Cookies

Here you'll find all the info you need about the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program! 

Cookie Program Dates: February 1 – March 24

Order-Taking: February 1 - March 17
Booth Sales: February 8 - March 24
Online: February 1 - March 24

SUPER CUPBOARDS OPEN FOR RETURNS: March 25

 
 
 

 
 
 

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2019 Cookie Program Kit - This guide is for Troop Product Managers, Service Unit Product Chairs, and Juliette Parent/Guardians to manage the Cookie Program. It includes important dates, deadlines and helpful information to start the program.

2019 Service Unit Product Chair Checklist - One page overview of responsibilities and logistics for Service Unit Product Chairs.

2019 Juliette Program Kit - Supplement to the Cookie Program Kit for Juliettes (individually registered girls) and their families.

Shout Outs - Links to all Shout Out Product Program Newsletters will be continually added here on The Bridge!

What’s New for 2019 Info Sheet - This one-sheet describes everything new and exciting coming up for the 2019 Cookie Program!

Cookie Program Quick Start Guide - This one-sheet is for girls who join Girl Scouts during Free Membership Week (March 10-16) and would like to participate in the Cookie Program!

Agreement Forms

  • Troop Product Manager Agreement Form: Fill out this form to opt-in to your role if you are serving as the Troop Product Manager for the 2019 Cookie Program (and did not fill out this agreement for the 2018 Fall Product Program).

  • Service Unit Product Chair Agreement Form: Fill out this form to opt-in to your role if you are serving as the Service Unit Product Chair for the 2019 Cookie Program (and did not fill out this agreement for the 2018 Fall Product Program).

  • Juliette Parent/Guardian Agreement Form: If your Girl Scout is not participating in the Product Programs with a troop, please fill out this agreement form 2019 Cookie Program (if you did not fill out this agreement for the 2018 Fall Product Program).

Training

Smart Cookies Training: Troops Dashboard
This is a walk through of the Troop Dashboard in the Smart Cookies site. This training is specifically for volunteers working with troops AND Juliette parent/guardians.

Smart Cookies Training: Service Unit Dashboard
This is a walk through of the Service Unit & Troop Dashboard in the Smart Cookies site. This training is specifically for volunteers working as the Service Unit Product Chair.

Smart Cookies Training - Parent/Family Dashboard
This is an orientation to the Smart Cookies system where you and your Girl Scout can set goals, track progress, market to customers and even sell cookies online! New features for 2019! Also, check out this short video for a quick walkthrough of the family aspects of Smart Cookies.

Smart Cookies Training Q&A - This document includes answers to all of the questions asked during the second round of cookie training.

Troop Product Manager Training (Full Training Video) - Download the Slides
All Troop Product Managers, Service Unit Product Chairs, and Juliette Parents/Guardians should view this full recorded Cookie Program training.

Juliette Parent/Guardian Training (Supplement) - Download the Slides
We had a technology issue with the recorded version, but you can download the slides and follow along with the audio-only (no visuals) here. If you’d prefer to read the audio “script” with the slides, you can find that version here.

Service Unit Product Chair Training (Supplement) - Download the Slides
After viewing the full training above, Service Unit Product Chairs should view this supplement video, which covers the additional info for their program.

Cookie Training Q&A - This document includes answers to all of the questions asked during the first round of cookie training.

Cookie Materials (Troops & Girls)

  • Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Talking Points: This document will help girls speak with customers about the gluten free cookie shortage.

  • Cookie Dough and Reward FAQ: This document covers updates to the Cookie Program’s Bonus Cookie Dough, and the ability to purchase some rewards in-shop for participating girls who select Bonus Cookie Dough.

  • Cookie Activity Pin Guide: This guide explains how girls can earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin (girls who attend one of the Cookie Kick-Off events will automatically earn the pin as part of their activities).

  • Cookie Marketing Dos and Don’ts: This guide covers policies on using social media, advertising, and the promotion of booth sales.

  • Family Welcome Letter: This customizable letter can be used by troop leaders to get important Cookie Program information to their Girl Scout families.

  • Joy Project Charities: This document (in-progress) lists the local non-profits that will receive Girl Scout Cookie donations through the Joy Project.

  • Joy Project Info for Troops: This document explains how troops can take donations during the Cookie Program to send cookies to non-profits.

  • Joy Project - Tracking Donated Cookies: This handy graphic walks you through the different ways you can accept and designate donated cookies.

  • Juliette Reward Panel: This document shows all reward options for girls participating individually during the 2019 Cookie Program.

  • Mini Order Card - No Gluten Free: This printable order card is available for troops needing additional materials. Note: this version does not list the gluten free cookie.

  • Mini Order Card - With Gluten Free: This printable order card is available for troops needing additional materials. Note: this version does list the gluten free cookie.

