Selling Girl Scout Cookies® is one of the most iconic activities Girl Scouts engage in. But that’s just one piece of the story.
As participants in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—Girl Scouts also gain five skills as they build their business smarts, earn money for activities they choose, and prepare for amazing adventures that last a lifetime.
To help ensure that everyone—from troop leaders to cookie moms and dads to Girl Scouts themselves—gets the most out of this year’s cookie season, check out these helpful resources now available for download.
Because no matter what obstacles pop up, we know that you’ll face them with resiliency and creativity—it’s the Girl Scout way.
2024 Cookie Season Calendar Coming Soon!
Troop Coordinator, Service Unit Director, and Cupboard Managers Training
The role of the SU Director is to manage the Cookie Program for the Service Unit Troops. You will be the main point of contact for Troop Coordinators.
The role of the Troop Coordinator is to manage the Cookie Program for the Troop girls. You will be the main point of contact for girls.
ABC Smart Cookie Training PowerPoint Presentations and Videos HERE - ABC Bakers have provided a library of PowerPoint presentations and videos to assist you in your Girl Scout Cookie Program. Topics include:
ABC Smart Cookies Troop Secured Virtual Boothing Guide - How to set up a Virtual Booth event and manage orders.
ABC Bakers YouTube Channel - Additional training videos for volunteers, parents/guardians, and girls.
ABC Bakers Flickr Clipart HERE - Downloadable "Go Bright Ahead" clipart, banners, cookie images, and more!
There are several ways to take orders during the Cookie Program
If someone does not want to purchase a box of delicious cookies, they can make a donation in $6.00 increments to Cookie Share. Have your Girl Scout explain that after the Cookie Program ends, Council uses the profits from Cookie Share and donates cookies to the USO and to local charities
Girls open their online ABC Smart Cookies store. Girls can send their URL link to family and friends. Customers can order direct shipped or girl delivered. For Direct Shipped, customers pay online for products and shipping, and the product is shipped directly to customers. For Girl Delivery, customers pay online, and girls deliver products to customers
Coming Soon! 2024 Cookie Booth Request- the ‘ask letter’ to request permission from a Store Manager/Owner to booth at their location. Submit the completed form to Customer Care at email@example.com.
After your troop booth has been secured, enter your location into the ABC Smart Cookies platform, under Troop Secured Booth.
ABC Smart Cookie Troop Secured Virtual Booth- How to set up a virtual booth event and manage orders in ABC Smart Cookies.
Virtual Cookie Booths- a step-by-step guide for volunteers, girls, and families.
Virtual Cookie Booths- hosted on social media- give girls a way to achieve their sales goals and help others in their community from home. In fact, girls may find this allows them to discover new ways to take the lead in their cookie business and stay connected through virtual.
Coming Soon in 2024!
Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in Cookie booths with their Girl Scout(s). While they are not required to be registered members, they are required to have a valid background check. For more information about Back Checks click the link below:
In order for troop leaders to see which parents have completed a background check, troop cookie coordinators will submit a list of boothing chaperones to firstname.lastname@example.org, with those parents first and last names, emails addresses, and phone numbers. Council will then add those parents to the troop roster. Although their membership status will show as "Inactive", troop leaders will be able to see a background check expiration date.