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The Girl Scout Cookie Program has grown into a leading business and economic literacy program that is run by and for girls. The program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

Your most important function in preparing for the Girl Scout Cookie Program will be the time you spend with the girls in the troop. Through the cookie program, even the youngest Girl Scouts gain self-confidence and poise by learning how to greet customers and offer cookies for purchase.

A Direct Sale format will provide your troop more opportunity in sales and troop profit. Girls will earn Cookie Dough and recognitions throughout the entire program, including during Cookie Booths. This means that girls will earn more Cookie Dough and recognitions and parents/guardians will save lots of time because cookies in hand means just one transaction. Returning to customers’ homes after an order has been placed is now a thing of the past!

The day girls will have cookies in hand for the Cookie Program will be February 12, 2016. Cookie booths will start February 12, 2016.

Cookie Varieties- $4.00 per box

  • Thin Mints
  • Shortbread
  • Peanut Butter Patties
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Caramel deLites
  • Lemonades
  • Thanks-A-Lot
  • Cranberry Citrus Crisp 
  • Trios - gluten-free cookie (LIMITED SUPPLY) - $5.00 per box

Trios - Gluten-Free Cookie - Limited Supply

Trios is a cookie with chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie. The new Trios are $5.00 per box.





COCO and COCODirect

COCO is your online “Cookie Command” center for Girl Scout cookie business. COCO helps to:

  • Set goals for how many packages of cookies each girl wants to sell
  • Make plans for how goals will be reached
  • Provide easy access to see how well each girl is doing
  • Send cards to your friends and family to ask for their support

The COCODirect Girl Scout Experience via COCO. COCODirect will make it easier than ever for girls to reach their goals by selling cookies in a whole new way. Sales made through COCOdirect require no money collection and no hand delivery. Customers can choose from an eight-pack sampler that includes each variety, a half dozen of any kind of variety, or a dozen of any variety (AND for a limited time only, they can order Trios, ABC’s gluten-free cookies!).

  1. Register for COCO via abcsmartcookies.com to get username and password
  2. Log in to COCO using username and password
  3. Select Online Marketing
  4. Click Send an E-Card
  5. Choose e-card
  6. Choose contact names
  7. Add a message
  8. Preview card
  9. Click Send
  10. Friends and family receive an email with the link to COCOdirect, allowing them to place an order and pay with a credit card
  11. Customers cannot receive emails until February 12, 2016 (the first day of the direct sale)
  12. Weekly Sales Data Reports will be emailed to the email that was provided when the COCO account was set up


National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 26-28, 2016

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 27 - 28, 2016. It celebrates the world’s largest girl-led business and the five essential skills girls lean by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout Cookie fans and girls can join fun events nationwide and online to support the program, which brings Girl Scouting to local communities. The National Girl Scout Cookie Program

  • is the biggest girl-led business in the world, generating $790 million in annual sales.
  • sell over 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million cookie customers.
  • builds 5 essential life skills:  goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.  Join the Girl Scout cookie team.
  • allows girls and troops to fund important community projects in their local community.

Cookie Program -  through March 25, 2016

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a leading business and economic literacy program run by and for girls. The program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The 2016 Cookie Program patch encourages girls to develop these five essential skills through a variety of activities.

2016 Cookie Program Monthly Patch Program

Juliette Guide to the Girl Scout Cookie Program

The Girl Scout Cookie Program takes place annually from January-March. Juliettes or Individually Registered Girls (IRG) may participate in the Cookie Program. During the selling period, girls participate in the cookie program through the direct cookie sale as well as order taking. By taking part in the Cookie Program Activity, girls join their Girl Scout sisters in supporting the activities,as well as earn individual recognitions, and learn five important skills:

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Money Management
  • People Skills
  • Business Ethics

2016 Cookie Program Activity Guide for Juliettes

Operation Cookie Share

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois kicked off Operation Cookie Share in 2010. Since that time over 291,681 boxes of delectable Girl Scout cookies have been shipped to our service men and women at home and abroad. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has provided more than $1 million worth of Girl Scout cookies to the women and men of our armed forces at home and abroad. In fact, our Girl Scouts were so successful that this achievement is entered in the Illinois Congressional Records. 

Operation Cookie Share is a program that allows customers to let military troops know that we appreciate their service by purchasing cookies for them. Operation Cookie Share is simple and fun and is a great way for communities to show support for military troops through the purchase of Girl Scout cookies.

Operation Cookie Share Business Support

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has developed a new Operation Cookie Share program that allows for the business community to participate and support Girl Scouts and members of the armed forces.

The OCS business support program is a great way for businesses in your community to support local Girl Scouts and provide comfort to military personnel. Once the cost of the cookies is covered, 100% of the proceeds stay in the community to fund Girl Scout activities and community service projects.

How Operation Cookie Share Works

Even though we are using a modified Direct Sale format this year, girls should still take along their order cards. On each girl’s order card there is a column listing each variety of cookie plus one additional column labeled “Cookie Share.” When the girls go out with cookies in hand (and during cookie booths!) please encourage them to not only ask the customer to purchase Girl Scout cookies for themselves but also ask the customers to purchase cookies for our military troops. Girls will enter the number of boxes each customer donates on the cookie share column. Customers do not have a choice of the variety of cookies to be sent to troops. Operation Cookie Share cookies are held in a “virtual warehouse” so troops do not take possession of the Operation Cookie Share cookies. At the end of the Cookie Program, all Operation Cookie Share orders are accounted for and then shipped to our military soldiers at home and abroad.