|Troop Cookie Program parent meeting||December/January|
|Troop initial orders and opt-out choice due||January 13|
|Digital Cookie email to parents||Early January|
|Digital Cookie GO DAY! Program Begins—online selling opens 2 weeks prior to in-hand selling||January 25|
|Digital Cookie Day events at offices||January 25|
|Cookie distribution window to troop volunteers and girls||February 5-9|
|Cookies In-hand GO DAY! Program Begins—girls selling in person||February 10|
|First ACH Debit||February 25|
|National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend||February 28- |
|Girl Scout Week||March 8-14|
|Girl Scout Birthday||March 12|
|Cookie businesses close||March 15|
|Final ACH Debit||March 25|
|Reward Cards mailed to girls||Late April|
|Recognition items distributed||May|
|Experiential Rewards and Events||May-July, October|
Cookie Program Resources
It’s going to be AWESOME. Are you ready? Great. Let’s do it. Check out these great tools to help you reach your goals, and have your best cookie season yet!
When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, 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 going to summer camp, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many packages you need to sell to make it happen.
But did you know that you're also part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world? Even cooler: being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later!
Key Program Dates
Cookie Selling Resources
Digital Cookie Day—January 25, 2020
Setup Your Digital Cookie Page
Request Your Goal-Getter Kit (Grades 6–12)
Social Media Toolkit for Girls & Families
Girl Scout Cookie Championship
Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins
Each Girl Scout grade level has its own set of requirements to help families guide their Girl Scout as she runs her own cookie business year after year. Girls can earn all 13 pins in the collection—one unique pin for every year they participate and meet the requirements. Guidelines for each program level are on the Volunteer Toolkit in the resources tab and linked below.
Are you a Girl Scout go-getter and a cookie creativity captain? Show us your awesome entrepreneurial moves by entering our 2020 Cookie Challenges! Prepare your Perfect Pitch, Bling Your Booth, or share how you reach for your goals in the Goal-getter Challenge (for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors only). Enter starting January 1, 2020 for the chance to win prizes ranging from retail swag and free council-sponsored programs to discounted lifetime memberships.
Share on social! Tag your posts @GSNorCal #GSNorCalentrepreneurs for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.
Perfect Pitch Video Challenge
Bling Your Booth Facebook Challenge
Goal-Getter Challenge (for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors)
GSUSA's Cookie Pro Contest
Questions? Please reach out to Ash Redfield, PR & Communications Specialist, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Cookie Challenges Question.”
By entering these challenges, you grant Girl Scouts of Northern California permission to use all images, video, and text on public channels including but not limited to social media, our website, and electronic communications. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.