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Girl Scouts of Orange County Cookie Program
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Volume 13 | March 19, 2019

Great News! Cookies taken from Cupboards, virtual Cookie Share, and Direct Ship orders have increased  Troop proceeds to 75¢ and we are close to the next proceeds level! We will announce the final proceeds level, as well as top sellers, and overall cookie program results soon. Because we are so close, we have held off on processing payments. Congratulations volunteers and Girl Scouts on an impressive cookie season!

1000+ Club Angel’s Game Banner Parade
If your Girl Scout sold 1000+ packages, she is invited to march in the  Banner Parade During Girl Scout Night at Angels Stadium on May 18, provided you have purchased tickets. March 25 is the last day to  order tickets.

Cookie Dough, OC Bucks and Juliette Dollars Expire April 30th
Please remind girls to redeem their Cookie Dough, OC Bucks and Juliette Dollars before they expire on April 30th. Girls can use their certificates in the Shop, to pay for Camp Scherman, Day Camp, Council Service Fee, Troop Travel, Service Unit, and  Council Events. Troops who collect Cookie Dough from girls as payment for troop activities listed above should submit a  Cookie Dough Reimbursement form. See our  Cookie Dough FAQs for more information.

Cookie Contests
It’s not too late for Girl Scouts to enter a  Cookie Contest!

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Volunteer Network Retirement 
Girl Scouts of Orange County is upgrading some of our online systems. As part of this process, the determination has been made to retire the Volunteer Network by the end of March. Members who are currently accessing resources still housed on the Volunteer Network, such as Volunteer Training and Recognition Records, Service Unit Rosters, and Product Sales Resources, will receive a separate communication with instructions for where they can access the resource once the Volunteer Network has been retired. If you have any questions about this communication, please contact  customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

2019 Cookie Program Survey!
Help us evaluate your Cookie Program experience by completing the online 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program Survey. Your input will be considered as we begin to plan for next year. The survey will take approximately ten minutes to complete and will close on 3/28/19.

NEW THIS YEAR: everyone who completes the survey and provides us with their name and email will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5, $50 gift cards*.

Take the Survey

*Limit one entry, per member. Gift card winners will be drawn on 4/2 and notified by email within 5 days. Thank you so much for your feedback and support!

GSI

The 2019 Cookie Program has ended! Thank you for helping your girls achieve their goals! We appreciate all your hard work and commitment to making the program a success for your Independent Girl Scouts!

Remember- GSOC will also host a special reception for all GSI girls who participated in the 2019 Cookie Program. Save the Date for May 15, 2019!

Volume 12 | March 12, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Cookie Program has ended! Thank you for helping your girls achieve their goals! We appreciate all your hard work and commitment to making the program a success for your Independent Girl Scouts!

Remember- GSOC will also host a special reception for all GSI girls who participated in the 2019 Cookie Program. Save the Date for May 15, 2019!

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers, parents, families, and friends who supported all of our Orange County Cookie Bosses this year during the Cookie Program. With your support, our girls were able to reach beyond their goals and achieve Level Four Troop Proceeds and will earn 74 cents per package sold. What an amazing achievement! The Product Sales Team is tallying up all final numbers and we will have more updates for you soon. Be on the lookout for the final top seller lists in the April Member News!

Troops Have Reached Proceeds Level Four! Over the weekend, troops jumped to the next proceeds level
and will now earn 74¢ per package. Congratulations on this achievement! Our council team is processing final Cookie Program numbers--including virtual Cookie Share, online sales, and cookies taken from the cupboards. More updates coming soon.

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Volume 11 | March 5, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Troops Have Reached Proceeds Level 3! Here's How to Get to Level 4
Congratulations! This past weekend troops jumped two proceeds levels! Troops have picked up enough cookie packages to earn 72¢ per package and your Direct Ship orders got us to 73¢! If each troop takes just 14 more packages (and/or Direct Ship or Cookie Share sales), troop proceeds will jump to 74¢ per package. We can do this!

