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Cookie Program Resources

Tools for Cookie Program Success

Girl Scout Cookie Program Resources

Want to know about all the benefits of selling Girl Scout Cookies? Looking for a one-stop shop with the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? 

REMEMBER: Adventurefuls™, Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Do-si-dos®, Trefoils®, Lemon-Ups®, Girl Scout S'mores®, Toffee-tastic® (gluten free) and Raspberry Rallies™ are $5 a package. Meet this year's cookies here.

Little Brownie Bakers 
Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers. 

Helpful Apps!


Built by Me! Cookie Planner

Help girls build the best cookie season ever!

Need a quick, easy and delightful cookie season planner?
Click on the link and select NYPENN Pathways to get started! In 4 steps, you’ll create a plan for girls to sell and succeed!

2023 Forms

*required

Cookie Program Caregiver Guide*

Annual Health & Permission Slip*

Troop/Member Record Change

The 5 Skills: Shaping Your Girl's Future

Troop Payment Policy Agreement - GSNYPENN requires a signed Payment Policy on file with the accurate account and signer information. If any information changes (account # or signer) or if you are a new troop, a Payment Policy MUST be completed! Check with your Engagement Manager for more information!

J/C/S/A Reward Opt Out - Extended turn in date: all forms due by Monday, April 10, 2023. Opt out will be updated in eBudde at the end of the program if the troop qualifies.

Caregiver Collection Form - Be sure to complete this document if you have a caregiver that has not paid for their Girl Scouts cookie order. Submit all required documentation no later than Monday, May 1, 2023.

2023 Goal Getter Order Card - This is a great way to collect extra orders after the Initial Order closes on Tuesday, March 7, 2023! Turn in the Goal Getter to your Troop Cookie Manager to receive the cookies to fill the orders!

2023 Cookie Door Hanger - This is a great way to collect extra orders after the Initial Order closes on Tuesday, March 7, 2023! Turn in the Goal Getter to your Troop Cookie Manager to receive the cookies to fill the orders!

2023 Order Card

2023 Goal Tracker

2023 Rally Guide

Digital Cookie Troop Link

Pop-Up Booth Resource Tip Sheet

Cookie Sale Guide

Drive-Thru Resource Tip Sheet

Websites & Helpful Links

eBudde is our cookie-ordering platform. Troops can enter booth sale locations, submit rewards, order additional cookies, check outstanding balances, etc.

eBudde Troop App Plus

Digital Cookie Mobile App

Cookie Locator

Little Brownie Bakers is the baker of our cookies! Their site includes endless information to make your program more fun and successful! You can even find yummy recipes using our delicious cookies!

Digital Cookie is a fun and easy way for girls to create their online stores, reach new customers, set goals and much more!

Please note: Links to a Girl Scout’s Digital Cookie site cannot be shared on a public facing forum. This includes: Facebook Marketplace, apps such as Let Go, eBay, Craigslist, online Yard Sale sites, etc. Girls are able to email friends and family directly through Digital Cookie. Caregivers can share their Girl Scout’s link to their Facebook page as long as it is a private page.

Check out our 2022 & 2023 Cookie Season YouTube Playlist where you can find helpful and quick videos! (Each is about 5 minutes or less.)

Download the FREE app to track down Booth Sales near you!

GSUSA Cookie Program Resource Guide (Cookie Activity Pin, Girl Scout Online Safety Pledge, etc.)

Amazing and easy recipes utilizing our delicious cookies

Cookie Booth Essentials

Virtual Rally Video Modules

Virtual Rally Facilitators Guide - Use the Virtual Rally Event Resources outlined in this guide to plan an engaging virtual Girl Scout Cookie™ rally.  Also available on Ideal Cookie Sale website. 

Cookie Ingredient Guidelines

Cookie Allergen Information

Fun Cookie Games

How to Sell More Cookies

5 Steps to Success

Cookie Selling Tools and Resources for Volunteers

Resources for Cookie Sellers

Earn the Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin - Your cookie business = a family affair! If you have a girl that earned the pin, email store@gsnypenn.org to place your order!

 

 

 

 

Tutorials

Check out our 2022 & 2023 Cookie Season YouTube Playlist where you can find helpful and quick videos! (Each is about 5 minutes or less.)

Ways To Participate 

How to Digital Cookie

How to Host a Cookie House Party

Raspberry Rally™

Introducing the newest cookie to the 2023 lineup: Raspberry Rally! This cookie is exclusively sold online through Digital Cookie for direct shipment to the customer. DO NOT purchase these cookies online to resell locally or at your booths. This goes against the spirit of the cookie program. The price per package cannot be altered in any way from the $5 per package set by GSNYPENN. Thank you for your respect and cooperation. Here is some information about the cookie for you!

