thin Mint Sendoff at USS Midway
  • May/June: Rewards arrive
Forms and Resources
Little Brownie Bakers

Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers.

Girl Scout Cookie Program resources

Pick up the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Girl Scout Cookie Activity pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie Professionals: Visit Girl Scouts of the USA’s cookie and product activity page.

Girl Scouts per zip code

See where customers most need cookies!
(Scroll and zoom toward the red dot in the US.)

Green = Fewer than 100 girls | Yellow = 100-300 girls | Red = 300+ girls

Individually Registered Members

An IRM is a girl participating in Girl Scouts independent of a troop. Girls in troops may also participate in the cookie program as IRMs if their troop is not participating; it will not affect their membership status. IRMs must have a trained adult who is registered and background screened to oversee their participation. Get started by contacting your service unit cookie coordinator or for online training.

Digital Cookie Resources
Operation Thin Mint Contest
50+ Boxes: Operation Thin MintSM opportunity drawing

How to enter

Every girl with 50+ Operation Thin MintSM (OTM) boxes entered under her name in eBudde will automatically be entered into the drawing. We will select three winners at random on Tuesday, March 21. One entry per qualified girl.


Grand prize: One winner will have the opportunity to be featured on an OTM-themed San Diego billboard, generously funded by RJS LAW — A Tax Law Firm! The billboard will also feature a military service man or woman, and will be unveiled in 2017, after the cookie program ends.

Girl Scout Night at the Padres prizes: Saturday, June 24 vs. Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m.

  • Play Ball Kid: One winner will get announce “Play Ball!” to the crowd before the game begins (two tickets to the game included).
  • Game Ball Delivery Kid: One winner will bring out the game ball to the pitcher’s mound (two tickets to the game included).
OTM resources

OTM support kits are still available in our stores for $10! Kits include “Help me support the troops” button, OTM goal chart with stickers to record donations, “supporter” stickers to thank donors, donation box for you to decorate, OTM clip art, 8’ string of 12” by 18” American Stars pennants, special OTM cards, and tips to help you reach your OTM goals.

OTM materials available on this page under "Forms and Resources" include digital customer receipts, box wraps, a flyer, a transaction log and notecards.


Check out the 2017 cookie program rewards: From the special 100th Anniversary participation patch to an all-day adventure at Universal Studio's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you'll be sure to find inspiration to reach new goals.

 Watch Girl Scouts Michaela, Harper and Juliana unbox some of the rewards!

Cookie Spirit Week: March 6-12

Girls and volunteers, capture these wonderful Girl Scout moments and post the photos on Facebook or Instagram with #CookieSpiritWeek. Tag Girl Scouts San Diego, or post on our page, to enter a drawing for a customized Girl Scouts San Diego 100th Anniversary camping chair.

The more posts you make, the more chances you have to win. Keep a look out for the days with special bonus points! 

Monday, March 6: Girl Scouts Sing Loud Day
Make up a cookie cheer or song to sing all week.

Tuesday, March 7: Share Your Story Day
Tell us how you and your troop are using cookie proceeds or learning the 5 cookie program skills.

Wednesday, March 8: Favorite Girl Scout Cookie Day
+1 bonus: Show us your favorite cookie recipe.

Thursday, March 9: Support Our Troops Day
Collect Operation Thin Mint notecards and donations from customers.
+1 bonus: Show off your OTM booth or mobile display.

Friday, March 10: Happy Customer Day
Capture a happy customer moment.
+1 bonus: Show off that snazzy booth, or how you’re letting customers know it’s their last chance to buy Girl Scout Cookies.

Saturday, March 11: Door-to-door Day
Don’t forget to show off that fabulous cookie mobile.

Sunday, March 12: Girl Scout Pride Day
Show off how you’re celebrating Girl Scouts’ birthday on the last day of the cookie program.
+1 bonus: Sign your troop up for a 100 Days of Girl Scouts service project.

Note: Girl Scouts San Diego may use submitted photos for promotional purposes. Before engaging in any online activities, girls must take the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledge.

Cookie Captains and Cookie Rookies

Cookie Captains are Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors or Ambassadors who have participated in previous cookie programs and plan to participate in this year’s cookie program. They mentor Cookie Rookies, Daisy or Brownie troops participating in the cookie program for the first time.

Cookie Captains who complete the required 10 hours and turn in a final report earn and receive an exclusive 2017 Cookie Captain patch. Cookie Rookies benefit from older girl mentorship and have fun with experienced sister Girl Scouts!


Because unexpected incidents can occur at any time, it is imperative to keep safety in mind at all times, including while selling cookies.

During booth sales, please follow our safety guidelines, including having at least two adults present at all times (one adult must be registered and background checked). Girl Scouts in 6th-12th grade may sell at booth sites with a one-to-one (1:1) girl to adult ratio, accompanied by just one legal guardian who is registered and background checked.

Should a situation occur (a robbery, aggressive customer, etc.), the safety of girls is paramount. Move them to safety and call the police immediately. Do not approach an aggressive individual or chase one.

As soon as possible after the incident, please call your Service Unit Cookie Coordinator and notify Girl Scouts San Diego staff by calling (619) 298-8391. (After standard office hours, press “2” when prompted to be forwarded to the emergency phone line. A Girl Scout staff member will quickly respond.)

If you have questions, please contact Lani Longacre, director of retail and product sales.

Did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? Even cooler, being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later: 

   Goal Setting

  Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics