Cookie Go Day is fast approaching! In this edition, learn about the different types of cookie cupboards, a fun cookie photo shoot opportunity, and get some encouragement from our CEO!
In this edition:
For Service Unit Cookie Managers:
Girl Scout Cookie Championship
Food Network and Girl Scouts of the USA are teaming up to bring television viewers a four-part series, Girl Scout Cookie Championship! It premieres on Food Network Monday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m. (CST), and airs the three following Mondays (February 10, 17, 24).
On the show, professional bakers will transform Girl Scout Cookies into delicious desserts. The show focuses on Girl Scout programming and is hosted by Girl Scout alum Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother). Check out this watch party toolkit for tips on hosting viewing parties, sparking excitement on social media, and more.
Girl Scout Photo Shoot Opportunity
Has your troop been working hard to get ready for the 2020 Cookie Program? Are you ready to show off the skills you’ve been practicing?
We are looking for a group of Girl Scouts to represent Girl Scouts River Valleys Cookie Program in promotional photos! The photos will be used in Girl Scouts River Valleys communications, advertising, and print materials in upcoming years.
We’re hosting the photo shoot at the Brooklyn Center Service Center on March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If your troop can show that Girl Scouts is for girls, by girls, all girls, feel free to apply by filling out the application by February 10.
Council Cookie Cupboards
Council cookie cupboards will be open on Go Day, February 15. All troops can use any of the 10 council cookie cupboards, but some cupboards will require a planned order in Smart Cookies by a specified deadline. All the information you need about your cupboard can be found on the cookie cupboards page.
Council Planned Order Cookie Cupboards
Placing planned orders helps Girl Scouts River Valleys to know which types and how many cookies are needed at these cupboard locations. Planned orders can also help you set up a schedule with the families in your troop, so you aren’t getting inventory requests all week. Learn more about council planned order cupboards or check out cookie cupboard frequently asked questions.
Council On-Demand Cookie Cupboards
If you missed a planned order deadline or had something else come up and you need more cookies, don’t worry, we have on-demand cookie cupboards! At these locations, you can place your order with cupboard staff upon arrival. Be sure to check the Council Cupboard Map-Locations, Hours, & Inventory section located on the Cookie Cupboards page for cookie inventory alerts.
Regional/Regional Express Cookie Cupboards
If your troop uses a regional or regional express cookie cupboard, check the Smart Cookies dashboard message for cupboard hours. Not all locations may be open on Cookie Go Day weekend. The dashboard also features the contact information for the cupboard manager. The dashboard will be updated prior to Cookie Go Day. Each troop contact in Smart Cookies will also receive an email with the cupboard contact, location, and hours of operation. If you need cookies on Go Day weekend, connect with that volunteer before the first planned order deadline on February 17.
A Cookie Message from Our CEO
In case you were wondering, Girl Scouts River Valleys’ CEO Tish Bolger is just as excited for cookie season as you! Check out her video for a good reminder of what cookie season is all about!
Smart Cookies Girl Access
On Monday, February 3, ABC Bakers will send an email to families with a Smart Cookies girl link. Girls can use this link to set up their pages, create contact lists, and get ready for Go Day. To confirm which email addresses the links will be sent, view the Troop Roster page under the My Troop tab.
Reminder: Girls will not be able to send out emails and sell until Go Day, February 15.
Smart Cookies: Bank Accounts
Girl Scouts River Valleys has rolled over troop bank account information from last year’s Smart Cookies accounts. Remind troops to check that the correct account number has been uploaded for their troop. If their account has changed since last year or if they are a new troop, please have them enter their account and routing numbers.
Smart Cookie Guides for Families
Use these step-by-step tutorials to guide you and your girl through setting up the Smart Cookies account, managing cookie orders, sharing your sale with customers, and more.
Service Unit Bonus
2020 service unit bonus goals were emailed to service unit cookie managers and service unit managers earlier this week. To be eligible to earn the bonus, your service unit must: