See below for information on how to turn your Cookie Credits into an online shop code, an update on when girl rewards will ship, and upcoming finance deadlines.
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For Service Unit Cookie Managers:
Turn Your Cookie Credits Into an Online Shop Code
We are excited to announce that girls are now able to convert their Cookie Credits into an online Cookie Credit code! This code can be used on GirlScoutShop.com, and you can convert as little as $5. Cookie Credits converted into an online Cookie Credit code can only be used at GirlScoutShop.com and cannot be converted back to physical Cookie Credits.
Here’s how you convert your Cookie Credits:
- Complete the Online Cookie Credit Request Form.
- Watch for an email with directions on how to mail the credits to Girl Scouts River Valleys.
- Mail the credits as directed.
- Receive the email with your Cookie Credit code.
- Check out the online shop for all the fun things available for purchase!
If you would like to convert additional Cookie Credits, you may submit additional Online Cookie Credit Code requests.
Our Dream Team event looked a little different this year, but we still had so much fun celebrating our top sellers! There were 265 girls on the Dream Team, and girls had to sell 2,500+ packages to be a top 10 seller. Here are the girls who reached the top 10 this season:
Girl Rewards Shipment Update
Did you know the girl rewards ship from a warehouse in Michigan for all ABC Bakers councils? Unfortunately, the stay-at-home order for the state of Michigan has affected the reward shipments. The original timeframe was the week of May 25. The new timeframe for service units to receive rewards will likely be in mid-to-late June. We know girls are looking forward to receiving these rewards to wrap up the cookie season. Watch for updates on the new timeline in a future edition of The Cookie Press.
The Product Program Advisory Committee (PPAC) is accepting new members! This group provides feedback to the product program team and supports and promotes both the Snacks & Magazines sale and the Cookie Program. To learn more, review the application. Applications are open until June 1.
Upcoming Finance Deadlines
The final ACH (automated clearing house; a.k.a. when the money is withdrawn from the troop account) is May 29. The Finance/Inventory Issue Form is due by May 31 for issues such as returned checks, bank fees due to high deposit activity, counterfeit money, and credit card charge backs/refunds). See the May 8 edition of The Cookie Press for details.
Girl Rewards Shipment Update
Last week, you were notified that service units would receive the girl rewards in early June. ABC Bakers has now reported that the shipments will likely be pushed back to mid-or-late June. Watch for updates to this timeline, along with tips on how to distribute to troops in future editions of The Cookie Press.