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For Cookie Sellers

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: 

   Goal Setting

    Decision Making

   Money Management 

   People Skills

   Business Ethics 

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! 

Just-4-Girls

Get Ready for a Great Cookie Season!

Selling cookies is more than just handing over a box for money. It's about learning skills essential to success and to life, like: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. You play a big part in the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 65 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year!

Cookie Share

Cookie Share is a Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline council-wide service project that allows girls the opportunity to sell virtual "Cookie Share" packages. Cookie Share cookies are distributed to the military and local food banks. The council delivers the products to the organizations directly from the bakery or from one of our warehouses. This gives customers an alternative to not buying for themselves or purchasing an extra box to share. is a Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline council-wide service project that allows girls the opportunity to sell virtual "Cookie Share" packages. Cookie Share cookies are distributed to the military and local food banks. The council delivers the products to the organizations directly from the bakery or from one of our warehouses. This gives customers an alternative to not buying for themselves or purchasing an extra box to share.

Everything You Need for Cookie-Selling Success!

Name tags, goal charts, posters, business cards, banners, signs and more. Click here to find great tools to help you get the word out on your cookie experience. Selling in your neighborhood when nobody's home, then use these nifty door knob hangers to leave for neighbors to contact you: one for our younger Girl Scouts and one for our teen Girl Scouts

COCO is your online "Cookie Command" center for your cookie business. COCO helps you:

Set your goal of how many packages of cookies you want to sell this year.
Make plans for how you will reach your goals.
Check how you're doing along the way.
Send eCards to your friends and family to tell them it's cookie time and ask for their support.
Get your cookie clipart, logos, photographs and other PR items here. To download from this Flickr site: right-click your mouse over the image and you'll be offered a variety of sizes and resolutions. After you choose what you want – then you'll be able to download from there.

GSVSC has exciting 2016 Cookie Recognitions for you this year! All awards are cumulative from 12 boxes through 1,000 boxes — with highest-seller awards for sellers of 1,250 and 1,500 as well as a laptop for the overall council highest-selling girl.

Who can sell cookies?Girls in troops and individually-registered girls too!

You can sell with your registered troop/group or through the Adventurers Group (for teen girls) or through the council office (you receive credit vouchers to pay for shop purchases, event fees and camp fees; no direct money). Contact Arlene or 540-777-5105.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. Make sure you have a cookie booth somewhere in a well-traveled or well-visited location on this weekend. There's also a National GS Cookie Weekend Patch too! Available through The Skyline Shop.

Watch & Share a few GREAT Cookie Selling Videos

How to Buy
The Business of Cookies
Goal Setting & People Skills
What Grown-Ups Need To Know About Selling Girl Scout Cookies
(this silly video is for your parents)

The History of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped girls have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make their communities a better place. Click here to learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie history!

Just-4-Parents

What Can a Girl Do?

With your help, a girl can do anything! Participating in Girl Scout Cookie activities is a great way to build leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Running from Jan. 1 to March 15, 2016, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world, where girls develop skills in goal setting, decision making, money management, working with people, and business ethics. But she needs your help. Research shows that the more you are involved, the more success she'll experience in the cookie sale. REMEMBER: she's the seller, not you. Girls learn important skills by selling Girl Scout cookies… themselves. Watch this hilarious YET important video to learn what parents and adults need to know to help girls sell Girl Scout cookies, by not helping too much!

SNAP/CoCo Tech Support

SNAP supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 and above (IE 8, 9, and 10 are not supported browsers). Girl Scout volunteers and parents can contact the cookie bakery's Help Desk for 24/7 SNAP & CoCo technical support at 1-800-853-3730 or email.

Scout Shout-Outs!

Look here for fun, trendy ways to communicate about your cookie sale! Girls, families, and volunteers will love using ABC's Scout Shouts during their cookie sale through social media channels, email, booth sales, eCards, and just about any creative way to help boost cookie sales! To download from this Flickr site: right-click your mouse over the image and you'll be offered a variety of sizes and resolutions. After you choose what you want – then you'll be able to download from there.

Facebook Cover photos for the World's Coolest Cookie Moms! To download from this Flickr site: right-click your mouse over the image and you'll be offered a variety of sizes and resolutions. After you choose what you want – then you'll be able to download from there.

Who can sell cookies? Girls in troops and individually-registered girls too!

Your daughter can sell with a registered troop/group or individually through the Adventurers Group (for teen girls) or individually through the council office (she will receive credit vouchers to pay for shop purchases, event fees and camp fees; no direct money). Contact Arlene for more info at awilhelm@gsvsc.org or 540-777-5105.

