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Girl Scouts of Orange County 2020 Cookie Program for Families
The 2020 Cookie Program Has Ended

In line with the State of California’s Stay at Home order issued on March 19, 2020 and local school closures, all in-person troop meetings or trips, extended cookie booths, Service Unit events, and other volunteer-led programs/events scheduled prior to May 15 must be cancelled. Visit our webpage for badges and activities that our Girl Scouts can do at home.

For additional guidance from GSOC regarding COVID-19, please visit girlscoutsoc.org/covid19.

Troop proceeds at 80¢!
Cookies taken from Cupboards, virtual Cookie Share, and Direct Ship orders placed last week have put troops into Proceeds Level 7! GSOC girls sold an impressive number of Girl Scout cookies this season! Numbers are not yet final, so watch for April’s Member News for our annual list of Stellar Sellers and cookie program results.

Top Cookie Sellers – Cookie Reward Experience Dates
Due to the evolving situation involving COVID 19 – all upcoming top seller experiences may be postponed. All Girl Scout experiences prior to May 15 are currently being rescheduled. Visit gscookiesetc.org for the latest information on upcoming Cookie Reward Experiences. Families will be notified once event dates are confirmed.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact GSOC’s Customer Care at customercare@girlscoutsoc.org.

UPDATE! Cookie Dough, OC Bucks & Juliette Dollars Expiring April 30 will be extended until December 31, 2020.
All unused Cookie Dough, OC Bucks, and Juliette Dollars with the expiration date of April 30, 2020 will be extended to December 31, 2020. More Info Here

2020 Cookie Program Weekly Updates

Volume 1 - 16 | December 4, 2019 - March 25, 2020

The 2020 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 Juliette girls who participated in the 2020 Cookie Program. Date TBD soon!


2020 Cookie Product Weekly Archives

Volume 13 | March 3, 2020

Cookie News for Families

Troops Have Reached Proceeds Level 4 – Let’s take it to Level 5!
Congratulations! This weekend troops jumped to Level 4 proceeds! Troops have picked up enough cookie packages to earn 74¢ per package! Let’s keep it going to 75¢! We can do this!

Hey, Parents!

It’s time to support her most successful Girl Scout Cookie Program ever! Whether she’s participating with her troop or through the Girl Scout Juliette Cookie Program (non-troop) she depends on you to help her set goals, track her progress, provide support when obstacles arise, and celebrate with her when she accomplishes her goals!

Learn how you can support your Girl Scout and her troop this Cookie Season! You may not be volunteering this year, but you can still play a huge part in her success. Watch this short video to learn how!

If your girl is participating as a Juliette, the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program Juliette 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.

Through Girl Scout product programs, girls of all ages build self-confidence and develop valuable skills—such as goal setting, money management, and business ethics—while earning badges, patches, and prizes along the way. Juliette’s (and girls waiting for their troop to form) will also earn Juliette Dollars, which can be used to fund their Girl Scout activities.

She can embark on this unique entrepreneurial experience in just a few short steps:

  • Opt in to the Juliette Cookie Product Program Series: This will add her to the Juliette Cookie Product Program Series roster.
  • Three Easy Ways to Participate:
    • Order Card: Order only what you need!
    • Direct: Sell door-to-door or at a booth sale!
    • Digital: No money or product to handle; all ordering, and payment is done online!
  • Stay Updated: Access our weekly Cookie Product Program updates through the weekly Cookie emails.

View the Super Girl Rewards and Prizes she can earn as she accomplishes her goals. Plus, she can use the Badge Explorer to see what Financial Literacy badges she can work towards!

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 8: Turn in money to Juliette Coordinator.
  • March 6-8: Girls turn in final balance to Juliette Coordinator.
  • March 8: Cookie Program ends.

Questions? Email customercare@girlscoutsoc.org

Volume 12 | February 25, 2020

Cookie News for Families

Through the Cookie Program, girls are able to earn exciting rewards, patches, experiences, and much more! What are your goals? A girl’s day out at Dave and Busters? Seeing how the magic happens at Disneyland? Traveling to New York City with the CEO to visit GSUSA's Headquarters? View these experiences and more.

Troop Proceeds Update
Troops Have Reached Proceeds Level 2

Congratulations! Troops have picked up enough cookie packages to earn 72¢ per package. Just another 4,092 packages to reach Proceeds Level 3. Let’s do this!

Service Unit final email reports and TCC Rosters due to Council by 11:59 PM on March 15!

Dates to Remember:

  • February 1 – March 8: Connect with Juliette Coordinator to pick up more cookies! 
  • February 14: Booth Sales begin!

Volume 11 | February 19, 2020

Cookie News for Families

Troop Proceeds Update
Troop proceeds are guaranteed at 71¢ per package and when the Council’s overall cookie sales reach 2,411,719 troop proceeds go to 72¢ per package. To date troops have sold 2,322,192 packages. We are so proud of the girls and 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.

Volume 10 | February 11, 2020

Cookie News for Families

Please note that the Girl Scouts of Orange County offices and shop will be closed on Monday, February 17, for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Rain or Shine: Booth Sales Begin this Friday, February 14 - Get ready to booth! Be prepared for the possibility of rain or heat. 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. Plus, Booth Angels will be visiting booths with certificates starting this weekend!

Review the Booth Sale Guidelines and Tips (Troop Plan Book pages 21-24) with your girls and check out our awesome tools for selling, which includes printable Cookie Share receipts and a Cookie Share flyer.

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

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. Get Started Here.

Note Cookie Program Update
The numbers included in yesterday’s Volunteer News Cookie Program update were incorrectly reported. The update below reflects the corrected total packages picked up and the remaining packages needed to reach the first troop proceeds jump.

The number of packages picked up by the troops is 2,130,192. Way to go! Just 281,527 more packages to reach the first troop proceeds jump.

Social Media Posts
Girls 13 and older may use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and text messages, IMs and emails as online marketing tools to let family, friends and former customers know about the Cookie Program.  Girls under 13 cannot independently set up online marketing sites but can use their parent or guardians online sites with their approval and supervision.

Girl safety is always our first concern. We are guided by our Girl Scout Promise & Law in all our activities, including empowering girls to learn entrepreneurial skills through our girl-led cookie program.

For more information please read the Digital Cookie – Girl Scout Digital Cookie Pledge HERE.

Volume 9 | February 4, 2020

Cookie News for Families

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

Volume 8 | January 28, 2020

Cookie News for Families

Update: Cookie Guide for Girls
The 2020 Cookie Guide for Girls, containing: Cookie Order Card, Money Envelope, a Cookie Guide for Girls containing goal tracking tools, Cookie Share information, a Simple Script for girls to use while going door to door and more was mailed to all girl members with an active 2020 Girl Scout membership. The Girl Scout Cookie Program began January 26.  If you have not received this mailing, please contact customer care and request a replacement.

Updates to ABC Smart Cookies Credit Card FAQs
We have received inquiries as to whether or not Gluten-free cookies can be purchased with a credit card. At this time, gluten-free cookies cannot be purchased in Orange County using a credit card. Troops will need to collect cash payments for Gluten-free cookies. Additionally, the Smart Cookies app cannot be used to scan credit cards.  Credit card information must be entered directly into the app. For additional information on the new credit card feature, see Girl Delivery-Credit Card Instructions for New Orders. Additional tutorial information is available here.

Dates to Remember:

  • January 25-27: Pick-up Initial Orders from GSI Regional Coordinator
  • January 26: Cookie Program begins!
  • February 14: Booth Sales begin!

 
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