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2014 Cookie Sale and Program

**The cookie sale has been extended to March 9 (AB,FW, WF areas) and March 23 (AM & LB areas).
Check with your Service Unit Cookie Chair for more information.**

What can a girl do?

Change the World – it may sound like a huge job, but that’s what Girl Scouts do every day, with every positive decision they make – and the Cookie Sale is helping them make it happen. 

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale teaches girls how to take control of situations and serve as a leader for change. They’re learning The 5 Skills – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These are skills they can carry with them for a lifetime of success.

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the largest girl-led business in the world, a great way for girls to build leadership skills that will last a lifetime. 

Contents on this page include:

2014 Cookie Sale Dates

Cookie Toolkits

SAGE Mobile Payment Device

Cookies Now

Cookie Jar

Project Troop to Troop

Staying Safe

Internet Marketing

Other Resources for families

Badges & Pins

Diva Club

Door to Door Permit City of FW 2014

Door to Door Permit for Abilene 2014

Cookie Bucks

Art Gallery

Cookie Sale Funds Talking Points

"Cookie Facts" flyer you can use at booths etc.

 


2014 Cookie Sale Dates:

Abilene, Fort Worth, & Wichita Falls Areas:  January 10 - February 23, 2014 

Amarillo & Lubbock Areas:  January 24 - March 9, 2014 

  

 


Informational Materials

Cookie Toolkit for Parents & Girls

Download the Five Key Skills information packet:
English | Spanish

Download the Internet Safety Pledge
English | Spanish

Download the Product Sale Activity Checkpoints
English | Spanish

Download the Online Activity Checkpoints
English | Spanish

Download the Initial Order Form

Visit  www.abcsmartcookies.com

NEW! Door to Door Permit for City of Fort Worth

NEW! Door to Door Permit for Abilene

Events: Cookie University - Daisies through Juniors will enjoy fun filled activities learning about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Cookies Now! - Pick up a "Jump Start" pack of cookies to start your cookie sales before your initial cookie delivery arrives. Available for Abilene, Fort Worth, and Lubbock areas. Learn more. View in Event Calendar.

Cookie Toolkit for Volunteers

NEW! Entire Troop Cookie Chair Manual 
(see sections -rainbow links- listed below)

NEW! Troop Cookie Chair Online Training

 Cookie Outstanding Balance Report

Troop Cookie Chair Service Description/Agreement

Other helpful links:

Volunteer Toolkit from ABC

Cookies FAQ

GS-TOP Council map

GS-TOP county list by areas

Staff Contact Information

Cookie Nutritional Facts

 

Events:  Troop Cookie Chair Training - Learn the mechanics of the Troop Cookie Chair position. From beginning to end we will give you tips to make this positon run smooth. Learn about SNAP, ABC Bakers web-based computer system and how it can help you manage your troop's cookie sale.

More information is available on the GSUSA cookie page.

Section A - Cookie Online Resources

Section B - New in 2014

Section C - Contact and Safety Information

Section D - Troop Cookie Chair Responsibilities & Checklist

Section E - Placing Your Initial Troop Cookie Order

Section F - COCO Cookie Mobile

Section G - Girl and Parent Meeting

Section H - Project Troop to Troop

Section I - Recognitions and Cookie Bucks

Section J - Working with Customers

Section K - Delivery Day

Section L - Handing Out Cookies/Delivery to Parents

Section M - Booth Scheduler

Section N - Booth Etiquette

Section O - Bee Award

Section P - Addtional Cookies & Planned Orders

Section Q - Depositing Money & Keeping Troop Proceeds

Section R - Cookie Sale Banking Instructions

Section S - Clean Up Sale

Section T - Frequently Asked Questions

Section U - Sample Forms

 


Download the Cookie Jar!

The Cookie Jar is the overall Cookie Program and Sale Information Packet. It contains important dates to remember for your area, where you can sell, how to sell, Cookie Bucks and recognition information, and much more! Choose your area below:

Abilene Area   |   Amarillo Area   |   Fort Worth Area   |   Lubbock Area   |   Wichita Falls Area


 

SAGE Mobile Payments for cookies

Troops can accept credit card payment using SAGE Mobile Payments.  Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will pay for the credit card processing fees for troops using SAGE Mobile for cookie sales; not data usage fees for individual phone service.  The cost per mobile payment device is $20.00. Learn more

 


Project Troop to Troop

Through Project Troop to Troop, customers sponsor packages of Girl Scout cookies that are sent by Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains to our men and women in uniform. In 2013, over 48,000 packages of cookies were delivered to service men and women stateside and overseas.

Offer customers the opportunity to purchase cookies for Project Troop to Troop in addition to their personal order. Or, if a customer says, “I am on a diet.” or “I can’t eat cookies because of a medical condition.”, be sure to tell them about Project Troop to Troop!

We have support materials such as posters, cards, etc. your troop can download and use in our Art Gallery. For more details about Project Troop to Troop, talk to your Troop Cookie Chair!

 

 


Staying Safe Is Our Priority

Girls and adults should review the Product Sale and Online Activity Checkpoints before participating in any money earning activity, as well as any materials regarding product sale safety from their council and the vendor. Girls should print out the  Internet Safety Pledge and sign it with a parent or guardian.

 

 


411 on Internet Marketing

Learn how to use online resources such as email, Facebook, and Twitter in a safe and fair manner. After reviewing the 411 on Internet Marketing, all members are required to sign and return the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge. Also, be sure to browse our Art Gallery which contains lots of great marketing materials and graphics!


