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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 boxes 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
  • 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

Girl Resources

Parent/Guardian 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

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.

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 16 earn and receive an exclusive 2018 Cookie Captain patch. Cookie Rookies benefit from older girl mentorship and have fun with experienced sister Girl Scouts!

To participate as a Cookie Captain or Rookie in 2018, contact our Product Sales team.

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 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 

Twenty-four girls nationwide—four per Girl Scout grade level—will be selected for the epic opportunity to:

  • Travel to sunny southern California for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience
  • Go on an incredible behind-the-scenes VIP adventure at Warner Bros. Studios
  • Take part in super-cool activities featuring the DC Super Hero Girls™
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs and business leaders 
  • Attend a very special Girl Scout Cookie Pro recognition event
  • And more!

Sounds pretty amazing, right? So get ready to unleash your very own superpowers this cookie season for your ultimate chance to shine! 

As part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—girls gain essential life skills that stay with them forever. And the Cookie Pro contest highlights those accomplishments for everyone to see.

When you participate, you'll show the world how the Cookie Program prepares girls like you to lead, learn, and succeed not just for today, but for the future, too!      

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. 

Little Brownie Baker photoshoot

Check out photos from our Little Brownie Baker’s 2018 marketing campaign photoshoot.