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Smart Cookie: All the Girl Scout Cookie Program news you need this week

Girl Scouts of Colorado Smart Cookie

King Soopers/City Market booths are back!King Soopers/City Market has agreed to host Girl Scouts Cookie booths at their locations statewide for the 2022 Cookie Program. We are holding a special booth round today from 6 – 11:59 p.m.  To load the booths into the system, we will suspend booth selections beginning at 12 p.m. today. We are asking all troops to be fair and select no more than five King Soopers booths during this round. Once Monday’s booth round ends at 11:59 p.m., we will pull a list of booths selected. Any troop that has selected more than five King Soopers booth slots will have that number reduced to five by council with no say as to which booths are released. Please remember to be a sister to every Girl Scout and select no more than five King Soopers booths.

Once the booths selections have been vetted on Tuesday morning, round five (with a total of 105 booths allowed per troop) will begin again at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8. At that time, troops may choose available King Soopers booth slots along with any other available slots. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your SUCM.

Update on Girl Scout S’mores Cookies

Our baker, Little Brownie Bakers (LBB), has informed us that as of Friday, Feb. 4, shipped orders for S’mores will be unavailable in the Digital Cookie platform. While we hope that there will not be additional challenges this season, we will continue to do our best to mitigate the impact on our girls and troops. We will provide updates as needed. We ask that you continue to help spread the word that  many other flavors are available and to check with their local Girl Scout.


Thank you to all Delivery Day volunteers!

Girl Scouts around the state kicked-off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program with spirit! Girls went door-to-door with cookie wagons, delivered Digital Cookie orders “Porch Pixie” style, and greeted lots of enthusiastic customers as they worked their cookie booths! On Saturday, hundreds of volunteers pitched in across the state for Cookie Delivery Day to load millions of packages of cookies into Girl Scout volunteers’ cars. “I love seeing all the cookies and it gets me so excited to start selling,” says Girl Scout Myla. Our Girl Scout Media Stars did an amazing job talking about this cookie season with  media around the state. Thanks to all the girls who shone in the spotlight! Check out some of the interviews and articles here:

  1. Juliette a Girl Scout Cadette from Parker interviewed with Fox31 and Channel 2 to share that through the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a way to become an entrepreneur and the funds help her troop fuel their Girl Scout adventures.

  2. Diya a Cadette from Longmont interviewed with CBS4 to kick off cookie season and talk about the new cookie joining the lineup this year, the Adventurefuls.

  3. Bianca a Cadette from Denver interviewed with Life on Capitol Hill and Washington Park Profile and shares what she plans to do with her cookie sales this year.

Want to share your Girl Scout story with the media, including TV stations, newspapers, and radio stations in your area? Be sure to reach out to GSCO Public Relations Manager Hannah Gutkind  at Hannah.Gutkind@gscolorado.org before contacting the media. She can help you (and your girls) get ready to really shine in interviews about cookies, Highest Awards projects, and more!


Cookie Cupboards UpdateCupboards across the state will begin to open on Friday, Feb. 11, rather than Wednesday, Feb. 9, as previously communicated in Cookie Program training. Thank you for your patience! Days and hours of operation for each cupboard may vary due to the type of cupboard and location. Check eBudde for the latest information. Place all orders to pick up from a cupboard through the Transactions tab in eBudde, 72 hours prior to your intended pickup time.


2022 Cookie Program contests

Best Cookie Video

Digital Cookie opened on Thursday, Jan. 13, and many Girl Scouts customized their Digital Cookie sites with their own cookie video, sharing their personal and troop goals. Girl Scouts can enter the GSCO “Best Cookie Video Contest” by emailing their video, along with a brief story, and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Manager Hannah Gutkind, at hannah.gutkind@gscolorado.org. If the video is too large to send via email, you can send a Dropbox or Google Drive link.

All entries must be received by 9 a.m. Feb. 15. After your video is received, it will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube channel. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by 9 a.m. Feb. 24 wins!

Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

  1. First Prize: 200 Cookie Credits

  2. Second Prize: 100 Cookie Credits

  3. Third Prize: 50 Cookie Credits

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent/caregiver help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be produced by the girl. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

Bling Your Booth is BACK!

