Cookie booths—that is, cookie pop-up sales in areas with lots of foot
traffic—are a fun way for girls to connect with their community and
practice their sales pitch with new customers. Booth locations must be
approved by councils, facilitated within council jurisdiction,
and participants must follow all council guidelines with regard
to setting up, running, and taking down a booth.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida has several types of cookie
Council, Service Unit, Mobile and Lemon-Up stands.
Council level booths include the following locations:
Sam’s Club, Walmart/Walmart Neighborhood Markets, Publix, Winn Dixie,
Joann’s Fabrics, and Dunkin Donuts and any other location with
national or council level agreements. Council will manage all of the
Service Unit booths are all other locations such as gas
stations, school events, farmers market, home improvement stores,
local restaurants, etc. These locations are scheduled by Service Unit
level cookie volunteers.
Mobile Booths can be a decorated car, van or truck, or
even a wagon filled with delicious Girl Scout Cookies. Be creative and
visit events happening in your community. This could be a troop
activity or by individual girls with their parents. Remember that
“mobile” means mobile, so no tables
or chairs allowed. Mobile cookie booth are limited to no longer
than 30 minutes at each location. Troops cannot approach any possible
high-traffic locations such as grocery stores, malls, universities, or
any location where there is a cookie booth set-up.
Lemon-Up Stands are cookie booths set up on in front of a
Using your best judgment in setting up cookie booths in locations
that will be open, accessible, and safe for all girls and potential customers.
- Choosing a high traffic area—this could be your local
supermarket, mall, or park—where you’ll maximize the number of
visitors to your booth.
- Checking out your booth
site ahead of the sale. Talk to business owners in the area so
they’ll know what to expect. Find out what security measures are in
place—these may include lights for evening sales and whether a
security camera watches the booth area—and where the nearest
bathrooms are located.
- Respecting the surrounding
businesses by making sure your booth isn’t blocking a store entrance
- Encouraging your girls to unleash their
creativity—and work on their advertising skills—to make colorful
signs and booth decorations that potential customers can’t resist!
Remind girls to be polite and to have their sales pitch ready for
And keep in mind:
- A minimum of two volunteers (at least one of whom is a
registered Girl Scout volunteer with the required background
check) and one girl should be present at the booth at all times.
With two or more volunteers, you’ll have adequate booth coverage if
the girls need to be accompanied to the restroom.
- If your
Daisies are still learning how to make correct change, help them
handle money as needed. But remember that girls make all sales at
- Changing your cookie booth hours or location?
Keep your customers in the loop and update your baker’s Digital
Cookie system with the new details. All scheduled booths are
available on the Cookie Finder App (IOS or Android).
- Certain locations may be
inappropriate for young girls based on the standards of your local
community, may negatively impact the cookie program experience for
girls, and/or may negatively impact our brand in your community. For
additional clarity, girls should not sell in or in front of
establishments that they themselves cannot legally patronize.
- Additionally, with respect to marijuana dispensaries, we have
been steadfastly combating the unauthorized uses of the Girl Scout
trademark by the cannabis community, which has been
marketing—without our authorization—certain cannabis products under
our youth-appealing brand. We are continuing to aggressively fight
these unauthorized uses of the Girl Scout brand and hope that our
councils and volunteers will join Girl Scouts of the USA’s efforts
by discouraging cookie booth locations at such locations.
For more tips to make your booth a success, check out our Cookie Booth Essentials. For additional
information about setting up a booth and safety and security
suggestions, consult your council guidelines.
Documenting an Accident and Filing an Insurance Claim
There are one or two forms that must be completed by the troop
leader or supervising adult if there is an accident while a registered
girl or adult member or insured tagalong is at an approved supervised
Girl Scout activity. Those can be found on our website via this link.
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Incident/Accident
Information Report form documents the details
of any incident or accident, even if outside medical
attention was not required. The troop leader or event
director completes the form (front and back) and sends it to the
immediately after the incident or accident, whether or
not it is expected that an insurance claim will later be filed. Do
not hold the Incident/Accident Report pending completion of the
insurance claim form. Send the form to Girl Scouts of West Central
Florida, 4610 Eisenhower Blvd., Tampa, FL 33634, Attn: Heather
Navratil. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax the
form to 813.262.1771.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Claim Form provides
information required for claim processing with GSUSA’s insurance
company, Mutual of Omaha, if outside medical care was required. The
insured must have been treated by a legally qualified health care
provider within 30 days of the injury to be considered for payment