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The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn't actually about cookies. Would you believe it if we told you that? Yes, girls selling cookies is a great way for them to fund troop activities.

The Cookie Program is also a fantastic way for your Girl Scout to learn five skills that will transfer over into other areas of her life. Sure, learning money management will likely help her when she's in high school, college or beginning her professional life. But you might also notice she is more responsible with her allowance now.

Plus, every girl who participates in the Cookie Program is helping make her Girl Scout experience possible. Does she love camp? Proceeds from the case of Shortbread cookies she sells the next door neighbor may help feed her favorite horse at Camp Misty Meadows! Participation in the Cookie Program also helps keep activity costs low for everyone.

The Cookie Program isn’t just about cookies – it’s about giving girls a valuable life experience that will help shape them into the type of young woman who grows up to be a smart, responsible citizen of the world. And we can all agree that we want to raise those types of girls.

This page will provide you a quick overview of everything you need to know about the 2019 Cookie Program. For complete details, see pages 5-12 of the Nov/Dec issue of The Golden Link.

Dates to Remember

Dates to Remember

Now - March 24  Troop Cookie Manager training
January 3 at 7 p.m. Become a Digital Cookie Rock Star Webinar (Register) 
January 5 Cookie Program opens
Feb. 2 at 10 a.m..  Cookie Bowl for all Girl Scouts
February 9-16 Cookie deliveries begin
February 20 Cookie cupboards open
February 22 Cookie booth sales open
March 24 Cookie Program closes
2019 Family Guide

This guide includes everything you and your family need to know about the 2018 Cookie Program, such as five ways to support girls, safey rules, how to properly use social media to support your Girl Scout and more.

You can also watch our cookie orientation video below, just for parents!

2019 Cookie Contests
Bling Your Booth 

Are you ready for a Cookie Booth challenge? From Feb. 22 - March 24, 2019, host and “bling” your cookie booth for a chance to win your photo on the cover of the Nov/Dec 2019 Golden Link!

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March 8-10, Girl Scouts are encouraged to walk through their neighborhood selling cookies door-to-door in a residential area with adult supervision. Visit cookie customers you may have missed in January...or who might need to restock their favorites!

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Cookie Pro - GSUSA Contest

Join the nationwide celebration by entering the Cookie Pro™ contest from January 2 through April 30, 2019, and let us know!

Girl Scouts and the bold and brave DC Super Hero Girls™ are teaming up to help young cookie entrepreneurs across the country unleash that unstoppable G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ shine, share their unique cookie stories of skill and strength with the world like a super hero, and enter for a chance to win an epic adventure they’ll never forget.

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Cookie Share (Cookies4Heroes)

Girls have two opportunities to earn patches for selling cookies supporting the Cookie4Heroes (Virtual Cookie Share) when customers choose to donate their cookie purchase. Girls take the orders, and GSSJC does the rest.

After the Cookie Program, Cookies4Heroes orders are sent to local first responders and organizations that support the military. This a great option for customers who want to support Girl Scouts without receiving cookies. Cookies4Heroes orders can be taken via order cards, at booths or online through the ABC Smart Cookie Direct. (If buying online, there is a $1.25 processing fee.)