  • League of Legendary Creatures Instant Reward Program Guidelines: This document contains guidelines for troops who opted-in to the League of Legendary Creatures program this fall.

  • Planning Your Troop Kickoff: This guide will help troop leaders plan the Cookie Program kickoff meeting for their troop, including a materials list and agenda.

  • Product Program Permission Form: (For parents/guardians) The permission form will be turned in to the Troop Product Manager, and only needs to be filled out once for the 2018 Fall Product and 2019 Cookie Programs.

  • Statement for Early Cookie Program Sales:  If you see a post on social media where a family in Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is gathering orders for Girl Scout Cookies before the official February 1 start date, here is a sample message that you can send them, to let them know about the official February 1 start date

  • Troop Kickoff Video (With Instant Rewards): Use this video at your troop Cookie Program kick-off meeting to get girls excited about the program and the rewards they can earn! This version includes the League of Legendary Creatures instant rewards (to be used if your troop signed up for the instant rewards program in fall 2018).

  • Troop Kickoff Video (Without Instant Rewards): Use this video at your troop Cookie Program kick-off meeting to get girls excited about the program and the rewards they can earn! This version does not include the League of Legendary Creatures instant rewards (to be used if your troop DID NOT sign up for the instant rewards program in fall 2018).

  • Troop Reward Panel: This document shows all reward options for girls participating with their troop during the 2019 Cookie Program.

  • Yeti Search and Rescue Fun Patch Guide: This Yeti-inspired activity kit is to help girls earn their Yeti Search and Rescue fun patch as part of the 2019 Cookie Program.

Leader-Created Resources

  • 2019 Cookie Program Goal Chart: This awesome chart was created by volunteer Tammy Bonnema. Feel free to use it to help girls track their 2019 Cookie Program goals!

  • How Many Packages in a Case?: This printable chart was created by volunteer Jess T. Feel free to use it for a quick guide when doing package math!

Ordering Cookies

  • Cookie Cupboard Listing: This list includes hours and locations for the cupboards where volunteers can pick up more cookies.

  • Initial Order Estimator Tool: Enter information into the highlighted yellow cells of this spreadsheet to help you estimate your troop's Initial Order. 

  • Mega Drop FAQ: This document contains frequently asked questions about the Initial Order Mega Drops happening in Des Moines and Sioux City in February.

Paying for Cookies

  • Clover Go Login Request - Use this form to request a login for the Clover Go app, which allows you to take credit card payments at booth sales.

  • Clover Go User Guide - This guide covers how to use the Clover Go app to take credit card payments at booth sales.

  • Payment Adjustment Form - Fill out this form if you need to alter the amount withdrawn from the troop account due to extenuating circumstances.

  • Bad Check Form - Fill out this form if you receive a bad check/check with insufficient funds.

  • Girl Shortage Form - Fill out this form if you are having trouble collecting funds for cookies exchanged with a troop family.

Juliettes

  • 2019 Juliette Program Kit - Supplement to the Cookie Program Kit for Juliettes (individually registered girls) and their families.

  • Juliette Deposit-Only Card Guide: This guide contains information for Juliettes using a deposit-only card (rather than a troop bank account) to manage their money.

  • Juliette Reward Panel: This document shows all reward options for girls participating individually during the 2019 Cookie Program.

Booth Sales

  • Booth Sale Recruitment Flyer: Use this flyer to let girls who stop by your cookie booth know about Girl Scouts!

  • Booth Sale Guidelines: This guide explains how volunteers can plan and hold booth sales during the Cookie Program.

  • Booth Sale Statement: This statement addresses troops/service units reserving booths before the January 1 start date.

  • Booth Sale Worksheet: This worksheet can be used to track sales at booth sales.

  • Joy Project Flyer: You can use this flyer to let customers know that even if they don’t want cookies, they can donate to the Joy Project and we’ll donate cookies to local organizations!

  • New Cookie Flyer: You can use this flyer at your booth to tell customers about the new gluten free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie.

  • Free Sample Flyer: You can use this flyer to showcase which flavor of cookie you will have available for free samples at your booth (all registered booth sales will receive one free package of cookies for samples - your choice of flavor).

Smart Cookies - For Volunteers

Smart Cookies - For Girls

COOKIE KICK-OFF MATERIALS

These materials were featured at this year's council Cookie Kick-Offs! Feel free to use them to get your troop excited for this year's Cookie Program. 

Cookie Dough/Program Credits

  • Program Credit Policy: This guide outlines how Program Credits are earned during the Product Programs, and how they can be used.

  • Online Code Request Form This form can be used to transfer council program credits (Troop Credits or Individual Girl Cookie Dough, Munch Money and/or Juliette Program Credits) to an online code that can be used in our Official Online Store.