Booth Sale Edition
- Booth sales
begin THIS Friday!
- Booth sale
One-to-one booth sales
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
- Girl Scout
Cookies + Pastry Genius = Extraordinary Desserts
- Set, Reached
... Matched! Contest UPDATE
- Get the
facts about Girl Scout cookies!
Booth sales begin THIS Friday!
- All sites become
available in eBudde Booth Scheduler on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
IMPORTANT: Due to some confusion across
service units regarding new booth scheduling guidelines this year, troops
will be allowed 15 sites on the first day the eBudde Booth
Scheduler opens, Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m..
- The allotted 15
sites include live lottery signups, military/older girl online lottery
signups, and any sites picked up in eBudde Booth Scheduler.
- This amendment will
result in an adjustment of 3 additional sites allowed for
signup on each day following as well - i.e. 18 allowed on
Thursday, Feb. 6, 21 allowed on Friday, Feb. 7 and so on (page
41 of TCM Handbook).
- A signed Girl Scout
Permission Slip is required for booth sale activity. Use the Multi-booth
Permission Form to capture permission for all planned booth
sales on one easy form.
- For safety, two
adults must be present at each booth sale (one registered
and background checked). (page 12)
- Bring a copy of the
eBudde Booth Scheduler confirmation of location and time.
- Record girls' booth
sale credits in the Booth Sale Recorder app or online in eBudde.
In the event of a problem:
- Remember to act
respectfully and abide by the Girl Scout Law as a representative
of Girl Scouts.
- If another troop
arrives at the same time and place:
- Troops/1:1 girls
should compare eBudde Booth Scheduler confirmations (page 43).
- If one troop/1:1
girl does not have site confirmation, they must leave.
- If a serious problem
arises with another troop/older girl, politely get the troop
number and have the TCM contact the SUCC immediately.
- Under no circumstance should store
management be involved in troop/girl conflicts. Locations
have the right to cancel all remaining booth sales.
- If a problem arises
with the property management, store management or security
guards, have the TCM contact the SUCC immediately.
See pages 12-13 for all Booth Sale
Visit our Pinterest page for booth decorating ideas!
- Visit our Cookie Sellers web
page for print-ready materials that girls can use to bling
their booths. Here, girls will find posters, stickers, signs, and
- Display your troop number.
- Upon arrival, check with location manager/finishing troop
for specific instructions.
- Only approach customers on their way out of the
- Be alert! Ensure an adult is near the girls, money and
cookies at all times.
- Leave the area cleaner than you found it and take your
empty cases home.
- The last troop of the day should let location management
know you are leaving and thank them.
One-to-one booth sales
Girls currently in 6th grade or above may sell at booth
sites with a one-to-one (1:1) girl to adult ratio with her legal
guardian who is registered and background checked. (page 12)
- Recommendation: Girls should use their own
inventory (cookies signed out to them).
By not using troop inventory, risk is minimized of troops being
responsible for unsold inventory.
- Tips: Use high volume booth sites
(i.e. Saturday sites) for the entire troop. Limit how many
1:1 sites each girl can sign up for during the first weeks of
National Girl Scout Cookie
Celebrate National Girl Scout
Cookie Weekend Feb. 7-9
- JOIN the largest virtual Girl Scout
cookie party! Party starts February 5. Click here for details.
Scout Cookies + Pastry Genius = Extraordinary Desserts
When America's favorite cookies
inspire San Diego's most renowned pastry chef, expect
For National Girl Scout Cookie
Weekend (Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9), Karen Krasne has created three
special recipes for her acclaimed Extraordinary Desserts
Girl Scout cookie fans can
select from Krasne's Thin Mint® Crème Brulee, made with fresh mint
and vanilla bean; a coconut-filled Samoas® Chocolate Pot de Crème; or
- for peanut butter aficionados - a Hot Fudge Sundae with Tagalongs®
Set, Reach ... Matched! Contest
to all the troops that participated in the Set, Reach ... Matched!
Contest by submitting their troop cookie goals online.
due to an unforeseen computer glitch, entries submitted before 1 p.m.
on Wednesday, Jan. 29 were not captured. Therefore, we
are extending the deadline to Monday, Feb. 10, and
encouraging the troops affected to re-submit the information.
accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience. Good luck in the
random drawing to select one winner for doubled troop proceeds.
- All cash donations are
to be designated for OTM.
- Use the Booth Sale
Recorder to "buy" an OTM box for every $4 received and
record it in eBudde.
- Troops and girls
should never ask for or accept donations for their troop.
- Troops receive
proceeds for OTM donations, just like other cookie sales.
- Girls earn rewards for
OTM donations (see Family Guide),
which also count towards regular girl rewards.
- Girls should ask EVERY
customer if they would like to make a donation to Operation Thin
- Have girls track
progress on a tally sheet to maintain focus while they're at a
See page 19 for more details on
Operation Thin Mint®.
Get the facts about Girl Scout
The Girl Scout Cookie
Program is a beloved, 97-year American tradition that helps girls
develop valuable life skills. Proceeds fund countless programs,
activities and camps, as well as the service projects that make our
community a better place. The vast majority of Americans support Girl
Scouts, its mission and the cookie program.
a wealth of misinformation, an online flyer is calling for a boycott
of Girl Scout cookies. In case you receive an inquiry, here are the
- Girl Scouts does not give cookie proceeds to
100% of our proceeds stay here in San Diego to support our
30,000 girl and 13,500 adult members.
- Girl Scouts has not endorsed any person,
organization, political party or politician.
Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and
character, who make the world a better place. This is not a
- Girl Scouts does not take a position on
reproductive issues. We believe these matters are best
discussed within the family. Girl Scouts of the USA does not
have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Neither does Girl
Scouts San Diego.
This resource contains accurate
information about the use of cookie proceeds. You may wish to read it
and bring a copy with you while selling.
have questions, please contact email@example.com.
Q. How do I log
into the Cupboard site?
A. Login: Your email address used in
Temporary password: Your troop number
You will be prompted to change
your password upon your first login. (page 47)
Q. I forgot my password for the Cupboard Website.
What do I do?
A. Click on the
"I forgot my password!" button and check your spam/junk
folder if the email does not appear in your inbox.
Q. Why are booth
sales starting a week earlier this year?
A. In order to
align with our bordering councils' start dates, we moved the start of
booth sales up one week.
Q. Why should
our troop use the booth sale recorder?
A. For a
cookie volunteer, booth sales can be a record-keeping challenge.
Using the Booth Sale Recorder will help you keep track in eBudde
which girls should receive credit for the cookies
sold, and the data will help troops to know in the future,
which cookie booth locations are most successful. (page 44)
When can girls have a standabout (lemonade-style stand) in front of
Standabouts are permitted throughout the entire duration of the
cookie program. (page 10)
Q. Are walkabouts permitted on university
University campuses are private property and walkabouts are not
permitted. (page 10)
Q: Can I place a
last minute order at a Cookie Cupboard?
A: Please refer to the Cupboard
Locations and Hours page on the Cupboard website to find a cupboard's
note regarding availability/procedure for orders needing to be picked
up within an hour. Some cupboards cannot accept orders placed within
the hour (require advanced notice) while some are happy to help you
at the last minute.
Which cookies contain nuts?
Q. What if I see a troop/girl(s) violating
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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".
sites become available in eBudde Booth Scheduler
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
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
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