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For Cookie Managers

The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season is almost here! We have enhanced the program and made some great pivots as a result of the pandemic. Even though some things looked different we were able to successfully conduct the program with the health and safety of our girls, volunteers, customers, and staff being our top priority. We will continue to utilize the new and innovative ways created to deliver an exceptional and safe cookie program.

This may look like:

  • socially distanced sales
  • enhanced contactless payment and delivery options
  • drive-through cookie booths
  • virtual cookie booths- using Digital Cookie

Be sure to check out the Resources and Digital Cookie Help below for tips on how to help support girls in the various ways of cookie program participation. Last year we all learned how to live and work safely during a pandemic. Now it's time to continue to apply those lessons again this season.  Girls and the community look forward to this seasonal program and we want to continue to this one even better than the last.

Together We Can!

Getting Started
Troop Participation Requirements

Troops wishing to participate in the 2021-2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program will need:

  • A troop bank account. See the Troop Finances section of Volunteer Essentials for more information on how to open a troop account.
  • A signed and submitted electronic Troop Agreement form .
  • Submit ACH Authorization form.
  • At least two registered and approved adult co-leaders with a 2022 Girl Scout Membership and 5 girls.
  • An adult member identified in the role of Troop Cookie Manager.
Girl Participation Requirements

Girl wishing to participate in the 2021-2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program will need:

  • To be a registered member for the 2022 Girl Scout year.
  • A signed and submitted electronic Parent Agreement form.
  • To get materials and guidance from Troop Cookie Manager ... set goals, make a plan to reach them, and rock this cooke program with the support of the troop and parent(s)!
Important Dates
Forms
Resources

Rally Guide 2022

Cookie Price Increase FAQ

More resources coming soon. 

Week-by-Week Guide
Digital Cookie Help
Cookie Program Participation Options

Check out the different ways you can participate in the Modified Traditional Cookie Program. From selling online-only, conducting in-person sales, or a hybrid of the two, you've got options to safely take part in the cookie program!

Sales Type Online Cookies Hybrid Cookies:
Order-Taking & Delivery
In-Person Cookies:
Cookies in Hand
Digital Cookie Online Account Girls set up their Digital Cookies Online Account for digital ship orders and donations Girls set up their Digital Cookies online account for Digital ship orders, donations, and girl delivery orders. Girls set up their Digital Cookies online account for Digital ship orders, donations, and girl delivery orders.
Digital Cookie Links Girls share their unique cookie sales link via email and social media. Girls share their unique cookies sales link via email, social media, local neighborhood sites, and at parent/guardian workplaces. Girls share their unique cookie sales link via email, social media, local neighborhood sites, and at parent/guardian workplaces.
Cookie Booths   Virtual Booths
Girl Share upcoming booth/lemonade stand information, take online orders/payments, deliver via contactless curbside pick-up.
Troops can sign up or secure booths (outdoor, drive-thru), take contactless payments, give cookies to customers or load cookies in vehicles.
Door-to-Door Sales Girl can add their Digital Cookie sales link to door hangers or business cards to leave at residences for contactless door-to-door sales. Girls take orders with their order card while going door-to-door in their neighborhood and then deliver the cookies later. Girls can go door-to-door with cookie inventory, take contactless payment, or load cookies into vehicles.
Workplace Sales Girls team up with their parent/guardian to collect email addresses of interested customers, then send e-cards or share sales links from Digital Cookie for direct ship orders. Girls write a personal statement that the parent/guardian can leave with the order card. Orders are collected, then deliver the cookies later. Girls can visit parent/guardian workplaces with cookie inventory, take contactless payment, give cookies to customers.
Mobile Sales     Girls can participate in walkabouts with a wagon or sled, take contactless payment, give cookies to customers.
Booth Participation Options
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Cookie Updates

Cookie Newsletters

Coming January 2022.  

CEO Letters

Coming soon. 

Automated Clearing House FAQ

Find all you'll need to know about Automated Clearing House and how payments will be collected from troops!

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. 

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. Dates that funds will be withdrawn from a troops account are listed in the Important Date calendar.

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.