COCO from ABC Bakers

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.

Log in to COCO here:  www.abcsmartcookies.com/goals/

New! COCOmobile is a FREE mobile app designed for girls – it lets them set and track Cookie Sale goals, take and manage orders, track recognitions and earned and track order payment an delivery status with the Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  Go to www.abcsmartcookies.com for more information.

Watch the COCOmobile tutorial video here

 

     

     


    Badges & Pins

    Cookie Sales PinFinancial Literacy Badges
    Girls can earn a different Financial Literacy Badge each year. (Daisies earn Financial Literacy “leaves.”)

    Cookie Business Badges

    Girls can earn a different Cookie Business Badge each year. (Daisies earn Cookie Business “leaves.”)

    Learn more about badges.

    All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which recognizes the "5 skills" learned and practiced during the sale. Girls can collect a different colored pin every year to recognize growth in these 5 skill areas. After she earns the pin, each girl should be able to discuss how she has earned it. Read more about the Cookie Activity Pin for Girl Scout Brownies to Ambassadors - English  | Spanish

    Girl Scouts can visit CoCo Cookie Command Center for an interactive learning experience!

     

     


    Diva Club Trips

    Girls who sell 1,200 packages or more will be invited to celebrate their success during a special trip with their area. The Diva Club trip/activity is a girl recognition. Parents are NOT included in the trip/activity. Chaperones are appointed by the council per Safety Activity Checkpoints guidelines.

    Abilene Area Girls who sell 1200 packages or more will be invited to celebrate their success with an overnight trip to San Antonio. Diva’s will spend a day visiting The Alamo and strolling the San Antonio River Walk. After a peaceful nights rest Diva’s will venture to Natural Bridge Caverns to travel through a half-mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. The Diva Trip will be April 12 and 13, 2014.

    Amarillo Area On May 3, 2014, girls that sell 1200 or more packages of cookies will be invited to participate in an overnight camp-in program at The Explora Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Girls will spend the night in the museum and explore the 250 hands-on science, technology, and art exhibit activities. We will also visit the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science during the day, where there are life-size dinosaurs exhibited. Then on Sunday, the girls will return home.

    Fort Worth Area Brownies through Ambassadors who sell 1200 packages or more will be invited to celebrate her success with an overnight trip to San Antonio. The girls will have a fun-filled trip exploring the San Antonio Zoo, one of the nation’s top 10 zoos with special program activities. Girls will earn a “Roars and Snores” patch while participating in animal related activities, meeting animal ambassadors and touring the zoo after hours. We will spend the night at the zoo. The Diva Trip will be May 3 and 4, 2014.

    Daisies who sell 1200 packages or more will be invited to Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Girls will have a fun-filled morning visiting the museum doing hands-on activities in the Innovation Studios, Omni showing and Laser Light/planetarium on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

    Lubbock Area - On May 3, 2014, girls that sell 1200 or more packages of cookies will be invited to participate in the Dallas/Fort Worth Mystery Adventure Trip. The girls will travel to Dallas/Fort Worth and experience fun and learning at several different venues. We will visit the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum. More than 150 interactive exhibits are in place including a 500-linear-foot trail, adventure bridge, 30-foot tree snag, canopy walk, 9100-square-foot Exploration Center, plant lab, solvable CSI mysteries, soil lab, the fascinating Omni Globe and so much more. Who knows what other adventures we might take! We will stay overnight and head back to Lubbock on Sunday.

    Wichita Falls Area - Girls who sell 1200 packages or more will be invited to celebrate their success with an overnight trip to San Antonio. Diva’s will spend a day visiting The Alamo and strolling the San Antonio River Walk. After a peaceful nights rest Diva’s will venture to Natural Bridge Caverns to travel through a half-mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. The Diva Trip will be April 12 and 13, 2014..

     


    Cookie Bucks

    Cookie Bucks can be used towards camp, activities, and items at GS-TOP shops.

    Using STANDARD
    Cookie Bucks Rate:

    115 packages = $10
    175 packages = $20
    260 packages = $30
    335 packages = $40
    425 packages = $50
    600 packages = $70
    800 packages = $100
    975 packages = $125
    1,200 packages = $150
    1,500 packages = $200

    Using Cookie Bucks for
    RESIDENT Camp:

    125 packages = 1 day of resident camp
    250 packages = 2 days of resident camp
    375 packages = 3 days of resident camp
    500 packages = 4 days of resident camp
    625 packages = 5 days of resident camp
    750 packages = 6 days of resident camp
    1625 packages = 13 days of resident camp


    Using Cookie Bucks for
    HIGH ADVENTURE Trips:

    200 packages = 1 day
    400 packages = 2 days
    600 packages = 3 days
    800 packages = 4 days
    1000 packages = 5 days
    1200 packages = 6 days

    Use this formula to determine your balance:
    Session Fee divided by Number of Days in Session = $ Cost per Day of Camp.

    For example, a $300, six day session would be $50 per day. If you apply 500 packages of cookies toward that camp session, you would owe two days, or $100.
     

    Sister Cookie Bucks Transfer
    If sisters are registered Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and have participated in the 2013 cookie sale, a one-time transfer of any number of cookie packages from one sister to another can be made.

    For more information about using Cookie Bucks, please contact the Product Sales Staff in your area.