Been thinking about helping out with your Girl Scout’s troop but aren’t sure where to start? Why not help out during the sweetest time of the year – cookie season! The troop cookie manager ensures the program goes smoothly for the troop each year, and we’re betting your troop leader would love a little extra help!
As troop cookie manager, this adult manages troop cookie funds, gathers permission forms, helps girls set and achieve their goals, picks up cookies from cookie cupboards and coordinates pick-up by girls. Because this position is so involved, we’ve found that the most successful troops have a troop cookie manager who is not one of the troop leaders. (If one person has both roles, they’ll likely get burned out from the number of projects they have to keep organized.)
We also want troops to continue with non-cookie programming throughout the program, including earning badges and going on field trips, like they do the rest of the year–and this is much easier to make happen if one person is in charge of the sale while another is in charge of outings and meetings.
Want to step up and help out? Talk to your Girl Scout’s troop leader, then head to our Cookie Basics page for more information on getting started a troop cookie manager.