How to Support Your Girl Scout

Family support is the key to success. Girls have greater success in Girl Scout Cookie Program activities when family adults are informed and involved. These tips will help you turn "cookie time" into "family time"and provide important ways you can guide and support her to cookie success!

All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale use 10 basic safety guidelines.

Click here for practical tips for parents in creating cookie sale success!

Frequently asked questions can be answered here online.

The Essentials – Forms & Stuff

  • Cookie Sale Parent Permission Form
  • Cookie Sale Awards/Recognitions
  • Coaching Your Budding Businesswoman
  • 5 Skills for Girl Scouts: What Grown-Ups Need to Know 
    (YouTube video)

Research on Girl Scout Cookie Program

A well-known component of Girl Scouting is the Cookie Program, the largest girl-run business in the world. Once a year, Girl Scouts around the country venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn business and financial skills and earn money to fund their Girl Scouting goals. Through "learning by earning," Girl Scouting aims to empower girls through the development of five essential skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making, and business ethics. In the spring of 2012, the Girl Scout Research Institute set out to understand the extent to which Girl Scouts actually develop these five essential skills, as well as to examine the specific ways girls benefit from their participation in the Cookie Program. Survey responses from 1,417 Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts representing various regions of the country (including our council) provide compelling evidence that girls do benefit from the Cookie Program through development of these essential skills. Click here to download the brief summary of that research.

Remember almost 9 out of 10 people will buy Girl Scout cookies if asked. The number one reason given for not buying is not being asked!

Just-4-Troops

Welcome Troop Cookie Team!

Having fun, learning, and working together toward a common goal — that's the Girl Scout Cookie Sale! Selling cookies is more than just handing over a box for money. It's about teaching girls skills essential to success and to life, like: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. Be a part of the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 65 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year!

SNAP/CoCo Tech Support

SNAP supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 and above (IE 8, 9, and 10 are not supported browsers). Girl Scout volunteers and parents can contact the cookie bakery's Help Desk for 24/7 SNAP & CoCo technical support at 1-800-853-3730 or email at  abctech@interbake.com.

Cookie Share

Cookie Share is a Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline council-wide service project that allows girls the opportunity to sell virtual "Cookie Share" packages. Cookie Share cookies are distributed to the military and local food banks. The council delivers the products to the organizations directly from the bakery or from one of our warehouses. This gives customers an alternative to not buying for themselves or purchasing an extra box to share.

Bling Your Booth to Win $250

This cookie season pump up the fun, get creative, and Bling Your Booth! Here's how to enter for a chance to win $250 (25 lucky troops will be chosen from across the nation):

  • Decorate your booth with a cool theme, balloons, costumes, posters, colored lights, and more—the sky's the limit!
  • Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.
  • Upload the photo to the Girl Scouts of the USA Facebook page between January 4-April 23. Check-out the full details and contest rules on Facebook.com/GirlScoutsUSA. Good luck!

Additional Money-Earning Form for Troops

The best way to earn money for your troop is to start with the GSVSC Fall Product Sale and then the Girl Scout Cookie Sale program. If income from the product sales aren't enough, then girls have more options available to them such as service projects and craft/bake sales. The Application for Approval Additional Group Money-Earning Activities request needs to be submitted three weeks prior to the event by mail or email in order to receive written approval from the GSVSC Development Office. See page 84 in Volunteer Essentials 2015-16 for specifics. Extra money-earning activities cannot take place during the product sales. Got questions? Contact your council at 540-777-5100 orinfo@gsvsc.org.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. Make sure you have a cookie booth somewhere in a well-traveled or well-visited location on this weekend. There's also a National GS Cookie Weekend Patch too! Available through The Skyline Shop.

Everything You Need for Cookie-Selling Success!

Name tags, goal charts, posters, business cards, banners, signs and more. Click here to find great tools to help you get the word out on your cookie experience.

COCO is an online "Cookie Command" center for a girl's cookie business. COCO helps a girl: set goals; make plans to reach goals; check how she's doing on reaching her goals; and marketing sales tools.

Get your cookie clipart, logos, photographs and other PR items here.To download from this Flickr site: right-click your mouse over the image and you'll be offered a variety of sizes and resolutions. After you choose what you want – then you'll be able to download from there.

Help spread the word about Girl Scouting in your local community while selling cookies! Print-out these "Join" & "Volunteer" postcards to pass-out your booth sales. Or ask your local council staff member for these postcards at your next service unit meeting.

