When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, 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 packages you need to make it happen.
Congratulations to our Top 100 Girl Scout Cookie Marketers of 2023!
|1: Sahara R. (T6105): 6,862 packages||51: Elizabeth P. (T5096): 2,085 packages|
|2: Tabitha A. (T5274): 4,541 packages||52: Emma P. (T5096): 2,085 packages|
|3: Grace B. (T6561): 3,736 packages||53: Audrey V. (T9805): 2,077 packages|
|4: Kianna M. (T4233): 3,598 packages||54: Madison B. (T4807): 2,067 packages|
|5: Karley C. (T4573): 3,580 packages||55: Tara B. (T5936): 2,064 packages|
|6: Elizabeth M. (T6561): 3,504 packages||56: Gabriella-Sophia R. (T6039): 2,050 packages|
|7: Dalia O. (T6149): 3,471 packages||57: Skylar S. (T4403): 2,050 packages|
|8: Joanna Beatriz A. (T4223): 3,462 packages||58: Maddison C. (T4403): 2,050 packages|
|9: Rhianna J. (T4190): 3,425 packages||59: Jes M. (T5864): 2,050 packages|
|10: Isabella M. (T62095): 3,355 packages||60: Madeleine-Elizabeth R. (T6039): 2,050 packages|
|11: Gabi B. (T4069): 3,250 packages||61: Katherine-Rose R. (T6039): 2,050 packages|
|12: Landry S G. (T4870): 3,152 packages||62: Josephine M. (T1924): 2,045 packages|
|13: Lillian K. (T5805): 3,125 packages||63: Annabelle H. (T3781): 2,043 packages|
|14: Kaylee S. (T3434): 3,110 packages||64: Lorilei D. (T2012): 2,041 packages|
|15: Mia V. (T3224): 3,105 packages||65: Damiana C. (T4675): 2,038 packages|
|16: Isabel J. (T1044): 3,042 packages||66: Patience C. (T2030): 2,032 packages|
|17: Keely T. (T2002): 3,020 packages||67: Kassidy L. (T7234): 2,032 packages|
|18: Chloe G. (T2950): 3,000 packages||68: Neena A. (T6923): 2,031 packages|
|19: Marian B. (T3868): 2,662 packages||69: Alyssa M. (T4190): 2,029 packages|
|20: Kendra T. (T2721): 2,637 packages||70: Mackenzie T. (T2950): 2,027 packages|
|21: Nikki G. (T4252): 2,582 packages||71: Abigael F. (T2950): 2,025 packages|
|22: Adrienne H. (T2956): 2,573 packages||72: Kayla T. (T6116): 2,023 packages|
|23: Leah E. (T4647): 2,470 packages||73: Anaeya B. (T6116): 2,023 packages|
|24: Macyn P. (T5810): 2,462 packages||74: Zamyra P. (T5220): 1,926 packages|
|25: Charlotte R. (T6956): 2,433 packages||75: Emma L. (T2018): 1,907 packages|
|26: Madison P. (T4875): 2,418 packages||76: Sarissa P. (T6962): 1,892 packages|
|27: Mikayla G. (T3997): 2,382 packages||77: Rebecca H. (T2211): 1,839 packages|
|28: Audrey P. (T2118): 2,325 packages||78: Natalie N. (T4830): 1,712 packages|
|29: Angelina M. (T2012): 2,323 packages||79: Cora P. (T1557): 1,695 packages|
|30: Ciara T. (T5248): 2,305 packages||80: Alexa O. (T5864): 1,691 packages|
|31: Savannah S. (T4288): 2,289 packages||81: Imani B. (T4887): 1,685 packages|
|32: Fia L. (T1923): 2,286 packages||82: Aida L. (T4233): 1,681 packages|
|33: Leah H. (T5046): 2,271 packages||83: Zoey B. (T2907): 1,668 packages|
|34: Gabriella O. (T5984): 2,254 packages||84: Avery P. (T4611): 1,660 packages|
|35: Skylynn W. (T8780): 2,246 packages||85: Savannah F. (T4223): 1,654 packages|
|36: Ella T. (T6139): 2,223 packages||86: MiaBella C. (T6201): 1,632 packages|
|37: Georgianna T. (T6072): 2,221 packages||87: Ciara F. (T4650): 1,630 packages|
|38: Abigail C. (T5099): 2,211 packages||88: Cassidy S. (T4403): 1,626 packages|