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Volume 10 | February 26, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Troop Proceeds Update
Troop proceeds are guaranteed at 71¢ per package and when the Council’s overall cookie sales reach 2,390,033 troop proceeds go to 72¢ per package. To date troops have sold 2,348,556 packages. We are so proud of the girls and grateful to our volunteers and parents for their support. Keep up the GREAT work!
 
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Volume 9 | February 19, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Troop Proceeds Update
To date troops have picked up 2,261,280 packages; just 128,753 more packages to go to reach the first  troop proceeds jump to 72¢! We are noticing a trend in online sales are on the rise thanks to the ability to mix and match packages! We are so proud of the girls and are grateful to our volunteers and parents for their support. Keep up the GREAT work!

Stellar Skills Contest
Calling all Orange County Girl Scouts who have standout cookie business skills! We want first-time sellers and veteran cookie pros alike to enter the Stellar Skills contest. One girl will be selected to represent each of the 5 Skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, People Skills, Business Ethics, and Money Management. Our Steller Skills girls and their families will be invited to attend the Stellar Sellers Dinner, receive a special recognition of their Stellar Skills, and earn a fun patch! Complete the online entry form by March 31 to enter.

Click here to view a flyer in English and here to view in Spanish. Official contest rules are available here.

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Volume 8 | February 12, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember: 

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin! 
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator 
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Please note that Girl Scouts of Orange County offices and shop will be closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip Available Online Again!
This popular new cookie will be available (while supplies last) via our Smart Cookies Direct Ship program beginning this Thursday, February 14th after 11 AM PST.

Rain or Shine: Booth Sales Begin this Friday, February 15
A Girl Scout is prepared for any type of weather. Store cookies off the ground and in a cool, dry location, like in an empty cooler or tarp-covered wagon. To prevent melting, store with a towel between the cookies and ice packs. Check with your Booth Sale Coordinator if an E-Z up is needed. Booth Angels will be visiting booths with certificates starting this weekend! Check out the Booth Sale Guidelines and Tips (Troop Plan Book pages 21-24) for ideas to make your booth stand out. Don’t forget to wear your Girl Scout uniform! Select booths will be advertised on Waze starting this weekend.

**If you need to cancel a booth sale reservation, you must cancel in Smart Cookies right away, preferably by 10 am the Monday prior so we can open the shift for other interested sellers. Thank you!**

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Get Your Selling in the Rain Patch

Take a photo of your Girl Scout or Troop selling in the rain and tag us @GirlScoutsOC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Bring your post into our Irvine or Yorba Linda Girl Scout Shop to pick up a FREE Selling in the Rain patch for each girl in the photo.

Selling in the Rain Patches will be available for pick up starting Tuesday, February 19 while supplies last. Limit 1 per Girl Scout member in post.

 

Volume 7 | February 5, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 10: Turn in money to GSI Coordinator
  • February 1 – March 10: Connect with GSI Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!
  • March 8-10: Girls turn in final balance to GSI Coordinator
  • March 10: Cookie Program ends

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

A Message About the New Gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie 
Direct ship sales of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie are tracking significantly higher than anticipated and ABC Bakers recently notified us that the cookie is sold out on online. Due to high demand, Girl Scouts of Orange County has also sold out of the supply of any additional cookies we had available to troops. Troops who ordered the cookie in advance of the sale may still have it in their inventory.

Girl Scouts of Orange County will alert our members if we receive notice from ABC Bakers that they become available again online.

Adult Booth Sale Training
The online Adult Booth Sale Training is now live! All Adults participating in booth sales must complete online Booth Sale training, even for parent/daughter booth sales. Click here to get started.

Girl Packets
All content in the Girl Packets are now available online! These helpful resources can be found here.

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Level Vest Fun Patches - Wear your full uniform into the GSOC Shop and get a Level Vest Fun Patch FREE! The adult who comes in-store with the girl will get 15% off an Adult Apparel Item. February 11 through March 10, 2019. While Supplies Last. In-Store Only. One Per Customer.

