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Cookie Volunteers

With your help, girls can make their dreams come true with Girl Scout Cookies. They’ll learn the 5 Skills (goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, business ethics) for life while having a lot of fun along the way. We have everything you need to make your Cookie Season quick, easy, and fulfilling. Looking for ideas and inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! 

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  2021 Cookie Program Important Dates
December 2020

Dec. 1 - 10 - Live Zoom training on select dates

Dec. 11 - All training moved to gsLearn

January 2021

Jan. 2 – Cookie program begins!

Jan. 11 - Troop Starting Inventory Order and Initial Reward Order due

Jan. 13 - Service unit confirmation of SIO and initial rewards due by midnight

Jan. 29 - Feb 1 - Starting Inventory Order and reward pickup 

Jan. 29 - Mar. 7 – Cookies on the Spot (Girl Scouts sell directly door-to-door) begins

 

February 2021

Feb. 2 - Cupboards open

Feb. 12 - Mar. 7 - Cookie Booths Open for Business

Feb. 12 - Bling Your Booth Contest begins

Feb. 17 - First ACH Sweep

Feb. 19 - 21 - National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

March 2021

Mar. 1 - Bling Your Booth Contest Ends

Mar. 3 - Second ACH Sweep

Mar. 5 - Last day a customer can choose Girl Delivery

Mar. 5 - Last day to request adding girls to eBudde

Mar. 5 - Cupboards close

Mar. 12 - Outstanding parent/caregiver information due

Mar. 12 - Last day for troop to enter final rewards or troop-to-troop transactions

Mar. 14 - Cookie Program Ends (paper and online sales)

Mar. 15 - Final reward orders due; Service Unit Lockout at midnight

Mar. 24 - Final ACH Sweep

 

April 2021

Apr. - rewards sent to service unit for distribution to troops

 Volunteer Training

 This year there are two cookie trainings that are required for cookie volunteers with  less than two years’ experience running the Girl Scout Cookie Program (Volunteers with more than two years’ experience will only be required to take the Cookie Overview Training).

The two courses are:

  1. Cookie Overview Training– Will be going over all what’s new this year, eBudde login, updates to Digital Cookie, Cookie Booth, Financing, Proceeds and Additional Resources
  2. Cookie System Training -  Will be going over all functions on eBudde including  online Girl Delivery and Reports

Both trainings can be found in GS Learn. This document explains how to find and take the trainings. 

 Booth Scheduler Rounds

How Do Booth Scheduler Rounds Work?

Troops can reserve council level booth locations via the eBudde system. Booth locations are available throughout our eight county jurisdictions.

  • Prior to opening day of booths, troops can preview locations uploaded into eBudde. 
  • On opening day of selections, troop cookie chairs should have a list of booth locations they are interested in before they begin making their selections. Having this will help you select other options quickly if the location you wanted is not available.
  • If you find out that you will not be able to take on the booth after you have made a selection, you are required to release that time slot.
  • On occasion, changes occur at booth locations and a booth could be removed from eBudde. The Product Program team will notify you via phone or email if this occurs—at which time you will be able to pick another location. We apologize in advance for any situations that occur that are out of our control.
Booth Scheduler Dates

The dates and times for the Cookie Booth Scheduler Rounds are below. Please note: Troops are only allowed one sign-up per store location during each scheduling round. For example, during a round with two sign ups, you can choose one slot at Publix #1234 and one slot at Publix #1445, but not two slots at Publix #1234 during the same round.

  • Feb. 1, 7 p.m. — Feb. 2, 12 p.m. | Two sign ups allowed
  • Feb. 2, 7 p.m. — Feb. 3, 12 p.m. | Two sign ups allowed
  • Feb. 3, 7 p.m. — Feb. 4, 12 p.m. | Three sign ups allowed
  • Feb. 4, 7 p.m. — Feb. 5, 12 p.m. | Three sign ups allowed
  • Feb. 5, 7 p.m. — Mar. 7 | Open picks until end of sale

If you have questions, please reach out to the product program team.

 

 Volunteer Resources

Guides
Forms
Videos

Learn more about different aspects of the Girl Scout Cookie Program with these short informational videos!

  • What is Digital Cookie? - Learn all about Digital Cookie and how it can help girls increase their sales.
  • Ways to Participate - Climb aboard the S.S. Girl Scout and explore the three ways to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Cookies On the Spot, Digital Cookie, and Cookie Booths.
  • All About Girl Scout Cookie Booths - We all know girls and parents are excited for Girl Scout Cookie Booths! This video teaches you the guidelines and etiquette for running a Girl Scout Cookie Booth.
  • What To Expect At Initial Order Delivery - This video breaks down how initial order delivery works, your responsibilities as a volunteer, and instructions to make your delivery run as smooth and easy as possible.
Additional Resources
Having Trouble With A Direct Shipping Order In Digital Cookie?

If you have a caregiver or customer reach out regarding a direct shipped order issue from digital cookie, please refer them to digital cookie customer support. This information can also be found in the customer's order confirmation.

 


 

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