Raspberry Rally™ FAQ for Troops

Raspberry Rally™ Q&A for Girls

Digital Cookie Resources

 

2023 Cookie Program Dates:

Complete List

January 24, 2023 - Volunteer access to eBudde opens

January 27, 2023 - Volunteer access to Digital Cookie opens

January 30, 2023 - Caregiver/girl access to Digital Cookie opens, girls can personalize their sites

January 31, 2023  – Program begins, Digital Cookie opens, initial order taking starts

February 6, 2023 – 1st booth scheduler sign-up for 3 GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 p.m.

February 8, 2023 – 2nd booth scheduler sign-up for 3 additional GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 p.m. (total of 6 per troop)

February 11, 2023 – 3rd booth scheduler sign-up for 3 additional GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 a.m. (total of 9 per troop)

February 17, 2023 - preseason and Early Bird troops can start selling cookies

February 27, 2023 - Direct Ship through Digital Cookie opens

March 3-5, 2023 – National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 

March 7, 2023 - TCM initial order submit for all troops, rewards entered in eBudde by 3 p.m.

March 9, 2023 – SUCC initial order submit by 3 p.m.

March 27, 2023 – Delivery week

April 1-23, 2023 – Booth sales  

April 10, 2023 – Rewards opt-out form for Junior troops and above due

April 16, 2023 – Girl Delivery option ends

April 19, 2023 – 1st ACH – 50% of girl orders only (no booths/Digital Cookie orders)  

April 23, 2023 – Program ends, booth sales end, Digital Cookie closes, opt-out updated in eBudde if applicable

April 25, 2023 – TCM final submit by 3 p.m., last day to assign cookies to girls to earn rewards and to select rewards

April 27, 2023 – SUCC final submit by 3 p.m.

May 1, 2023 - Caregiver collections due

May 3, 2023 – 2nd ACH- 50% of outstanding balance

May 10, 2023 – 3rd and final ACH of any outstanding balance

June 2023 – Anticipated rewards arrival

May-September 2023 – Special reward experiences

*Program dates subject to change without notice 

 

Digital Cookie

January 24, 2023 - Volunteer access to eBudde opens

January 27, 2023 - Volunteer access to Digital Cookie opens

January 30, 2023 - Caregiver/girl access to Digital Cookie opens, girls can personalize their sites

February 27, 2023 - Direct Ship through Digital Cookie opens

Cookie Program Begins
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023

  • Digital Cookie Opens
    Please note: links to a Girl Scout’s Digital Cookie site cannot be shared on a public facing forum. This includes Facebook Marketplace, apps like Let Go, eBay, Craigslist, online yard sale sites, etc. Girls can email friends and family directly through Digital Cookie. Caregivers can share their girl’s link on their Facebook page as long as it is a private page.

  • Girls should take orders during this time. Payment is collected at the time of delivery to the customer, not when the order is placed.
Booth Scheduler
  • Monday, February 6, 2023
    1st booth scheduler sign up for 3 GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
    2nd booth scheduler sign up for 3 more GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 p.m. - Total of 6 per troop
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
    3rd booth scheduler sign up for 3 more GSNYPENN booths starting at 9 a.m. - Total of 9 per troop
  • Troops will have several opportunities to sign up for GSNYPENN-sponsored booth time slots, most are 2 hours long. Be sure to follow booth sale ratio and wear your face mask.
  • Any booth sale that your troop signs up for through your SU must be entered into eBudde.
  • All booths listed in eBudde will be added to the Cookie Locator and shared with customers looking for cookies—the easiest way to find customers!
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, 2023
Girl Scouts nationwide participate in the annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend event celebrating the impactful entrepreneurial program that has sparked the success of millions of women. The Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest annual investment in girls in the U.S., powers amazing experiences for girls as they learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills and make the world a better place.

At a time of year when many Girl Scouts across the U.S. are selling Girl Scout Cookies, National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend encourages consumers to support the female leaders and change-makers of today and tomorrow. While just 17 percent of startups are founded by women, the cookie program equips girls with the skills and attributes they need—such as persistence, confidence, and healthy risk-taking—to become business founders and leaders in the future. 

Join us in celebrating an amazing weekend during an amazing time of year! Email store@gsnypenn.org to order this year’s 2023 NGSCW patch!

Initial Order Submit for All Troops

Please note: if an order is placed through Digital Cookie during February 1-7, it may not push through to eBudde for the Initial Order cut off. Some credit card companies may not process the payment in time and/or the order may not be approved and/or shipped in time. All paused orders will hit eBudde for the final rewards!

