The cookie program wrap-up continues! We will keep you in the loop with updates through the coming weeks. Thanks for sticking with us as we enter the home stretch.
In this edition:
For Service Unit Cookie Managers:
Finance/Inventory Issue Forms due tomorrow
Finance/Inventory Issue Forms are due tomorrow, May 15.
Examples of why you would need to complete this form:
- Unable to donate your troop’s unsold cookies by June 1
- Have families that owe the troop money
- Troop Cookie Manager or Troop Leader has an outstanding balance with the troop
By completing this form, we can adjust your troop ACH to account for these issues.
If we receive the issue forms after May 15, please note that:
- Adjustments cannot happen for the final ACH
- Processing won’t occur until after the final ACH
- Any refunds owed back to troops will process via ACH at a separate time.
For other issues (returned checks, bank fees due to high deposit activity, counterfeit money, and credit card charge backs/refunds), the form is due by May 31.
Product Program Advisory Committee Applications
The Product Program Advisory Committee (PPAC) is accepting new members! This group provides feedback to the Product Program Team, plus supports and promotes both the Snacks & Magazines and Cookie Programs. To learn more, review the application. Applications are open until June 1.
Cookie Pro Update
With the cancellation of the G.I.R.L. 2020 event in Orlando, Girl Scouts of the USA has also announced the cancellation of 2020 national Cookie Pro contest. Girls that entered the contest received an email with the updated information.
Important Finance Deadlines
The final ACH (automated clearing house; a.k.a. when the money is withdrawn from the troop account) is May 29. Finance/Inventory Issue Form are due by tomorrow, May 15. See last week’s edition of The Cookie Press for details.
Girl Reward Shipment Update
Did you know the girl rewards ship from a warehouse in Michigan for all ABC Bakers councils?
The stay-at-home order for the state of Michigan has affected the girl reward shipment. The original time frame was the week of May 25. The new time frame to receive the rewards will likely be early June. Watch for updates on the new timeline in a future edition of The Cookie Press.