Is your Girl Scout prepared to reach her cookie goal? To get
started selling Girl Scout Cookies digitally via COCO, please review our Family Guide for steps on how to
register your Girl Scout in the COCO system. In the registration form
it will ask you to enter your troop number. If you don't see your
troop number in the drop down menu, email email@example.com.
The 2017 Cookie Program marks 100 years of Girl Scouts selling
cookies! We're excited for you to be a part of history when you
participate in this year's program. Learn
more about the history of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
We've also introduced a brand new cookie this year - Girl Scout
all the cookies.
This page will provide you a quick overview of everything you need
to know about the 2017 Cookie Program. For complete details, see pages 6-14 of the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of The
Dates to Remember
|Now - March 26 ||Troop Cookie Manager training |
one near you
|January 4 at 7 p.m. ||Become a Digital Cookie Rock Star
See slides below in Parents section
|January 7 ||Cookie Program opens |
|January 28 at 10 a.m. ||Cookie Bowl for Daisies,
Brownies and Juniors |
|January 28 at 2 p.m. ||Cookie Bowl for Cadettes,
Seniors and Ambassadors |
|February 4 - 11 ||Cookie deliveries begin |
|February 15 ||Cookie cupboards open |
|February 17 at 4 p.m. ||Cookie booth sales open |
|March 26 ||Cookie Program closes |
Troop Cookie Managers
There are just four easy steps to becoming a troop cookie manager:
- Register for the 2016-2017 membership year and be a member in
good standing with the Council
- Have an approved criminal
- Declare the role of troop cookie
For complete details, see page 7 of the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of The Golden Link.
Check your TCM status!
Want to check if your Troop
Cookie Manager (TCM) role is declared or whether your training and
background check are complete? Here’s how:
to this page and log in using your MyGS credentials. Once you’re
logged in, you’ll see which TCM requirements are completed.
Have one that isn’t completed? Click the blue I icon to see what
steps you need to take to complete it.
Note: You must have declared your role and taken training for this
information to populate.
Training for Troop Cookie Managers
In-person classroom and online trainings are now taking place.
First time troop cookie managers: it is recommended you attend
an in-person training for the best possible learning experience.
Online training is available if no date or location is convenient.
Returning troop cookie managers: you are invited to join us for
a one-hour refresher course or can take online training.
Webinars for Troop Cookie Managers
These just-in-time webinars will help you navigate each step of the
troop cookie manager process, give you tips to make it a breeze and
give you a chance to ask questions.
|Name ||Date ||Time ||Link |
|Cookie Booths 101 ||Tuesday, Jan. 10 ||7
p.m. ||Register |
|Getting Ready for the Initial Order
|Thursday, Jan. 12 ||7 p.m. ||Register |
|Planning and Picking Up Cookies
from a Cupboard
|Thursday, Feb. 2 ||7 p.m. ||Register |
|Money Matters, Girl Rewards |
Feb. 21 ||7 p.m. ||Register |
We know managing the Cookie Program on top of soccer games, dance
recitals and important school work can be a challenge. But
participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides girls with a
leadership experience that helps
them build skills they will use today and tomorrow.
The Cookie Program began as a way for Girl Scouts to fund their
activities 100 years ago. The purpose hasn’t changed today. As the
largest girl-led business in the country, the Girl Scout Cookie
Program is a unique opportunity for girls to become leaders in their
own lives and in the world around them.
8-10 in the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of The Golden Link
have information on the Cookie Program just for you! Be sure to
check it out.
2017 Family Guide
The Family Guide is packed full of everything you as a parent needs
to know to help your Girl Scout have a successful Cookie Program experience!
Girl & Parent Webinar
Become a Digital Cookie Rock Star
Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 7
Do more with your cookie sale than ever before! Girls can now bring
the twenty-first century technology to the classic Girl Scout Cookie
Program. COCO, COCOmobile and COCOdirect give girls the opportunity to
sell cookies via a website or mobile app. Get step by step
instructions to set up your COCO account and using these digital tools.
Girls & Troops
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 a pizza
party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your
troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it
Cookie Events for Girls
|Event ||Date ||Time ||Registration |
| Cookie Bowl for Daisies,
Brownies and Juniors
|Sat., Jan. 28 ||10 a.m. - 12 p.m. || Register now |
|Cookie Bowl for Cadettes,
Seniors and Ambassadors
|Sat., Jan. 28 || 2 - 4 p.m. || Register now |
Tools for Troops
2017 “Be Unique. Be You.” Clip art
Looking for theme clip art for your troop activities, cookie
booth posters and more? Download them here.
Cookie boss videos
Ready to give your troop full of Cookie Bosses that last
feel-good, motivational push they need before setting off to take
orders on Jan. 7? Head to girlscoutcookies.org for some fun,
inspiring videos about what girls can do by participating in the Girl
Scout Cookie Program!
Fun with purpose – Cookie Program activities
ABC Bakers has created a series of program activities for
troops to prepare girls for the Cookie Program. There are four to five
sessions, depending on the troop’s grade level. The number of sessions
Troop leaders can combine them into fewer meetings or stretch them
out over more than five meetings. Mix and match the components, or
skip things that don’t work for you and your troop. Choose the age
level and get started with session one right away!