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Girl Scout Cookie Program

Lead the Change!

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 13, 2015. Cookie booths will start February 13, 2015.


Cookie Varieties- $4.00 per box

  • Thin Mints
  • Shortbread
  • Peanut Butter Patties
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Carmel deLites
  • Lemondades
  • Thanks-A-Lot
  • Cranberry Citrus Crisp 
  • Trios - gluten-free cookie (NEW - LIMITED SUPPLY)

Trios - Gluten-Free Cookie - Limited Supply

Trios is a cookie with chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie.

 

 

 

 

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 13, 2015 (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 27 - March 1, 2015

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is February 27 - March 1, 2015. 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.
     

Lead the Change - 2015 Cookie Program Activity Patch Program

Welcome to the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Activity! This patch program is designed to help bring the cookie program into your troop meetings and make it a learning experience for girls. The Girl Scout Cookie 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.

In order for girls to earn the Lead the Change cookie patch, they must complete five activities, return the signed parent permission form to their leader, and complete a goal-setting activity. When the girls in your troop are ready to receive their patches, complete the attached order form and return with payment to:

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
Decatur Urban Program Center
Robin Howard
1100 E Pershing Rd.
Decatur, IL 62526.

Patches will be mailed 7-10 days after the patch deadline date of February 27, 2015.

2015 Cookie Program Activity Patch Program

2015 Cookie Program for Juliettes

The Girl Scout Cookie Program has grown into a leading business and economic literacy program that is run by and for girls. The Girl Scout Cookie 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 your Girl Scout. 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 Girl Scout 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 Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great responsibility - it could not happen without you. We are confident you will find the experience to be both enjoyable and rewarding. Thank you for your support and dedication to the success of the program.

Please take time to thoroughly review the 2015 Juliette Cookie Guide. This guide will inform you of the many new improvements to our program and will answer most of your questions. Also, please don't forget to have your parent/guardian complete the Parent Permission Form for you participation.

Operation Cookie Share

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois kicked off Operation Cookie Share in 2010. Since that time over 190,000 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 $825,000 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.

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.

How are the Cookie Delivered to Military Troops

A special thanks to our Good Neighbor, State Farm! State Farm will deliver many of the Cookie Share cookies through their Adopt-a-Soldier program. GSCI will deliver Cookie Share cookies to the State Farm corporate office in Bloomington and State Farm will distribute Cookie Share cookies at home and abroad. Operation Cookie share has reached military troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti.