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Girl Scouts of Orange County 2020 Cookie Program for Troops
January 26, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Let's rock this cookie season!

It’s going to be AWESOME. Are you ready? Great. Let’s do it.

Learn super useful life skills, gain a ton of confidence, and discover the leader inside to get amazing things done. And there’s more. Selling cookies also means big fun, great friends, and a chance to change the world—sweet!

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 Cookie Kickoff!

2020 Cookie Program Weekly Updates

Volume 2 | December 10, 2019

December 17, 2019:

  • NEW!  Place an Early Initial Order
    • Review the Early Initial Order Reward requirements to earn the Cookie Entrepreneur Patch Pin!
    • Troops who commit their Initial Order by 11:59pm on December 17, 2019 will earn a special Cookie Entrepreneur Patch Pin for every girl member registered in ABC Smart Cookies!

Now – January 8: (Troop Plan Book page 6-11)

  • Qualify for Troop Cookie Coordinator position
    • Register via MyGS
    • Select position in MyGS and pass background screening
    • Submit Troop Banking Form
    • Complete Troop Cookie Coordinator training, online training is still available.  Please note: the online Troop Cookie Coordinator training has five modules and a knowledge check (quiz) at the end of each of them.  The next module will not load until the knowledge check is completed with a passing score.
    • Connect with Service Unit Cookie Team for troop training materials & booth sale lottery day, time & location
    • Partner with troop leaders to ensure all girls are registered, schedule family meeting, help troop and girls set goals and determine troop’s initial cookie order after reviewing Initial Order Bonus requirements
  • Verify girl Information in ABC Smart Cookies (Troop Plan Book page 8)
    • Check all girls are listed in ABC Smart Cookies
    • Work with troop parents & leaders to ensure registrations or transfers complete. Cannot add, edit or delete girls
  • Hold a Family Meeting (Troop Plan Book page 10)
    • Use the Family Guide for training girls and parents
    • Give the girls a role
    • Collect signed Parent Responsibility Form for each girl participating

January 7, 2020: (Troop Plan Book pages 11-13)

  • Place Your Initial Order
    • Review Initial Order Bonus requirements
    • Gluten Free Cookies preordered in September (see this list) count towards the Initial Order Bonus NOT the Initial Order Early Reward
    • Enter Initial Order into ABC Smart Cookies in CASES
      Please note:  When placing the Troop’s initial order in ABC Smart Cookies, you must click on the delivery station at the bottom of the troop initial order page to make the delivery station “stick” for your troop’s order. If this step is not completed, your Service Unit’s cookie totals will not balance and your troop’s order may not be included in the initial order delivery. Follow the instructions for placing your initial order on page 12 of the Troop Plan Book.  Print our Troop Initial Order report to use at cookie pick-up in January

2019 Fall Product Weekly Archives

Volume 1 | December 4, 2019

Cookie News for Troops

November 20 – December 17: (Troop Plan Book pages 6-11)

  • Qualify for Troop Cookie Coordinator position
  • Connect with Service Unit Cookie Team to:
    • Receive Registration email for ABCSmartCookies
    • Receive troop training materials (Family Guides & Girl Recognition flyer)
    • Find out Service Unit booth sale lottery day, time & location
  • Partner with Troop Leaders to:
    • Create your Troop Cookie Program Team
    • Establish Troop’s accepting check policy
    • Ensure all girls are registered (Cannot add, edit or delete girls)
    • Establish plans to earn the Walkabout patch
    • Schedule December family meeting
    • Help troop and girls set goals
    • Determine Troop’s Initial Cookie Order after reviewing Initial Order Bonus requirements2019 Cookie Sales History Report
  • Visit gscookiesetc.org for updates and links
  • Review the Early Initial Order Reward and place the troop Early Initial Order by December 17
  • Review Volunteer Success Guide and tools on the Tips & Tools tab in ABCSmartCookies

Initial orders are due on January 7. If you do not place an initial order, your troop will NOT have cookies the first few days of the Cookie Program.

November 20 and Later: ABC Smart Cookies Set-Up (Troop Plan Book page 7)

November 20 and Later: Verify Girl Information in ABCSmartCookies (Troop Plan Book page 8)

  • Check all girls are listed in ABC Smart Cookies
  • Work with troop parents & leaders to ensure registrations or transfers complete. Cannot add, edit or delete girls

Don’t forget to register for the 2020 Cookie Kickoff!

How to Invite Parents to Help!



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