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For Cookie Entrepreneurs

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, 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 packages you need to make it happen. To get started in the program, complete the online interest form.

Key Program Dates
  • November-December: Service unit cookie coordinators (SUCCs) train troop cookie managers.
  • December-January: Troop cookie managers (TCMs) train girls and parents/guardians
  • January: Service unit cookie kickoffs
  • Thursday, Jan. 10: Digital Cookie Construction Day (Escondido Program Center)
  • Saturday, Jan. 12: Digital Cookie Construction Day (Balboa Campus)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16: Digital Cookie Construction Day (Balboa Campus)
  • Saturday, Jan. 26: Troop cookie pickup
  • Sunday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.: Cookie program begins!
  • Friday, Feb. 8: Booths begin
  • Friday, Feb. 22-Sunday, Feb. 24: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and Cookies on Tap
  • Sunday, March 10: Cookie program ends
  • TBD:  Operation Thin Mint Sendoff
  • May/June: Rewards arrive
Forms and Resources

Program Tools

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

Want to know about all the benefits of participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program? Looking for a one-stop shop with 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.


A complete list of rewards and details can be found in your Family Cookie Guide on pages 10-11.


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 program requirements and turn in a final report by Friday, March 15 earn and receive an exclusive 2019 Cookie Captain patch. Cookie Rookies benefit from older girl mentorship and have fun with experienced sister Girl Scouts.

If you would like to participate as a Cookie Rookie, and you do not already have Cookie Captains lined up, reach out to your service unit cookie coordinator. To participate as a Cookie Captain, complete the commitment form.

Questions? Email

Individually Registered Members (IRMs)

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 complete interest form.

Did you know that you're also part of the largest financial girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world?  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 

The Girl Scouts® name, mark, and all associated trademarks and logotypes, including the Trefoil Design, G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, and Cookie Pro™ are owned by Girl Scouts of the USA. 

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