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For Cookie Sellers

Getting Started

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.

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.

 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!

 Complete and submit the Cookie Program Permission Form, a requirement for all participating Girl Scouts.

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

Questions? Contact productprogram@girlscoutsalaska.org

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

2021 Dates

Find cookie dates here.

2021 Rewards

Check out the 2021 rewards.

Riley presents the 2021 cookie rewards!

For Independent Girls

FAQs For Independent/Juliette Girls

Who is our main contact for questions?

Raine Fryberger will be handling the Independent/Juliette Girls. You can send her an email to customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or call 248-2250.

I’m new to this—what do I do!?

We are having a special meeting for individual/Juliette girl caregivers on January 18. You can attend this meeting or get in touch with Raine at customercare@girlscoutsalaska.org or 248-2250.

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

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

How do rewards work for Independent/Juliette Girls?

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 the Zoo Overnight. Cookie Dough cards are used like a debit/credit card and include a card number and CVV code. Cookie proceed ranges can be found on page 23 of the Juliette and Independent Seller Cookie Manager Manual.

How do booths work for Independent/Juliette Girls?

Independent/Juliette girls can sign up to sell at a booth just like troops do. If more than one Independent/Juliette wants to team up with another, all safety protocols pertain just as for troops.

How many boxes of cookies can Independent sellers pick up?

IRG’s cannot pick up more than 7 cases of cookies before the balance is paid. 

Permission form for Cookie Sellers
Council Cookie Social Media Guidelines
  • Posting about where or when a specific girl is selling cookies is not allowed at our council. You can post Troop information on your personal social media. Example of what is not allowed: “My daughter Jane will be selling at Fred Meyers from 2-3 p.m.” Instead try posting: “Troop 123 is selling cookies at Fred Meyers from 2-3 p.m.”
  • You cannot post Digital Cookie links on public pages or re-sale sites. Examples of public forums are, Craigslist, eBay or Facebook Marketplace. This includes commenting the link on another page’s post. It is ok to post a Digital Cookie link on your personal social media page.
  • Under  Volunteer > Volunteer Essentials > Product Program > Your Role, Selling Cookies Online, it states, ”Girls may only post about their participation on Digital Cookie in a way that allows them to restrict access to family and friends, such as on Facebook.”  This would mean a personal Facebook page, not a Facebook group with strangers like the ones mentioned above. The same rules apply to parents.
  • Use smart judgement. If you are posting information in a private 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.”

If you see something concerning online, feel free to take a screenshot and send the information to Council. Please do not intervene. 

Digital Cookie
Camp Credits

The Cookies to Camp chart shows a breakdown of how many boxes of Cookies must be sold to earn camp credits. Sell enough and earn a free week at camp!

Cookies at Home/Entrepreneur Family Pin

Check out our Cookies at Home activities for girls and families!

Find out more about the pin here. Pins are available for purchase from the Council Shop. Contact us at 907-248-2250 to order!

Resources

Girl Scout Cookie Program Resources

Want to know about all the benefits of selling Girl Scout Cookies? Looking for a one-stop shop with the latest safety guidelines, information on earning the Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? 

Tools for Cookie Program Success

Little Brownie Bakers 
Want to make this cookie season the best one yet? Check out some of the fun activities and materials for girls from our partners at Little Brownie Bakers. 

Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Resources Page 
Here you'll find handouts, posters, videos, and other materials to help you have fun and stay safe as you build your cookie business. 

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

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You have a goal in mind: to power life-changing programs, experiences, and learning for yourself and your troop all year long. Because 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!

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.

   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 that make it easy to sell more cookies this year than you ever thought possible!


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 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our "Think Outside the Cookie Box" gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more! 

Got an awesome cookie story on your hands? Show the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story to us via email.