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For Cookie Sellers

For Caregivers and Girl Scouts

There's so much more to Girl Scout Cookies than what is in the box—there’s the magic that is you!

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re part of something even bigger than you, your troop, and all the amazing girls nationwide that sell too; you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world! Having the opportunity to run your very own cookie business gives you skills essential for success today and in the future.

You're doing more than bringing meaningful moments of joy to all your customers (and having lots of fun). You have goals in mind! With every box of delicious treats you sell you power life-changing programs, experiences, and learning for yourself and your troop all year long. No matter what obstacles may come your way, we know that you’ll face them with resiliency and creativity—it’s the Girl Scout way!

Need help getting started? Check out the resources below to help you have a successful cookie season!

Why Participate

Having the opportunity to run your very own cookie business gives you skills essential for success today and in the future.

   Goal Setting

   Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics 

You even get to bring meaningful moments of joy to all your customers with every box of delicious treats you sell! How special is that? Very—especially in challenging times like these.

Need help getting started? Check out all the resources below that make it easy to sell more cookies this year than you ever thought possible!

Getting Started

Download the list of key Cookie Dates

The Cookie Sale has three phases: Initial Order Taking (pre-orders), Booth Sales, and Wrap-Up through which girls can earn troop funds and credits toward camp and travel. Check out this year's order card and recognitions!

Here are the initial steps on getting your girl started in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the world’s largest girl-led business in the world.

1. Register your girl today to participate in the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Already a member of the Girl Scouts of Alaska family? Be sure your girl's membership is up-to-date to join in the Cookie fun!

2. Complete and submit the Necessary Forms, below, requirement for all participating Girl Scouts.

3. Sign Up for Digital Cookie and help your girl take her cookie business online. Contact customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org to begin.

Questions? Contact customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org

Want to volunteer with the GSAK Cookie Program?  Read about all the ways to volunteer!

Necessary Forms
Calendar

This calendar can also be found on page 4 of your Cookie Manual.

Training and Videos

Caregivers can access Digital Cookie starting Friday, December 10.

Virtual Cookie Rally 2022

Register for the live virtual Anchorage Cookie Rally on January 6!

Rewards and Activities

Recognitions can also be found on page 12 of your Cookie Manual.

Social Media Guidelines

Here's what you can do:

  • Post that your Girl Scout Troop is selling cookies. Example: “Troop 123 is selling Girl Scout Cookies at Fred Meyers from 2-3 p.m.”
  • Post a Digital Cookie link on your personal social media page or private group with people you know.
  • Use smart judgment. If you want to post in a private Facebook group, but that group has hundreds or thousands of people in it, then it may not be wise to post there as you can risk girl and volunteer safety.
  • Try posting something generic. For example: “Interested in buying Girl Scout Cookies? Send me a message and I can get you in contact.”

What to avoid:

  • For Girl Scout safety, we do not post about where or when a specific girl is selling cookies. 
  • You can post Troop information on your personal social media, but a post mentioning name, location, and time is not safe. Example: “My daughter Jane will be selling at Fred Meyers from 2-3 p.m.”
  • Posting Digital Cookie links on public pages or resale sites. Examples of public forums are Craigslist, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace. This includes commenting the link on another page’s post.
Digital Cookie
Cookie Credits

2022 Cookie Credits

Resources and Materials

Materials/Resources

For Independent Girls

Getting Started

Permission and Agreement Forms

Financial Forms

Materials/Resources

FAQs - Individually Registered Girl Scouts (IRGs)

Who is our main contact for questions?

Customer Care is your main contact. We will ensure your question is sent to the right person. Contact customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or call 907-248-2250.

I’m new to this—what do I do!?

Get in touch at customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or 248-2250!

How are payments (to the council) handled when a girl is independent?

Payments can be made through digital cookie, at the council office in person, by mail, or directly to our council account at any branch of First National Bank of Alaska. Please contact us at customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org if you need banking/deposit information.

How do rewards work for Individually Registered Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts can earn Cookie Dough along with any earned rewards. Individually Registered Girls do not have bank accounts and therefore, will receive Cookie Dough in place of troop proceeds. Cookie Dough can be used toward any Girl Scouts of Alaska merchandise or Girl Scouts of Alaska events such as camp, Encampment, STEM events, and more. Cookie Dough cards are used like debit/credit cards and include a card number and CVV code. Cookie proceeds ranges can be found in the Independent Seller Cookie Manager Manual.

How do booths work for Individually Registered Girl Scouts?

Individually Registered Girl Scouts can sign up to sell at a booth just like troops do. If more than one Individually Registered Girl Scout wants to team up with another, all safety protocols pertain; just as for troops.

How many boxes of cookies can  Individually Registered Girl Scout sellers pick up?

 Individually Registered Girl Scouts can pick up up to 7 cases of cookies before the balance is paid. 

COVID Information
GSAK Guidelines
Our most recent COVID-related cookie-selling information, and the full COVID guidelines document, can be found on the COVID-19 Updates page. Check the page for our most recent changes.
 
Other Resources

 

Cookie Badges and Pins

When a Girl Scout places a pin or a badge on her vest or sash, it symbolizes an important achievement. The Cookie Entrepreneur Family pins recognize the five skills girls learn as they begin to think like entrepreneurs through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Cookie Business badges demonstrate that a girl has developed specific skills related to running her own business. When a Girl Scout wears these emblems, she lets the world know she’s a real-life Cookie Boss!

Cookie Business Badges

Earning Cookie Business badges give Girl Scouts the chance to hone their skills and gain an understanding of the world of business. You can find cookie business badges at our shop today. Check out all the great entrepreneurship badges here! 

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin

Make Girl Scout Cookie season a family affair!  Earning Cookie Entrepreneur Family pins makes spending time with family easy, fun, and even sweeter during cookie season. Start your collection today, and get ready to rock your Girl Scout pride all season long.

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins
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