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Girl Recognitions

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois offers an empowering recognition program that affords Girl Scouts the opportunity to make a variety of choices. Through this recognition program, the girls will follow a decision-making process that includes goal setting, product choice evaluation, and making purchasing decisions based on what they have earned. Our recognition program not only rewards and encourages girls to set goals and work as a team to achieve them, but they also provide girls with a hands-on experience with purchasing and financial decision making.

Cookie Dough

How Cookie Dough Works

  • Cookie Dough and recognitions will be earned throughout the entire cookie program, including booth sales!
  • To encourage goal setting, girls must sell 50 boxes of cookies to qualify for Cookie Dough. Once a girl qualifies by selling 50 boxes of cookies, she will earn Cookie Dough 
  • Cookie Dough will be distributed on a Girl Scout Cookie Dough card. Every girl who sells 50 boxes of cookies or more will receive a Girl Scout Cookie Dough card.
  • Cookie Dough may be used to pay for 2018 activities and events (resident camp, day camp, one-day events, and bus trips), membership registration, cookie recognitions, and merchandise in council Trefoil Boutiques.
Recognition Levels

Recognition Levels

  • 24 boxes - Theme Patch
  • 160 boxes - Hatching Turtle Plush or $10 towards Girl Scout Membership
  • 183 boxes - Goal Getter Patch
  • 250 boxes - Free Girl Scout Membership
  • 500 boxes - Coleman Zero degrees Sleeping Bag or $75 Amazon, American Girl, or Walmart gift card or $75 Cookie Dough card
  • 1000 boxes - Paddle Board or $150 Amazon, American Girl, or Walmart gift card or $150 Cookie Dough card
  • 1500 boxes - Apple Watch (series 2, 38mm) or $350 Amazon, American Girl, or Walmart gift card or $350 Cookie Dough card, plus Super Seller T-shirt and patch
  • 2500 boxes - Disney World Trip* or Mac Book Pro

*Disney World Trip
GSCI will provide 4 days/3 nights lodging at Disney World Resour, a 3-day Hopper pass to the parts and airfare for the Girl Scout and one adult chaperone. Transportation to and from Disney World Resort and Sanford International Airport is included. Parking at and/or transportation to/from your home airport, baggage fees, meals/food, souvenirs, etc. are not included.

All recognitions are cumulative except at the 2500 box level. Girls who earn the Disney World Trip or Mac Book Pro will earn and keep all levels up to and including the 1000 box levels. The 1500 box level is not included with the Disney World Resort Trip or Mac Book Pro.

Cookie Badges & Pins

Cookie Activity pins recognize the five skills learned and practiced during the sale. 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! Learn more about cookie badges and pins here!

Cookie Pro Contest

Cookie Pro Contest

Are you a barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ lead takin’ cookie entrepreneur?  

This cookie season, let’s show ‘em how the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world prepares girls to lead, learn, succeed, and shine—not only for today but also for the future—by entering our national Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest from January 2 through April 30, 2018.

Six girls nationwide, one per Girl Scout grade level, will be named Girl Scouts of the USA’s Top Cookie Pro 2018 and get the epic chance to:

•  Be featured on the Girl Scout Cookie box!
•  Travel to New York City for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience!

Every girl who enters Girl Scouts of the USA’s Cookie Pro 2018 Contest will unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2018 patch. You must be an eligible Girl Scout Cookie seller from a participating council to take part.

Learn more!