The “Bling Your Booth” Challenge is back! You could win up to $200 in Cookie Credits! Here’s how to bling your booth:

  1. Pick a theme, like camp, sci-fi, sparkle fest, you decide!  Here are a few questions to help you start brainstorming:

  2. What colors do you like?

  3. Your favorite thing (or animal, game, song, activity) is_________?

  4. What are your or your troops’ Cookie Program goals?

  5. Choose a theme and add things to the booth that say, “Wow!

  6. Most importantly: Have fun creating a booth that is uniquely you!

How to qualify for the Bling Your Booth contest:

  1. Take a photo of your troop in action at your booth.

  2. Post it to the GSCO Facebook page. For your entry to be counted, you must include #BlingYourBooth. Be sure to share your troop number and cookie goal as well. You can also share your photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag us using @GSColo. However, only photos submitted on Facebook will be entered in the contest

  3. Submit your entry by Feb. 25.

  4. All entries will then be uploaded to our Facebook page and be part of the album #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2022.

  5. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

  6. First Prize: $200 in Cookie Credits

  7. Second Prize: $100 in Cookie Credits

  8. Third Prize: $50 in Cookie Credits

Remember, girls need to be 13 or older to upload their own entry. If they are younger than 13, that’s OK! A volunteer, parent, or caregiver can help. If you have questions, please email Hannah Gutkind, Girl Scouts of Colorado public relations manager, at Hannah.Gutkind@gscolorado.org.

Be prepared for your next cookie boothNew to Girl Scouts and not sure how to set up your cookie booth or what to bring? Planning a drive-thru booth?  Check out the new Booth Guide and the mini guides on the GSCO Cookie Resources page!

If your troop/Girl Scouts have planned My Sales booth sites, make sure they have been approved by the service unit cookie manager at least 48 hours prior to the booth. My Sales booths in front of residences and virtual booths do not need to be added to eBudde.

Booth Sales Patch

New this year! Girl Scouts who sell cookies at booths can earn an adorable koala 2022 Booth Sale patch! No need to fill out a form to receive the patch. However, troop cookie managers must allocate booth cookie sales by using the booth recorder in eBudde, in order for Girl Scouts get the patch.


Cookie Customer QuestionsWhile your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they get asked about Girl Scouts and might even meet someone who wants to become a Girl Scout. Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and make the world a better place. Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheet to prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.


Update your Digital Cookie app

Please update your Digital Cookie app on your phones! Download the updated version from the App store or Google Play. Be sure to share this information with your families who are using the app.


Posting Digital Cookie link onlineGirl Scouts can use the internet and public and private social media sites to share their Digital Cookie online storefront link, as well as their story, and experience. Online activities should remain girl led with adult supervision and guidance. Caregivers should be involved in all decisions about where to post and to whom cookies can be delivered and follow all safety guidelines. Digital Cookie/DOC links should not be posted on resale sites, for example: eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, as they are high buy and trade retail environments that pose a safety risk to girls.

All online cookie sales must go through Digital Cookie/DOC site. Girl Scouts and their caregivers should continue to follow safety guidance outlined in the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge, Digital Cookie Pledge, Supplemental Safety Tips for Online Marketing and Girl Scouts’ Safety Activity Checkpoints. Links to all of these resources are in Digital Cookie. See Cookie Program Policies and Procedures in the TCM and Family Guide.


Earn Special Cookie Program PatchesFor the 2022 Cookie Program, there is a special Walkabout patch to commemorate Girl Scout “walkabouts,” Girl Scouts going door-to-door in their communities with cookies in hand. Returning this year:

  1. Virtual Cookie Booth Patch

  2. Porch Pixie Patch

  3. Booth Sales Patch

Read more about the steps to earn each patch, the deadlines for submitting forms and photos, and also access the links to forms on the GSCO blogLEARN MORE


Cookie Program proceedsPlease remember troop members share in the proceeds from a successful product program; proceeds aren’t distributed to individual girl members. Girls are eligible for rewards and Cookie Credits that they put toward council-sponsored camps, programs, and items in the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

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