How many cookies should my troop order?
Many troops place an initial order for 80% of the cookies their troop plans to sell and then get more cookies as they need them. To help determine this amount, girls should set individual goals, and then troops should have family meetings to discuss the girl’s goals with the parents and to set troop goals.
Troops may NOT set quotas for parents or collect payment in advance.
A personalized chart showing how many cookies your troop sold in 2012 will be sent to your Service Unit. Be sure to ask your Service Unit Cookie Manager for this valuable tool.
Troops who did not participate in the 2012 Cookie Program should refer to the Cookie Program Start Up flyer or page 16 in the Troop Plan Book for help calculating their initial order.
Remember: there are no limits (minimum or maximum) on initial orders!
Initial Order Recognition! Troops placing an initial order of 720 packages (60 cases) will receive a Booth Sale Kit including: Love Girl Scout Cookies apron, counterfeit detection pen, hand held calculator, bank bag, and a document holder. Plus, each troop who earns the Booth Sale Kit will automatically be entered into a drawing for a Cookie Costume for their troop! A retail value of $100!
Initial Order Bonus! Troops placing initial orders of 960 packages (80 cases) will receive a booth sale kit plus 1¢ more per package in Troop proceeds for every box sold.
When will I place my initial order?
Initial orders may be placed as soon as troops complete their training in December. They must be input into Snap no later than midnight on January 8, 2013. Troops who place an initial order online by the deadline will be able to distribute cookies to the girls prior to the 1st day of the sale. Troops who do not place initial orders by the deadline will have to wait for the cupboards to open on January 31st.
Can troops get more cookies?
Yes! The Cookie Warehouse, Cupboards and Jars will be open beginning on January 31st for troops to order and pick up more cookies. Locations will close gradually throughout the sale to consolidate inventory.