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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 cookies@sjgs.org.

 

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 S'mores. Meet 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 Golden Link.

Dates to Remember

Now - March 26  Troop Cookie Manager training
Find one near you
January 4 at 7 p.m. Become a Digital Cookie Rock Star Webinar
See slides below in Parents section
January 7 Cookie Program opens
January 28 at 10 a.m.  Cookie Bowl for Daisies, Brownies and Juniors 
Register now
January 28 at 2 p.m. Cookie Bowl for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors
Register now
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:

  1. Register for the 2016-2017 membership year and be a member in good standing with the Council
  2. Have an approved criminal background check
  3. Declare the role of troop cookie manager
  4. Complete training

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:

Head 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
and Delivery
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
and More
Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Register

Parents

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.

Pages 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 p.m.

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 happen.
 

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 is flexible!

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!

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