Delivery Week
  • March 27, 2023
  • Check with your Service Unit Cookie Coordinator (SUCC) for specific delivery information for your area.
  • Remember to arrive at the delivery location with an empty vehicle to ensure you have enough space for all your cookies. Check out eBudde and the Delivery tab to see your Initial Cookie order!
  • Initial rewards earned should arrive to your SUCC around the same time!
Booth Sales
  • Troops can host booth sales as soon as their SU receives their cookies
  • GSNYPENN sponsored booth sales start Saturday, April 1, 2023 and all booth sales will end Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Girl Delivery
  • Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Girl delivery will close to ensure the troop has enough inventory to fulfill such orders. If the troop does not, they will have to visit a local cupboard or check the Cookie Exchange <https://youtu.be/7Tw8uOl2nDo> in eBudde.
1st ACH Payment
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • GSNYPENN will ACH 50% of the troop’s initial order at $5/package from the troop’s bank account. This will only include girl orders (no booth or Digital Cookie orders).
Cookie Program Ends
Closing Out the Program
  • Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by 3 p.m.
  • Let's Earn Rewards!
  • Troop Cookie Managers must close out the program by assigning cookies to the girls that sold them. This is the only way girls will receive rewards for the cookies they sold.
  • How to assign cookies to girls in eBudde:
    1. Click GIRL ORDERS tab
    2. Click a girl’s name
    3. Click ADD TRANS., select appropriate column, type number of
      packages sold
    4. Click OK
    5. Click SAVE and repeat as needed until all cookies in your inventory are assigned to girls (eBudde will not allow you to assign more cookies than available in your inventory, DIFFERENCE row should be all zeros)
  • Once cookies are assigned, be sure to finalize rewards:
    1. Click REWARDS tab
    2. Click FILL OUT FOR FINAL REWARDS
    3. If a girl’s name is listed in red, a reward item needs to be selected
    4. Click girl’s name to pick the item of her choice, repeat as needed
    5. Click SUBMIT when you are done
2nd ACH Payment
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • GSNYPENN will ACH 50% of the current outstanding balance from the troop’s bank account.
3rd ACH Payment
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • GSNYPENN will ACH any outstanding balance from the troop’s bank account.
Reward Experiences

480+ package level – Central Rock Gym Gift Card or $25 GSNYPENN Experience Credit

Reach for the sky with the 480+ package level! Girls will be able to choose between the Central Rock Gym gift card or a $25 GSNYPENN Experience Credit! The Central Rock Gym gift card will be mailed to the eligible girl at the end of May. If your GS chooses the $25 GSNYPENN Experience Credit, she can use it towards any trip sponsored by GSNYPENN or towards a GSNYPENN camp payment! Experience credit must be used by November 1, 2023.

600+ package level – Cookie Camp at Camp Hoover or $25 GSNYPENN Experience Credit

June 3-4, 2023. Girls of all age levels that reach this level earn an awesome experience at Camp Hoover to celebrate their achievements! Girls and their plus-one adult will spend the day enjoying classic camp activities (swimming, boating, slingshots, archery and just for Juniors and up—BB guns). Plus, we’re adding in some extra special activities—games, a bouncy house, cotton candy and more! There’s also an optional overnight the evening before. We will contact you to find out which session you prefer and if you’re adding the overnight. Questions about this experience? Email Director of Camps & Outdoor Engagement Liz Schmidt at lschmidt@gnsypenn.org.

Or, if your GS chooses the $25 GSNYPENN Experience Credit, she can use it towards any trip sponsored by GSNYPENN or towards a GSNYPENN camp payment! Experience credit must be used by November 1, 2023.

720+ package level – Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (The MOST) family of 4, 1-year membership or $50 GSNYPENN Experience Credit

Your membership to the MOST offers a fun-packed year of science & technology discovery! With a membership, you can come to the MOST whenever you like, and have access to exclusive member pricing and events.

Or, if your GS chooses the $50 GSNYPENN Experience Credit, she can use it towards any trip sponsored by GSNYPENN or towards a GSNYPENN camp payment! Experience credit must be used by November 1, 2023.

1000+ package level – Choice of: $300 GSNYPENN Camp Discount, $300 GSNYPENN Experience Credit or 12 Month GirlCratery Subscription

At this level, girls will have three rewards to choose from! Experience credit must be used by November 1, 2023.

2000+ package level – Kalahari Overnight Experience

July 20, 2023. Girls that reach this level will be invited to an overnight at Kalahari Indoor Water Park in Pocono Manor, PA. Girls will receive overnight accommodations and park admission for up to 4 guests.

2500+ package level – $100 Kalahari Experience Credit

Girls can use this credit to go towards any of the awesome experiences Kalahari offers!

3000+ package level – Niagara Aquarium/Maid of the Mist Experience or Boston Whale Watching/Aquarium Experience

GS Daisy/Brownie: June 10-11, 2023

GS Daisy/Brownie Girls will venture to the Niagara Aquarium and take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist! More details to follow!

GS Junior & Up: May 19-21, 2023

GS Junior & up level girls will make their way to Boston for a Whale Watching experience. While there, they will also take time to visit the Boston Aquarium!

Questions? Reach out to Liz Schmidt at lschmidt@gsnypenn.org

Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Resources Page 
Here you'll find handouts, posters, videos, and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie business.