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For Cookie Managers

Find everything you need to know to Go For Bold in the 2019 cookie program! 
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Experiencing a problem with your troop's cookie sale? Let us help! Just submit the Cookie Program Problem Report for assistance.

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Sage Moble Payments is now PAYA! Please check out these step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for and utilize the Sage/PAYA system to take mobile payments at your cookie booths!

Cookie Cupboard Locations & Hours

Lafayette Cookie Cupboard
Lake Charles Cookie Cupboard Alexandria Cookie Cupboard Monroe Cookie Cupboard Shreveport Cookie Cupboard
1720 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Suite C1
Lafayette, La 70508
710 Prien Lake Rd., Suite 105
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1020 MacArthur Dr. Suite E Alexandria, LA 71303 1830 Tower Dr.
Monroe, LA 71201
6507 Westport Ave. Shreveport, LA 71129
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9a.m.-6p.m.
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9a.m.-6p.m.
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9a.m.-6p.m.
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9a.m.-6p.m.
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9a.m.-6p.m.
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Important Dates

April

Cookie Incentives delivered to SUCM

May

May 6 - Virtual Cookie Dough issued to girls
May 31 - Deadline to distribute rewards to troops and girls

Automated Clearing House FAQ

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Already looking forward to next year's Girl Scout Cookie season? Be prepared early! Check out the info below on a new initiative for collecting payment - Automated Clearing House!

What is ACH?

ACH stands for Automated Clearing House and refers to an electronic banking network used for direct deposit and electronic bill payment. If your paycheck is direct deposited into your bank account, then you are already using ACH. ACH is employed by many different institutions and is already in use by many Girl Scout councils around the country. 

2019-2020 ACH Program

Girl Scouts of Louisiana- Pines to the Gulf is implementing a Council-wide ACH Program for the 2019-2020 Membership Year. 

How does ACH work?

ACH works by allowing a third party to either debit or credit a troop’s account. The ACH Debit/Credit Authorization Form that will need to be filled out by the troop will authorize these actions. This paperwork includes information such as the troop’s bank account and bank routing numbers and is supported by a voided check from the troop’s bank account. Troops will simply deposit all money collected from Product Programs into their troop’s account. A calculation is made to determine the amount due to Council and is communicated to the troop in advance for review. Then on predetermined dates, the amount is “swept” from the troop’s bank account into GSLPG’s bank. The troop does not need to use special deposit tickets nor locate GSLPG’s banking information and plan a special trip to the bank. The amount of money that is pulled is based on proven percentages from orders, such as the percentage of an initial cookie order. 

Will troops need to fill out the authorization form every year?

No, as long as the bank account and the signers stay the same. If the bank information changes or there is a change in signer, a new ACH form will need to be filled out and sent to Council.

Does my troop have to have a bank account to participate in ACH?

Yes.

Is ACH mandatory for my troop or service unit?

Yes. Troop leaders and troop product program chairs will be notified of dates and amounts that will be withdrawn from their troop account for each sweep prior to the transaction. 

Will a troop be notified before the money is swept out of the account?

Yes. Troop leaders and troop product program chairs will be notified of dates and amounts that will be withdrawn from their troop account for each sweep prior to the transaction. 

What are the benefits of ACH?
  • Less work for the Troop Product Program Manager. They will not have to deal with deposit slips or have to make deposits into both the troop account and then into GSLPG’s account.
  • No worries for the troop about over depositing money into the Council account and then needing to wait for a refund.
  • It’s greener. Less paper mailings for refund checks and no deposit slips for the Council account.
  • All troops can participate easily and bank at their neighborhood bank.

Training & Resources

Coming back for another year of Cookie Season fun? Review this training to get the info you'll need to help your G.I.R.L. Go for Bold and smash those goals this season!

Girl Scouts has joined forces with Warner Bros. Studios and DC Comics to offer girl cookie entrepreneurs an unforgettable experience! Learn how to enter for your chance to win BIG.

Now girls can take their Girl Scout Cookie business to the next level by using the Digital Cookie™ platform. Girls who paired Digital Cookie with traditional sales on average sold 76 percent more cookies than girls who did not sell cookies online. Getting started is simple. Look for your registration email or contact your council for more info.

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