2012 Cookie Dough & 2011 OC Bucks Expire on April 30
Please remind your girls to redeem their 2012 Cookie Dough & 2011 OC Bucks today!
What is Cookie Dough? Cooke Dough is a girl recognition item earned for selling Girl Scout cookies. It is good for a year, expiring on April 30 and can be used only with the Girl Scouts of Orange County.
How can Cookie Dough be used? Cookie Dough may be used to pay for:
- Items purchased in the Council Shop inIrvine or Seal Beach
- Girl Scout resident or day camp (Council, Association or Service Unit sponsored)
- GSOC, Service Unit or Association events
- Approved Troop Travel (see Troop Travel packet for specific details)
- Girl Scout destinations (see details at: http://www.girlscouts.org/forgirls/travel/destinations/)
- Girl Scout Lifetime Membership submitted to Council office by September 1st (Ambassadors Girl Scouts who are graduating high school only)
How do girls redeem Cookie Dough?
- At the Council Shop – girls submit their Cookie Dough at time of purchase.
- For fax, email or mail-in Shop purchases – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number in the credit card section of the order form.
- For Council Resident or Day Camp – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number in the credit card section of the camp payment or registration form.
- For Council Events – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number in the credit card section of the camp payment or registration form.
- For Association or Service Unit Events (local community) – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number with their registration & signed permission slip to the Event Coordinator or Troop Leader as noted on the event flyer.
- For Approved Troop Travel – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number to their Troop Leader.
- For Girl Scout destinations – girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number to the Council with their registration form.
- For Girl Scout Lifetime Membership – Graduating high school girls submit their Cookie Dough serial number with their signed membership registration form and a check for the balance of the lifetime membership payment to the Council office by September 1.
Can a Troop Use a Girl’s Cookie Dough? No. Cookie Dough belong to individual girls, not a Troop or Group, so each girl makes individual choices on how to use it. Troop/Groups already benefit from the proceeds of each package of cookies sold. If a Troop/Group has asked girls to contribute individual funds towards approved Troop Travel (as defined in the Troop Travel packet) girls may pay with their Cookie Dough rather than check or cash.
What qualifies as Approved Troop Travel? Troop Travel of 150 miles or more (300+ miles round trip) qualifies as a usage for Cookie Dough providing the trip has been approved by the Service Unit Manager (as specified in the Troop Travel packet). Girls submit Cookie Dough as payment for qualified Troop Travel to their Troop Leader.
How do Troops get their Travel Approved? Troops contemplating travel of 150 miles or more (300+ miles round trip) must request permission on the Troop Travel Form (see Troop Travel Packet on the Volunteer Network). For trips 150-300 miles (600 miles round trip), Leaders must submit the form to their Service Unit Manager at least 6 weeks in advance. For trips over 300 miles (600 miles round trip) within the state of California, Leaders must submit the form to their Service Unit Manager 6 months in advance. For trips outside California, but within the continental US, submit the form 1 year in advance and for trips outside the continental US, submit the form 2 years in advance.
How does an Association, Service Unit or Troop Treasurer get reimbursed for Cookie Dough received from girls? Associations, Service Units and Troop Treasurers complete the reimbursement form on the Volunteer Network. Please include a copy of the event flyer or approved Troop Travel form with reimbursement form and attach signed certificates and/or serial number redeemed prior to the expiration date (regardless of the date of event or travel).