for Troop Cookie Managers
- NEW! Booth
Contest - 3 chances to win
- Update: What can a Cookie Buck do?
- NEW REWARD! 200+ Patch
- How to spot
a counterfeit bill
- Important reminders
Booth Contest - 3 chances to win
up for additional booth sites for a chance to win an exclusive
shopping experience at a Girl Scout shop!
We'll be rolling out the green carpet for three lucky troops*
for a private shopping event that will include sparkling cider,
pizza, $250 Cookie Bucks per troop*, music, a nail bar, and much
Booth sites are now unlimited and there are over 13,000 booth
sites still available; almost 8,000 of those are
outside traditional school hours.
Troops* are entered to win an exclusive shopping
event by simply signing up for additional
booth sites between Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 9.
The more sign-ups, the more chances to win! (Sites must be additional
sites; sites claimed prior to 7 p.m. on Feb. 16 are not eligible.)
One site will be randomly selected each week (for
three weeks) for a total of three
chances to win! A secret shopper will visit the sites
and notify the troops* they have won. Winning troops* must be present
and adhering to all booth policies to win.
*IGMs are eligible for contest, too.
What can a Cookie Buck do?
Cookie Bucks can now be used for
registration and camp deposits!*
Now, girls will be able to fund
100% of their Girl Scout experience by participating in product
In addition to membership
registration and camp deposits, Cookie Bucks can be used for destinations,
camp, council-led events and programs, Adventure Zone, Girl Scout
program books, uniforms, and much more!
*In order to use Cookie Bucks as
payment, member registrations and deposits must be done with paper
forms. No change will be given.
If a girl sells 200+ boxes, this
goal-getter will now receive a new #cookieboss patch in
Luna the Arctic Fox! Friendly reminder: Older girls who opt out
of lower level rewards are still eligible to receive patches,
including this new patch! See page 16 in the TCM Handbook for
details about opting out.
TCMs do not need to order this
patch, any girl who has 200 or more boxes assigned to her in eBudde
will automatically receive it.
How to spot a counterfeit bill
Unfortunately, Girl Scouts is sometimes a target
for counterfeit bills so we encourage troops to be very aware. Please
view the helpful tips
provided by the Secret Service Agency.
come to your scheduled booth site prepared
- bring smaller bills you will need to make change; do not ask
- Leave the booth
than you found it - break down and remove your
- Two adults (one registered and background checked) must be
present at each booth sale.
- Exception - 1:1
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
- Please arrive to your
scheduled cookie cupboard appointment on time.
Most cookie cupboards are run by volunteers who have graciously
donated their time and space to facilitate cookie distribution.
- Cookies are sold for $4 per box. If sold for more, consequences
may be issued.
Q. What if my troop moves to a higher per box rate
after the first payment?
A. eBudde will do all the
calculations for you! The Sales Report Tab in eBudde will show the
updated balance due to council. (page 57)
Q. What happens if
my troop accepted a counterfeit bill or a check is returned?
A. Unfortunately, Girl Scouts San Diego cannot be
held responsible in these situations and cannot offer any recourse or
reimbursement. Please be cautious in accepting large bills and
checks. (page 17)
if my troop is charged a fee for large cash deposits at the bank?
A. All fees incurred due to depositing large
cash amounts during the months of February and March 2014 will
be reimbursed when a troop banks under the council plan. UPDATE from
TCM Handbook: This reimbursement should now be occurring
automatically for troops banking with Wells Fargo. If reimbursement
does not occur automatically, please contact email@example.com.
My troop has the opportunity to receive a large OTM donation and the
customer will need an official receipt. What do I do?
A. Any OTM donation that is $250 or more must
come directly to Girl Scouts San Diego and an official receipt will
be provided to the customer. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 email@example.com.
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".
for first payment must be in troop account by end-of-business day
cupboards now open to mixed case orders and individual box exchanges
day for troops to accept returns of unsold inventory from
parents/guardians into troop inventory
inventory awareness week
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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