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Cookie Chat

for Troop Cookie Managers

In this issue:

  • Initial order due THIS Friday
  • Resources for your "cookie professionals"
  • North coastal cookie cupboard needed
  • Follow us!
  • Wanted: Cookie proceed stories and photos
  • History of Girl Scout Cookies
  • FAQs


Initial order due THIS Friday

Troop initial order, delivery day appointment, and ACH banking information due in eBudde this Friday by 11:59 p.m. (pages 35-36, 31). 

Click here for a short instructional video on placing the initial order.   

Click here for a short instructional video on entering the troop ACH banking information.

Remember! 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, Feb.1.


Resources for your "cookie professionals"

Don't forget to share the available sales tools with your cookie professionals! Business cards, goal charts, gift cards and much more can be found at


North coastal cookie cupboard needed

Troops in Encinitas/Del Mar/Solana Beach/Carmel Valley seek a volunteer to host & manage a mini-warehouse in a two-car garage in the area. Enjoy the fun of participating in the cookie program by making inventory accessible for north coastal Girl Scouts. Please contact if you or someone you know may be interested. 


Follow us!

There's a lot happening in Girl Scouts San Diego's social media Cake Popworld! Follow us on Pinterest for cookie themed recipes (Thin Mint cake pops, anyone?), cookie craft ideas, and much more!

Follow us on Twitter and "like" us on Facebook for fun cookie updates throughout the cookie program.



Wanted: Cookie proceed stories and photos

Our communications team wants to know how troops and IGMs plan to use their cookie money - whether for service projects, encampments or field trips. Share your story and high-res photos for possible use in your community newspaper, Council Connection or our Facebook posts. Contact: Michelle Ross, (619) 610-0810


History of Girl Scout Cookies

Did you know...

Girl Scout Cookies were sold by local councils around the country until 1940s cookiesWorld War II, when sugar, flour, and butter shortages led Girl Scouts to begin selling calendars to raise money for activities.


After the war, cookie sales resumed, with the national organization licensing local bakers to produce and package cookies. By 1948, a total of 29 bakers were licensed to bake Girl Scout Cookies. Now, there are just two: Little Brownie Bakers and ABC.


Find more historical facts here.



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 our troop accept credit cards?

A. Yes! Please review the 2014 Credit Card Handbook for policies, procedures, and details.


Q. Some of the documents on the TCM webpage are password protected. What is the username and password?

A. Username: GSSD Password: TCM2014


Q. When does Cookie Club open?

A. Cookie Club is currently open. Girls may begin entering contacts as soon as they are set up however, "ask" emails may not be sent until the cookie program begins on Feb. 2 (page 11).


Q. Which cookies do not contain nuts?

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.


Q. What if I see a troop/girl(s) violating policies? 

A. In the event that a disregard of policy is observed, assume good intent as mistakes happen to everyone. Simply ask (politely and respectfully) for the girl's name and/or troop number and share it with your SUCC and/or the Product Sales team via No further action should be taken by the reporting party - troops/parents should not attempt to resolve the issue themselves nor harass any other girls/adults. Please remember to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, respectful of others, and a sister to every Girl Scout.



Thank you!



The Product Sales Team

Girl Scouts San Diego 


Quick links

Girl Scouts San Diego 


 Cookie program resources




Cookie Club


VIP eTraining


Little Brownie Bakers 




Page numbers

All 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". 


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Upcoming dates

January 2014 

TCMs train girls and families


Friday, Jan. 17

Troop initial order and ACH bank information due


Monday, Jan. 27

Military/older girl booth lottery round 1


Tuesday, Jan. 28

Military/older girl booth lottery round 2


Wednesday, Jan. 29

Military/older girl booth lottery round 3


Saturday, Feb. 1

Delivery day: Cookie warehouse pickup


Sunday, Feb. 2 

Cookie program begins







Cookie Program 

 The Girl 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 business ethics.


Cookie Chat Archive

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