Here is a quick overview of changes being made to the 2020 Cookie Program:
Direct Sale – GSSJC is moving to a model called a direct sale. This means rather than having an extended order-taking period where girls circle back to customers with deliveries 2-3 weeks later, they will start the Cookie Program with cookies in hand. Councils who use this model consistently see their sales increase significantly, meaning girls are earning more proceeds for troop activities.
New Packaging – Cookie packaging has been updated for 2020! We’re excited to share this refresh with you and cookie customers. The new images feature girls who were named winners in the 2018 Cookie Pro contest hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA.
Order Placing – GSSJC has made changes to placing orders and we’re excited to roll them out! This season, troop cookie managers will be placing all orders for your troop upfront. With these changes, GSSJC is looking to streamline the experience for both girls and customers. No more constant orders or waiting for cookies.
Optional Order Card – Girls will have the option of using an order card between January 23 and February 1 to take orders and plan their deliveries.
Shorter Cookie Season – We’ve heard you! We know that cookie season can feel overwhelming for many troops and girls. For 2020, we’ve shortened the cookie season. Girls will start selling cookies on Feb. 1 and the program will end on March 22 – that’s about a month shorter than the 2019 Cookie Program.
Gluten-Free Cookies – This season, gluten-free cookies will increase to $6 per package. This is to keep in line with the cost of production. All other cookies will remain at $5 per package. Troop cookie managers had the opportunity to preorder gluten-free cookies for their troops in late September and early October. Any additional gluten-free cookies will ONLY be available at the Girl Scout Center cupboard and will be extremely limited.
Cookie Family Guide – Be on the lookout for our first-ever Cookie Program Family Guide coming to your mailbox in December. This guide will have everything your family needs to know for 2020 Cookie Program!