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For Cookie Volunteers

Without dedicated volunteers like you, our girls would not have the opportunity to take the skills learned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program and turn them into a lifetime of leadership! In support of you and all you do, we have provided you with the scoop—the Cookie Scoop—to guide you through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

Think of the Cookie Scoop as your encyclopedia to Cookie Program volunteering: it’s here when you need it, but there’s no need to read it all today. Get started by browsing through these sections: 

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2021 Important Dates
December 4 First Cookie Merchandise Order Deadline
January 1 Cookie Go Day!
January 8 Second Cookie Merchandise Order Deadline
January 15-22 Cookie Booth Sign-Up
January 18 Deadline for Adding a Girl Into Smart Cookies
January 20 Girl Initial Orders Due to the Troop Cookie Chair
January 22 Deadline to Submit Troop Initial Order to Service Unit
January 29 Smart Cookies second round of booth sign-ups (remains open throughout the sale).
February 5 Third Cookie Merchandise Order Deadline
Feburary 11-18 Pick Up Initial Order Cookies From Service Unit Cookie Chair
February 12 Direct Sales Begin
February 19-21 Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
March 5 Fourth Cookie Merchandise Order Deadline
March 10 Troop Deposits for Initial Orders Due
March 11 Last Day to Submit Changes for First ACH
March 17 First 20% ACH Withdrawal by GSMH from Troop Accounts
March 29 All Money Due to Troop
March 29 Last Day to Submit Changes for Second ACH
April 2 Second 30% ACH Withdrawal from Troop Account
April 11 Direct Sales End
April 11-30 Extended Sale
April 14 Troop recognition order due
April 14 Online paperwork due (ex: Troop Bonus Form)
April 16 40% ACH Withdrawal from Troop Account
April 16 Service Unit recognition order due
April 26 Last day to submit changes for final ACH withdrawal
April 30 Remaining balance owed (additional ACH withdrawal added to collect remaining funds)
Month of May Follow up with ACH Debit and Credits for Extended Sale
COVID-19 Guidelines

Safety is our top priority and guidance surrounding COVID-19 has been provided. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) will modify this guidance, from time to time as circumstances change.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change as infection rates rise and fall in different areas. There may be regional differences or developments since this guidance was published. Continue to follow local, state, and national directives. Discuss plans with families. 

Below is the COVID-19 guidance released by GSMH:

Questions? Contact us

Cookie Program Forms
Additional Resources

Count It Up Activity
Use this to help your girls prepare for counting at Cookie Booths.

Troop Cookie Booth Link Tips.
Use this to help you master cookie booth links! 

Planned Order FAQs
Find your answers to all your questions about planned orders!

2021 Girl Recognition Levels
All the fun rewards your girls can earn this year.

2021 Cookie Program Recognition FAQs
Find your answers to all your questions about this year's recognitions. 

2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program Family FAQs
For all Girl Scout families to answer frequently asked questions about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program "New This Year" FAQs for Volunteers
Find all your answers about all things new this year! 

Mini Order Card - 2021 Cookie Program
Girls can print off this mini order card as an additional resource for the 2021 Cookie Program. This is password protected; for the password, please contact your troop cookie chair.

Cookie Inventory Weekly Tracking Form
Form to track troop's weekly inventory.

Cookie Booth Tracking Worksheet
Track your cookies with this worksheet during your cookie booths. 

Cookie Booth Etiquette for Girls
Etiquette contract and form for Girl Scout girls. 

Cookie Booth Etiquette for Girl Scout Volunteers
Etiquette contract and form for Girl Scout volunteers.

Virtual Cookie Booth Guide 
Use this to step-by-step guide to help your girls run their Virtual Cookie Booths.

ABC Bakers Allergens Guide
Use this to help answer any questions about food allergens. 

Digital Marketing Tips for Cookie Entrepreneurs and Families
Follow these four steps as you run your cookie business, and take your marketing efforts to the next level.

Contactless Cookie Tip Sheet
Tips for socially-distant cookie sales.

Cookie Elevator Speech
Use this to help your girls with their cookie pitch.

ABC Bakers Door Hanger
Girls can print off this door hanger from ABC Bakers as an additional resource for the 2021 Cookie Program.

Online Cookie Badge Tip Sheets
Use this to help your girls earn online cookie badges this cookie season. Select your age level below!
Daisies | Brownies | Juniors | Cadettes | Seniors | Ambassadors

Managing the Troop Direct Ship Social Link
Steps to manage the distribution of cookie sales that come from Troop Direct Ship Links. 

Access to Smart Cookies

To access Smart Cookies, please click the image below.

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Social Media Toolkit

Girl Scout Cookie Season looks a bit different this year. Between weather and COVID-19, Girl Scouts have used their creativity to provide communities with cookies and their troops with more opportunities. We put together a new resource for you, our Girl Scouts, to use during your digital cookie business adventures!

Help us spread the word by any (or all) of the ways below!

  • Post on your own social media with the assets in the toolkit.
  • Use the toolkit to post in community groups on Facebook.
  • Share GSMH social media posts with the message.
  • Engage with GSMH social media posts with the message—more likes and comments mean more views!

The Toolkit Includes:

  • 2 social media graphics (Save and use in your posts!)
  • 3 Post Options (Just copy and paste!)
  • Emoji options and ideas: 🎉 💚 👍 😍😋
  • Use the following link or your troop link to share and support the Girl Scout Cookie Program! http://bit.ly/SupportGSCookies 

Social Media Posts

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time! 🎉 You may not see us outside of local businesses or at your doors—but my Girl Scouts are ready to supply you with your cookie fix. Seek out Troop (insert troop #) online, support us by purchasing cookies, and strengthen us by considering buying (or donating!) an extra box. You can help us reach our goals! (insert troop link here)

Girls Scouts aren’t letting anything stand in the way of reaching their goals – or getting you Girl Scout Cookies! 😋 Support Girl Scouts and help them reach their goals by ordering here (insert troop link here) 

As Girl Scouts mask up and face the uncertainties of today’s world—don’t just help Girl Scouts—seek, support, and strengthen them. 💚 Support and strengthen your local Girl Scouts today! http://bit.ly/SupportGSCookies

Social Media Graphics

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The Cookie Scoop

In support of you and all that you do, we have provided you with the scoop—the Cookie Scoop—to guide you through the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. 




Need some help getting started? Check out all the amazing resources that make it easier to guide your troop through the Cookie Program. You can also check out The Cookie Scoop, which provides volunteers with all the information needed to help their troop be successful during the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program.