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For Volunteers

Welcome to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Thank you for volunteering your time to make this program possible for our girls. 

Getting Started

To get your troop ready for the cookie program:

  • Check that the girls in your troop are registered members of GSUSA.
  • Review all the available cookie resources, including the Volunteer Cookie Guide.
  • Turn in the Troop Agreement and make certain the council has your most up to date troop bank account information.
  • Meet with your parents — collect a Parent Agreement for each girl participating in the cookie program and hand out the materials you receive from the service unit to each Girl Scout.

Resources

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of available resources for the 2021 Cookie Program and where to find them: 2021 Cookie Program Resource Index

Dates
Service Unit Cookie Manager Training – hosted virtually

Monday, Nov. 9: 12 - 2pm or 6 - 8pm

Volunteer access to eBudde/Digital Cookie Sunday, Dec. 13
Girl Digital Cookie email sent and access available Monday, Dec. 14
Sale begins. Initial Order taking begins.  Friday, Jan. 1
Cookie Booth sign ups (rounds 1-3) Jan. 19 - Jan. 22
Cooke Booth round 1 at 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19
Cooke Booth round 2 at 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20
Cooke Booth round 3 at noon - noon Thursday, Jan. 21
Cookie Booth scheduler opens at 6pm; volunteers can now submit troop arranged booths to eBudde Friday, Jan. 22

Initial orders and initial rewards due

Troop forms due

Monday, Jan. 25
Cookie delivery Feb. 8 - 25
Cupboards open Monday, Feb. 22
Booth sales start Friday, Feb. 26
Digital Cookie girl delivery ends Sunday, Mar. 7
Initial ACH due in bank account -$1 per box Tuesday, Mar. 9
2021 Cookie Program ends/last day of booth sales Sunday, Mar. 21

Wrap up in eBudde

Allocate ALL cookies to your girls

Reward selections/sizes and orders due in eBudde

eBudde closes to troops at midnight

Wednesday, Mar. 24
Final ACH due in bank account - all remaining $ due Cookie Theft form due  Friday, Apr. 2
Forms
Training & How-to Videos

Families and Volunteers can log in to your My GS account on the main toolbar at the top of this page to access GS Learn. Once in GS Learn you will find Troop Cookie Manager Training and a number of brief how to videos about the cookie program.  

 

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. 

eBudde
Manage your troop's entire sale here. eBudde, the online cookie management system, is where you place your troop's Initial Order, track cookie inventory and payments, record troop cookie transactions, and order girl reward items.

Girl Scouts of the USA
An excellent resource for troop volunteers seeking programming related to the Cookie Program. Find useful resurces including the 5 Skills for Girls Toolkit, Financial Empowerment, Pins and Badges info, Safety tips, and more. Also check out the topics on the left hand toolbar: All About Cookies and Just for Cookie Sellers!

Safety

Our #1 priority is ensuring that girls participating in the cookie program are safe! Please follow these guidelines to help keep girls safe.

Social Media Safety

The safety of every girl is the most important part of our social media guidelines. Please note that these guidelines were updated Nov. 14, 2019 and are the most up to date guidance from GSUSA:

  • You may post the Digital Cookie link on public or private social media.
  • You can post about the Cookie Program in private or public neighborhood groups. 
  • You CANNOT collect orders from social media posts. Customers should be directed to the girl's Digital Cookie link or directed to pm you for more information.
  • You CANNOT post in sales groups such as Facebook Marketplace or garage sale groups. 
  • Protect the privacy of your girls – girls’ names, addresses, and email addresses should never be given out to strangers. Use an adult’s contact information to answer questions and direct customers to Digital Cookie for orders.
  • Take the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge

 

 

 

Additional Resources

Additional resources for volunteers may be found on the eBudde Help Center, including: 

  • Volunteer and Family Cookie Guides
  • Cookie Donations Receipts
  • Initial Order Tip Sheets
  • Reward Selection Worksheet for Troops
  • Troop Cookie Booth Worksheets
  • eBudde Tip Sheets
  • Five for $5 Contest forms
    …and much more!
Tip Sheets for Digital Cookie