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When families understand the importance of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they give it their full support and help girls do everything it takes to be successful. 

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 Girl Scout Cookie Activity pin, and tips for parents and volunteers working with Girl Scout Cookie professionals? 

Important Dates

  • January 6       Digital Cookie starts
  • January 11       Cookie WOW! Rally
  • February 7      Cookie Program begins and girls can use social media
                             and Digital Cookie                                      
  • February 28 -  National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
    March 1
  • March 31         End of Cookie Program
  • May 31             Super Seller Celebration                
Resources and Forms
Individually Registered Girl Information
Operation Cookie Share

Operation Cookie Share is a great way for your company 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.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois has collected over 375,000 boxes of cookies for Operation Cookie Share. Invest now and help us extend our reach!

Digital Cookies

The Digital Cookie® platform helps girls superpower their cookie sales as they go beyond the booth with mobile and online channels. That’s right. The platform is a fun, educational tool that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie business online.

On Monday, January 6, 2020, registered Girl Scouts will receive a Digital Order Card invitation email to set up and publish their very own cookie sales site. Once the site is set up and approved by the parent/guardian she may begin sending emails to her customers.

From January 6, 2020 - February 6, 2020, the only option customers will have is “Shipped Orders”.  Typically, customers who purchase shipped cookies are customers that are out of the local area of the Girl Scout.

From February 7, 2020 - March 20, 2020, the Girl Scout will have the option to email their customers “Shipped Orders” and “Girl Delivered” orders. With Girl Delivered orders, the Girl Scout actually delivers the cookie to her customers in person. All Digital Cookie sales are paid via credit card.

What can she do with the Digital Cookie platform?
With a fun, robust, hands-on interface, the Digital Cookie platform is an amazing learning experience for every girl. Through it, she has access to even more tools that teach her about marketing, budgeting, resource allocation, and other critical business skills—encouraging and guiding her as she makes her way to cookie boss success. 

On the platform, girls can set their cookie goals, track their progress, manage orders and inventory, learn Internet safety skills, and more—all while they earn age-specific Cookie Business badges and explore ways to help others by investing their earnings back into their communities.

With the Digital Cookie platform, girls can:

  • Gain new essential business and social skills in a fun and engaging way.
  • Invite cookie customers to easily order and pay for cookies online and through their mobile app.
  • Earn funds to power amazing year-round activities for her and her troop!

So, how does the Digital Cookie platform work?
It’s a lot like buying your cookies at a traditional cookie booth, but with an online twist!

  • In true Girl Scout style, the girls initiate the cookie sale, whether online, via email, or in person at the cookie booth with their Digital Cookie mobile app.
  • A Girl Scout you know may invite you to visit her personalized cookie website where you can place your order, pay using Visa Checkout or credit cards, have your order shipped or delivered by a Girl Scout,* or even donate cookies to charity. Some Girl Scouts may take in-person orders using a mobile app that also allows them to securely accept payments using credit cards.
  • Select your cookies, place your order, and complete your transaction. Boom, just like that, you’ve got delicious Girl Scout Cookies coming your way!
Digital Cookie Resources
2020 Cookie Pro

The 2020 Cookie Pro™ contest opens February 1—are you ready?

Hey barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ and lead takin’ cookie entrepreneurs! Are you putting that unmatchable Girl Scout courage to the test every year to create positive change? We want to hear from you and reward you for all your hard work selling Girl Scout Cookies® in the 2019–20 season with a chance to win BIG. All you have to do is enter the 2020 Cookie Pro contest February 1–March 31.

Entering is simple: participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program® this season and highlight your unique cookie business smarts by answering questions about the skills you learned and your experience selling cookies!

Before the contest opens for entries, start developing your business skills by earning a pin in the NEW Cookie Entrepreneur Family pin collection, the latest addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Now families can help girls learn while they earn—talk about high-quality time with a purpose! Learn more and start your collection today.

Win a VIP Trip to Orlando, Florida

Twenty-four Girl Scouts—four per level—will be named national cookie pros and get the epic chance to:

  • Travel to Orlando with one parent or guardian for three incredible days of fun and adventure
  • Be a VIP guest at G.I.R.L. 2020, the largest event for girls in the world!
  • Get backstage passes to meet super-cool celebrity speakers
  • Experience Orlando’s mind-blowing theme parks using a special-access pass
  • Meet Girl Scouts of the USA’s CEO, Sylvia Acevedo, and other inspiring Girl Scout entrepreneurs
  • Take part in unforgettable activities with Girl Scouts from all over the country
  • Enjoy exclusive swag, giveaways, and more!

Learn more about 2020 Cookie Pro!