|39: Brooklynn J. (T8780): 2,189 packages||89: Kyla M. (T4991): 1,622 packages|
|40: Lily G. (T5857): 2,179 packages||90: Westley V. (T4487): 1,620 packages|
|41: Brenna C. (T8780): 2,166 packages||91: Penny G. (T21): 1,616 packages|
|42: Sophie B. (T21): 2,158 packages||92: Jordin J. (T2012): 1,609 packages|
|43: Charlotte R. (T21): 2,154 packages||93: Audrey B. (T4899): 1,601 packages|
|44: Danica D. (T4529): 2,150 packages||94: Gemma P. (T5805): 1,573 packages|
|45: Alexsa S. (T2002): 2,146 packages||95: Lauren E. (T66891): 1,572 packages|
|46: Gwendolyn P. (T4157): 2,142 packages||96: Aubrey M. (T1917): 1,567 packages|
|47: Ella O. (T2036): 2,136 packages||97: Abigail C. (T4386): 1,564 packages|
|48: Clara M. (T4738): 2,119 packages||98: Mackenzie S. (T4100): 1,561 packages|
|49: Elizabeth B. (T5099): 2,117 packages||99: Emily D. (T2120): 1,557 packages|
|50: Dillon H. (T5857): 2,108 packages||100: Mackenzie P. (T2190): 1,554 packages|
Congratulations to our Top 10 OTM Superstars of 2023!
1: Kendra T. (T2721): 807 OTM packages
2: Mia V. (T3224): 700 OTM packages
3: Cameron C. (T4856): 633 OTM packages
4: Amelia U. (T3807): 592 OTM packages
5: Grace B. (T6561): 578 OTM packages
6: Bianca I. (T4217): 568 OTM packages
7: Adrianna I. (T4438): 567 OTM packages
8: Kayla T. (T6116): 537 OTM packages
9: Landry S. (T4870): 462 OTM packages
10: Laci M. (T2347): 453 OTM packages
The Girl Scout Cookie Program officially starts Sunday, Jan. 28. Review other key program dates and submit the online participation agreement below to ensure your Girl Scout is ready to go! Check back often for additional updates to this page.
December-January: Troop cookie managers train girls and parents/guardians
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Troop initial order due
Saturday, Jan. 27: Delivery Day
Sunday, Jan. 28: Cookie program publicly begins at 9 a.m.; Digital Cookie opens for Girl Scouts
Wednesday, Jan. 31: Cookie cupboards open
Friday, Feb. 9: Cookie booths begin. Troop funds for first payment must be in troop bank account by end of business day.
Sunday, March 10: Cookie program ends
Wednesday, March 13: Troop funds for final payment must be in troop bank account by end of day.
Every girl and troop should participate at the level comfortable to them. Girls are on their honor not to begin public marketing of their cookies before Sunday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.
Cookies in hand: Customers pay girls and receive their cookies immediately.
Order card: Girls may take orders for packages they will deliver later.
Cookie pro tip: Always keep order cards in your purse, car, cookie wagon, etc. Running out of cookies or not being able to carry enough packages for all potential customers is never a problem for girls if they bring an order card along.
Girls may leave an order card in a visible spot at their caregiver’s workplace, accompanied by a note from them outlining their goal and plans for the proceeds. Even if an adult helps make the connection, it is the girl’s responsibility to fill all orders, oversee delivery, and thank her customers!
Digital Cookie: Girls receive orders through their personalized Digital Cookie website where options for shipping or girl delivery are available. Visit the Digital Cookie section for more information.