Cookie costumes (Thin Mint, Carmel deLite, Shortbread, etc.) & Booth-in-a-Box (items that are ready for you to dress-up your cookie booth sale – tablecloth, signage, decorations, etc.) can be reserved for free ($25 refundable deposit) from the council headquarters by sending in a Program Resources Reservation (form #2159): 2159-Word Doc or2159-PDFEmail to dgiles@gsvsc.org or mail to: Girl Scouts, 3663 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke VA 24019

The Essentials – Forms & Stuff

  • SNAP ordering website
  • ABC Bakers online ordering process – Digital Cookie/COCO Direct
  • Troop Cookie Manager Plan Book
  • Troop Cookie Sale Manager Position Description (#1638)
  • Troop Cookie Manager Evaluation Form
  • Online Cookie Sale Evaluation (soon-to-come)
  • Cookie Sale Parent Letter
  • Cookie Sale Parent Permission Form
  • Cookie Sale Booth Reservation Form
  • Cookie Share Receipt
  • Older Girl Troops Opt-Out Incentives Form
  • Damaged Cookie Report
  • 5 Box Cookie Customer Contest Form
  • Cookie Sale Recognitions
  • Girl Scout Cookie Activity Pin
  • 5 Skills in Action
  • 5 Skills & Girl Scout Leadership Outcomes
  • 5 Skills of the Cookie Program (YouTube video)
  • Brownie Elf and Friends: Manage Money (YouTube video)
  • Cookie Product Sale Safety Activity Checkpoints
  • Cookie Share
  • ABC Bakers-YouTube Training Videos

Click Here to Watch 3 Great Cookie Selling Videos

  • How to Buy
  • The Business of Cookies
  • Goal Setting & People Skills

The History of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped girls have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make their communities a better place. Click here to learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie history!

Just-4-GS Communities

Welcome GS Community Cookie Team!

Thanks to our Girl Scout communities/service units, the cookie sale runs smoothly for girls and their troops. You play a big supporting role in the largest girl-led business in the world! A troop receives 65 cents/box of cookies sold. Direct proceeds to troops in Virginia Skyline Council totaled $565,000 last year! Thanks for all your hard work & dedication.

SNAP/CoCo Tech Support

SNAP supports the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 and above (IE 8, 9, and 10 are not supported browsers). Girl Scout volunteers and parents can contact the cookie bakery's Help Desk for 24/7 SNAP & CoCo technical support at 1-800-853-3730 or email at  abctech@interbake.com.

Cookie Share

Cookie Share is a Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline council-wide service project that allows girls the opportunity to sell virtual "Cookie Share" packages. Cookie Share cookies are distributed to the military and local food banks. The council delivers the products to the organizations directly from the bakery or from one of our warehouses. This gives customers an alternative to not buying for themselves or purchasing an extra box to share.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. Make sure you have a cookie booth somewhere in a well-traveled or well-visited location on this weekend. There's also a National GS Cookie Weekend Patch too! Available through The Skyline Shop.

PR Cookies Available

This year we received over 800 boxes of cookies to use in our PR efforts — thank-you's to delivery station hosts, local media pitches, big community collaborators, etc. We ordered lots of Thin Mints and Thanks-A-Lots; and have fair amounts of Carmel deLites, Shortbreads, Lemonades, PB Patties, PB Sandwiches and the new gluten-free cookie, Trios. Also free PR bags and cookie sale flyers are available as well. Samplers are not being offered this year.  PR cookies will be delivered to you by field staff at your service unit/GS community meetings. If you have a specific PR cookies request, please contact your field staff member who will attend your next meeting.

The Essentials – Forms & Stuff

  • GS Community Cookie Sale Facilitator Plan Book
  • GS Community Cookie Sale Facilitator Position Description (#1635)
  • Troop Cookie Manager Plan Book
  • Troop Cookie Sale Manager Position Description (#1638)
  • Troop Cookie Manager Evaluation Form
  • Online Cookie Sale Evaluation (soon-to-come)
  • Cookie Sale Parent Letter
  • Cookie Sale Parent Permission Form
  • Cookie Sale Booth Reservation Form
  • Cookie Share Receipt
  • Older Girl Troops Opt-Out of Incentives Form
  • Five Box Customer Contest Form
  • Damaged Cookie Report
  • Cookie Sale Recognitions
  • Cookie Product Sale Safety Activity Checkpoints
  • Cookie Share
  • ABC Bakers-YouTube Training Videos

The History of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped girls have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make their communities a better place. Click here to learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie history!