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For Cookie Sellers

San Diegans in the spotlight: Our council’s G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders) are so awesome that our baker will feature them in its 2018 marketing campaign! Look for our Girl Scouts on order cards, websites, and sales materials nationwide.

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, complete the online interest form.

Key Sale Dates
  • December-January

    • Troop cookie managers (TCMs) train girls and parents/guardians

  • January - Service unit cookie kickoffs we will link to a calendar page once we have dates together.

  • Saturday, Jan. 27 – Troop cookie pickup

  • Sunday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. - Cookie program begins!

  • Friday, Feb. 9 - Booth sales begin

  • Friday, Feb. 23 – Sunday, Feb. 25 – National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend and Cookies on Tap

  • Sunday, March 11 - Cookie program ends

  • TBDOperation Thin Mint Sendoff

  • May/June – Rewards arrive

Forms and Resources

Sales Tools

Girl Resources

  • Family Cookie Guide | Spanish – Available Friday, Dec. 1
  • Brag Sheet
  • I will be adding additional resources as we receive them.

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 selling Girl Scout Cookies? 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.

Rewards
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 cookies@sdgirlscouts.org for online training.

Mystery House Contest

Sunday, Jan. 28 - Sunday, March 11

The first Girl Scout selling cookies to stop by a Mystery House location will win a Mermaid Trinket Holder. There will be approximately one secret Mystery House per service unit.

  • Each winner will receive a certificate at the Mystery House. She may submit the certificate to Girl Scouts San Diego to claim her prize. The homeowner will notify the first Girl Scout visitor, so no need for the girls to inquire about it at each house they visit.

  • If a girl leaves a door hanger (page 20) with her first name and troop number at a residence that happens to be a Mystery House, the host will share the information with Girl Scouts San Diego so the winner may be identified.

Need help finding a Mystery House? Throughout the sale, Girl Scouts San Diego will provide clues on Facebook and Instagram about the Mystery House locations. It may also be helpful to consult a map on the cookie webpage that indicates which areas have the most Girl Scouts.

Cookie Pro Contest
 Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest

Are you a barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ lead takin’ cookie entrepreneur? 

This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn, succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by entering our national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest from January 2 through April 30, 2018.

 Prizes

Limited-Edition Patch
Every girl who enters the Cookie Pro 2018 Contest will unlock an awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller from a participating council to take part. 

Grand Prize!
Six girls nationwide, one per Girl Scout grade level, will be named Girl Scouts of the USA’s top cookie pro for 2018 and get the epic chance to:

  • Be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie box!
  • Travel to New York City for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience!

Join the nationwide celebration by participating in GSUSA’s Cookie Pro 2018 ContestEnter here.

Digital Cookie Resources

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