When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community project, or your first overnight trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen.
But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? Even cooler: being a Girl Scout Cookie Professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later:
Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources that will make it easy to sell more boxes of cookies this year than you ever thought possible!
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A Digital Marketing Experience for Girls: Smart Cookie
Having a Smart Cookie profile lets you set your cookie goal, manage your cookie sale, track your progress, view recognitions and send Smart Cookies Direct Ship e-cards to customers. You can also manage your sale on-the-go with Smart Cookies Mobile
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For Younger Girls
Check out ABC Baker for some awesome resources to inspire you and help make your Girl Scout Cookie sale a success!
Bling your booths! Create fliers and posters! Include thank-you cards and reorder stickers with your box delivery! We’ve provided some tools here to get you started.
Visit abcsmartcookies.com for great ideas to sell your cookies.
Check out the GSCM Cookie Program Incentives and Recognition details here.
Show you’re a Girl Scout
Wear the Girl Scout membership pin and/or Girl Scout clothing to identify yourself as a Girl Scout.
Always use the buddy system. It’s not just safe, it’s more fun.
Become familiar with the areas and neighborhoods where you will be selling Girl Scout cookies.
Partner with adults
Adults must accompany Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies and Juniors when they are taking orders, selling or delivering product. Girls grades 6-12 must be supervised by an adult when selling door-to-door and must never sell alone. Adults should be present at a cookie booth in any public place at all times.
Always have a plan for safeguarding money, and avoid walking around with large amounts of it or keeping it at home or school. Give proceeds to supervising adults, who should deposit it as directed by your Girl Scout council as soon as possible.
Do not enter
Never enter the home or vehicle of a person when you are selling or making deliveries. Avoid selling to people in vehicles or going into alleys.
Sell in the daytime
Sell only during daylight hours, unless accompanied by an adult.
Girls’ names, addresses, or email addresses should never be given out to customers. Use a group contact number or address overseen by an adult for customers to request information, reorder or give comments. Protect customer privacy by not sharing their information except for the product sale. Girls should never take credit card numbers.
Be safe on the road
Always follow safe pedestrian practices, especially when crossing at intersections or walking along roadways. Be aware of traffic when unloading product and passengers from vehicles.
Practice Internet Safety
Take the GSUSA Internet Safety Pledge before going online and follow the specific guidelines related to marketing online.