Family and friends marketing: Contact your friends and family via phone or in person to ask if they are interested in receiving Girl Scout Cookies or donating to Operation Thin Mint SM . Remember to review last year’s order card to reconnect with your reliable customers and practice networking.
Cookie House Party: Hit your goal faster with a Cookie House Party. Invite your friends, families, and all your favorite cookie customers to a party to share your cookie stories, package goals, and dreams. You can customize your pitch with a script and plan fun games and activities. Find instructions on how to host a Cookie House Party on the Little Brownie Bakers website.
Standabouts: You may set up lemonade stand-style “standabouts” in front of your family’s private residence to market cookies to your neighborhood. During standabouts, girls learn how to manage change, cash flow, and cookie inventory in real time, just like other businesses.
Door-to-door: Visit any residential neighborhood in San Diego and Imperial counties. Accompanied by your caregiver, walk around neighborhoods knocking on doors and ringing doorbells to market cookies. You may leave door hangers or business cards with your unique Digital Cookie code at homes where there is no reply. Going door-to-door, you learn the benefits of casting a wide customer net and how to build relationships within your community.
COVID-19 consideration: Conduct door-to-door with members of your household only.
Business and corporate asks: Ask business owners or managers for permission to market cookies at the workplaces during a staff meeting or one-on-one meeting with upper level management. Companies may be interested in purchasing cookies as gifts or in making large charitable contributions to Operation Thin Mint.
Know the cookie varieties. Use this knowledge to convince customer to order more. “Did you know Thin Mints are vegan? We have two cookie varieties with peanut butter: Tagalongs have chocolate, and Do-si-dos don’t.”
Say thank you. Pre-write thank you cards with your unique Digital Cookie link. Customers can use the link to reorder later in the season.
Set a goal. Set small, achievable goals throughout the season to reach your big goal. “Today, I will send three Digital Cookie emails and go door-to-door for one hour.”
Wear a Girl Scout vest. Show your Girl Scout spirit by wearing cookie swag and decorate the supplies.
Promote Operation Thin Mint SM . Offer to send customers a digital donation receipt for tax purposes. Keep notecards available and ask them if they’d like to send a message to the troops with their donation. COVID-19 consideration: Ask customers to mail their notecard directly to Girl Scouts San Diego (address printed on notecards).
Girls in high school are eligible to request a personalized letter of recommendation from Girl Scouts San Diego’s CEO! These letters are a great way to build their resume when completing their college or scholarship applications. Girls must have earned the Participation patch every year they have been a member.
The 2023 Family Cookie Guide is here! Your resource to keep and refer to throughout the cookie season
Give your Girl Scout permission to participate in the 2024 cookie program by completing the 2023-2024 Product Programs Participation Agreement, then send a copy to your troop cookie manager or leader. Troop leaders can find information on how to prepare your troop to participate in the cookie program at our Quick Start webpage.
Parents: Use the 2023-2024 Product Program Participation Agreement button below to sign up your girl for both the cookie and fall product programs. Then forward the confirmation email to your troop cookie manager or troop leader to notify troop leadership that you have given your Girl Scout permission to participate.
An IRM is a girl participating in Girl Scouts independently 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.
IRM caregivers who have previously participated can find training on their gsLearn dashboard. If this is your first time participating as an IRM, please request the IRM training here. You will be assigned the IRM training within 48 hours of completing the training request form.
Encourage goal-setting. Guide your Girl Scout to set practical goals about what she hopes to learn and earn.
Support her participation. Be by her side as she develops the confidence to ask people for their support.
Volunteer. Help the troop by chaperoning at cookie booths, picking up cookies, and sorting rewards.
Digital Cookie is the customizable order-taking website for Girl Scout Cookies. Girls personalize their individual pages with their goals and share their pages with potential customers. Customers can either pay for shipping or have the Girl Scouts they purchase from deliver their orders. After setting up their profiles from their web pages, girls can use the Digital Cookie mobile app to check their goal progress, access safety and selling tips, place new orders for customers, and share their site URLs via email.
Girls may use the internet only to market the cookie program to friends and family. Before engaging in any online activities, caregivers should discuss and review the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledge and online/email marketing guidelines from GSUSA.
Girls under the age of 13 may use the emails in Digital Cookie to market to friends, family, and customers. They are also permitted to use social media sites and email as long as they use the accounts of a caregiver.
Girls 13 and older are permitted to use their own online accounts with adult supervision.
If your Girl Scout sales link is posted on a public-facing site, be aware that the link is now searchable by anyone and could potentially appear anywhere on the internet.
Girl Scout Digital Cookie links cannot be posted on any online resale sites (such as Craigslist, Ebay, or Facebook Marketplace).
Girls and their caregivers must follow through on accepted girl delivery orders and caregivers must supervise all communications and product delivery logistics with any customers girls don’t personally know; girls should never deliver product alone.
Program links may not be shared with any news outlet (this includes online and traditional news media, such as radio, television, or magazines).
Should any online marketing activities be identified in violation of above guidelines, Girl Scouts San Diego reserves the right to request removal of posts.
Advertise your site via emails to family and friends. Once on the Digital Cookie dashboard, click the “Customers” tab to add or import customer contacts, bring up information about customer orders, and send marketing emails.
Aim to send “open for business” emails within the first day or two of Digital Cookie opening. This will give potential customers time to place an order and to follow up if they have any questions. Send “There’s still time to order cookies” emails later in the season.
Let family and friends know to expect an email through Digital Cookie to welcome them to your personalized site. (Some people don’t check their emails often or have strong email spam filters.) Communicating with customers through different methods at different times leads to more cookie orders.
Send emails to 18 different people to earn the Digital Cookie patch!
Email potential customers a link to your personal Digital Cookie website, or post the link to social media. Find your link on the Digital Cookie homepage as “[Your name] cookie site URL.”
Use digital marketing to expand your network and grow your people skills. Use the following strategies when you create a marketing video or post on social media:
Direct shipping: When customers order their cookies to be shipped directly from the warehouse to their home or work, girls get credit without handling delivery. This is a great option for out-of-town family, those who work odd schedules, or anyone willing to pay a little extra for shipping.
Girl delivery: Provide excellent customer service, since happy customers order again and spread the news to other potential customers!
Support your local Girl Scouts with a cookie purchase. The best way to buy cookies is to order them directly from a local Girl Scout. If you don’t know a Girl Scout, you can email our customer care team, and they will connect you with a local troop. Or use the Cookie Finder to search for a booth near you. Girl Scouts San Diego booths begin Friday, Feb. 10. Girl Scout Cookies are also available to ship nationwide through local Girl Scouts beginning Monday, Feb. 27.
Your customers are looking forward to enjoying Girl Scout cookies just as much as ever. Girl Scout entrepreneurs are reminded to follow the layered precautions outlined on our COVID safety page. Guidance on this page is subject to change based on state and local regulations. This page will be kept up-to-date and any significant change will be announced by email.
Find out how you can reduce risk during standabouts, door-to-door, and booth marketing:
A brief overview of what caregivers need to know about the cookie program. For a full list, review your copy of your signed participation agreement.
Caregivers have the right to:
Note: Troop proceeds belong to the troop, not individual girls, and while there is no pre-payment for cookies, troops may require payments owed before giving additional cookies
Caregivers are responsible for:
COVID-19 consideration: Each troop has its own policies for money and package drop-offs, pick-ups, and exchanges. Connect with your troop cookie manger to see if families can make troop bank deposits directly, or if they’ve chosen to give caregivers access to pick up cookies at cupboards (access must be given by troop cookie manager only).
Start the cookie season off at a service unit cookie kickoff! These virtual celebrations are a great way to kick off the cookie program. Through different activities, girls will get excited about the cookie program and learn how to develop the 5 Skills essential to leadership, success, and life: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.