- Thank you
for saying "yes"!
- Credit card
the American GirlŽ Doll of the YearŽ
- New! Troop
Booth Sign Reward
- Cookie Rally
Thank you for saying
Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation's largest girl-run business,
and you are integral to its success.Your encouragement, coaching, and
guidance will be key ingredients to a successful experience for
girls and volunteers.
Because of you, Girl Scouts all over San Diego
and Imperial counties will learn goal setting, decision making, money
management, people skills and business ethics. They will take their
experiences and earned proceeds to make the world a better place. We
truly appreciate all you do to help girls during the cookie season
and throughout the year!
Credit card program
troops participating in the 2014 cookie program have the option to
accept credit card payments at booth sales. Troops who choose to accept
credit cards must follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Credit Card Handbook.
- NEW! Troops choosing to accept credit cards may
use any mobile payment processing vendor they wish.
- Girl Scouts
San Diego will no longer provide swipers, training or other
support if your troop chooses to accept mobile credit card
- Mobile credit card swipers work the same way any credit
card processing system does; your customer gives you a credit
card and you swipe the card. If the sale is authorized,
the funds are transmitted electronically from your customer's
bank to your troop bank account.
- Troops are responsible for all fees incurred by their mobile
service provider and by the mobile payment processing vendor.
- It is a business decision each troop must make for
themselves; troops should only opt in if they believe they
can increase their sales by accepting credit
The American GirlŽ Doll of the
American GirlŽ Doll of the YearŽ 2014 is one of the many rewards girls can
earn by selling 800+ boxes. She was just released on January 1 so
she's not pictured on the order card. See Isabelle;
learn her story and how she makes the world a better place.
NEW! Troop Booth Sign Reward
Troops that follow their initial order
recommendation (page 34) and
place the order by Friday, Jan. 17 will receive one exclusive sign for their
cookie booths. Signs will be distributed on delivery day,
All Ages Cookie Rally at the San
Don't miss out! Tickets are
still available for our council-wide Cookie Rally this
Sunday, Jan. 12.
Girl Scout members are $12, non-Girl Scout
members are $17; to purchase tickets stop by any of our council
stores (please check store hours for each location - Balboa, Carlsbad and Escondido) before 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets will not be available at the Zoo. Note: Zoological
Society membership, military passes, prepaid tickets and/or discount
coupons do not apply to this special event.
Enter a troop contest for a chance to
double your troop's cookie proceeds! One lucky troop of goal
achievers, chosen at random, will receive a match of troop proceeds for
the 2014 cookie season. That's right: If your troop wins, Girl Scouts
San Diego will match your earnings* at your troop's proceed rate!
Deadline to enter is Saturday, Feb. 1.
*Maximum match 1,000 boxes.
The first Girl Scout walking about selling
cookies to stop by a "Mystery House" during the 2014 cookie
program will win the prize - the arctic set with all of Luna's
- There is at least one
secret location in nearly every service unit.
- The first Girl Scout
to visit the Mystery House will be presented a certificate by
the host to claim her prize.
- Girls should not ask
customers if they are the Mystery House; the girl will be
notified by the host.
- Girls should leave a
door hanger with first name, troop number, and adult contact
information. It will "count" as a visit in case
a Mystery House host is not home.
hangers are available for download here and preprinted for $3 a pack
in council stores.
interactive video offers a virtual field trip to "the most
magical bakery in the world" - Little Brownie Bakers.
Set for national release on
Saturday, Jan.11, Girl
Scout Cookie Wonderland gives a behind-the-scenes peek at how
our cookies are made. Girl Scouts can meet each other, gain new
skills, create "Recipe for Success" business plans and learn
how to use cookie money to change the world. Get your troop together
and let Little Brownie Bakers do the rest. Find details and
additional resources online.
Q. How do I know how many
cases to order for my troop's initial order?
A. We recommend that troops order based
on their previous year's sales; the exact recommended amount is
listed on the customized letter from your SUCC. New troops: Your SUCC
will give you a recommended amount specific to your troop's
program grade level and based on troops' average sales from the
previous year (page 34).
Q. Can Daisies do booth sales?
Q. When will
I receive the girl order cards?
A. The girl order cards are distributed at cookie
delivery on Saturday, Feb. 1 (page 37). The order cards will
also become available online on February 2.
Q. Which cookies do not contain
A. Trefoils and Thin Mints. Samoas are no longer
classified as nut-free due to the FDA's reclassification of coconut
as a tree nut.
The Product Sales Team
Girl Scouts San Diego
page numbers referenced throughout Cookie Chat refer to the 2014 Troop Cookie Manager
Handbook unless otherwise noted. The username is
"GSSD" and the password is "TCM2014".
train girls and families
ages Cookie Rally at the San Diego Zoo
Club opens (but no emails can be sent until Feb. 2).
Troop initial order and ACH bank
Military/older girl booth
lottery round 1
Military/older girl booth lottery round 2
Military/older girl booth lottery round 3
Delivery day: Cookie warehouse
Cookie program begins
Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country
and generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils, and
their communities. Girls set cookie sales goals to support
their chosen activities, to fund community service/leadership
projects, to attend camp, and to travel.
Through the Girl
Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills: goal
setting, decision making, money management, people skills and