 

Volume 6 | January 29, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • January 26-28: Pick-up Initial Orders from GSI Regional Coordinator
  • January 27: Cookie Program begins!
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

A Message About the New Gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie 
Direct ship sales of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie are tracking significantly higher than anticipated and ABC Bakers recently notified us that the cookie is sold out on online. Due to high demand, Girl Scouts of Orange County has also sold out of the supply of any additional cookies we had available to troops. Troops who ordered the cookie in advance of the sale may still have it in their inventory.

Girl Scouts of Orange County will alert our members if we receive notice from ABC Bakers if they become available again online. 


We express our sincere thanks to everyone who gave time this Saturday to help distribute Girl Scout Cookies to over 700 troops across Orange County and to those who picked up cookies. Whether you volunteered on the ground at our Lake Forest or Anaheim Mega Delivery locations, or loaded your car, truck, or moving van full of cookies, your support makes our Cookie Program possible.

We are aware that there were long lines at the Anaheim Mega Delivery location and want to apologize. We experienced an unexpected shortage of volunteers during several timeslots at the Anaheim location, which slowed processing times. We are reviewing ways we can improve traffic control to reduce wait times next year. Thank you for your patience and for everything you are doing to make sure our Girl Scout Cookie Pros have an incredible experience this season!

This Week’s Important Tools & Resources on gscookiesetc.org :

 

Volume 5 | January 22, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • January 26-28: Pick-up Initial Orders from GSI Regional Coordinator
  • January 27: Cookie Program begins!
  • February 15: Booth Sales begin!

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

A Message About the New Gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie
Direct ship sales of the Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie are tracking significantly higher than anticipated. ABC Bakers has informed us that the cookie is currently sold out on the Girl Scout Cookie Program’s online platform. Gluten Free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies will be distributed to all Girl Scouts of Orange County troops that ordered the cookie in September, as well as those who submitted a wait list order.

Girl Scouts of Orange County will alert our members if we receive notice from ABC Bakers if they become available online.

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Visit gscookiesetc.org/cookies for forms like the Troop Banking Form, resources, and more!

 

Volume 4 | January 15, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Dates to Remember:

  • January 15-22: Cookie mailing to girls
  • January 21: Cookie registration email from noreply@abcsmartcookies.com
  • January 26-28: Pick-up Initial Orders from GSI Regional Coordinator
  • January 27: Cookie Program begins!

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Visit gscookiesetc.org/cookies for Troop Banking Form Listing, resources and forms and more!

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Note: If you do have customers ask about the Prop 65 warning, we have created the resource “How to prepare your Cookie Pro for questions about Prop 65” to support you and your Girl Scout with this year’s program.

 

Volume 3 | January 8, 2019

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

RSVP for an upcoming parent meeting for important details, place your initial order for cookies, and to receive materials. Meeting dates and times are as follows:

Can’t attend an upcoming meeting? Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

Cookie Pro Contest

Cookie pros! It’s time to unleash your G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential and put that I-can-do-anything super hero cape into motion for a chance to win BIG! Are you ready to show the world your barrier-breaking, goal-crushing, world-changing superpower? Your VIP adventure at Warner Bros. Studios featuring the bold and brave DC Super Hero Girls awaits! Click here to enter now and download the mini graphic novel template to get started!

Visit gscookiesetc.org/cookies for Troop Banking Form Listing, resources and forms and more!

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Volume 2 | December 18, 2018

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

RSVP for an upcoming parent meeting for important details, place your initial order for cookies, and to receive materials. Meeting dates and times are as follows:

Can’t attend an upcoming meeting? Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

 

Volume 1 | December 12, 2018

GSI

The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program GSI Series is designed exclusively for independently registered Girl Scouts. Girls will have the opportunity to earn funds to support their favorite Girl Scout activities and participate in parent/daughter booth sales.

RSVP for an upcoming parent meeting for important details, place your initial order for cookies, and to receive materials. Meeting dates and times are as follows:

Can’t attend an upcoming meeting? Opt-in to participate in the GSI Cookie Series and a volunteer will contact you with more information.

Top Resources and Forms for Cookie Season

  

  Looking for Cookie Volunteer Updates?

Troop Cookie Coordinator Updates

Service Unit Cookie Team Updates