The announcement that the cookie program will be extended through March 21 has been met with enthusiasm. Girl entrepreneurs and our supportive volunteers are continuing to rise above every challenge with innovative and creative solutions making this a great Girl Scout Cookie Program!
Hometown Hero Booth Focus
Generous Coloradans are happy to support your Hometown Hero, so be sure to ask customers to buy cookies to donate! Make a poster with images and facts about your Hometown Hero. When people walk by your booth ask, “Would you like to purchase Girl Scout Cookies for our Hometown Hero?” Tell them how many donated packages you want to collect, explain more about your HTH, and be ready to talk about why they matter to you! Hometown Heroes should be listed in eBudde and cookies should be delivered by the troop as soon as possible after the Cookie Program ends. Troops can pull additional cookies to fill Hometown Hero orders or use any remaining inventory at the end of the program for these donated.
Cookie Cupboard News
New Incentive for Troops and Juliettes – Select Cookie Cupboards around the state hid golden, silver, and bronze tickets in cases of cookies over the weekend. Three troops have already found winning tickets and there are plenty more!
Troops that find tickets in their cupboard orders will receive additional proceeds. Juliettes will receive Cookie Credits.
- Golden Tickets– $100 troop proceeds
- Silver Tickets– $50 troop proceeds
- Bronze Tickets– $25 troop proceeds
To redeem a golden, silver, or bronze ticket, troop volunteers or Juliette caregivers need to:
- Scan the QR code on the ticket.
- Complete the form.
- Upload a photo of themselves with the case of cookies and the winning ticket.
Friday, March 26 is the deadline to submit the form to redeem the winning tickets found at cupboards. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
Cookie Cupboard Order 72 hour Hold Requirement Lifted
Many Cookie Cupboards across the state have agreed to stay open for two more weeks and Cookie Cupboards are no longer required to adhere to the 72-hour lead time. It’s the cupboard manager’s decision to have either no wait, a 24 hour wait, or continue with a 72 hour wait, depending on what works best for their workflow and availability.
- Be sure to refer to each cupboard notes section in eBudde to see what their lead time requirements are and their cupboard hours of availability.
- Cupboards will still require volunteers to choose a pick-up time. Doing so is the best way to manage the number of people picking up orders from a cupboard at a time and adhere to safety guidelines.
- People picking up cookies from cupboards need an eBudde password.
Booth Updates and Inventory Management
Dates for My Sales booths have been extended in eBudde to March 21. Parents/caregivers should submit requests for My Sales booth site approvals though their troop cookie manager. Make sure that the location name and address is complete and correct. It makes it easier for customers to find!
Look for additional Council booth locations this week too!
Digital Cookie – Parents/caregivers can turn off varieties of cookies that they don’t have on hand. Go to the Digital Cookie “Parent Inventory Tab” tip sheet for more information.
Allocate Cookies in eBudde – If you haven’t started already, now is the time for TCMs to allocate cookies to girls and continue to do so until the end of the program.
This year, there is the troop link that also has to be zero at the end of the program. When the program closes, there cannot be any sales on the troop “faux girl” or troop URL. Cookies sold through the troop URL (shipped and donated AND cookie booth sales) have to be allocated to selling girls in the troop.
- “How-to” videos will post to the GSCO Facebook page/videos and YouTube channel by Friday, March 5. The demo videos will walk you through the steps on how to allocate all cookies.
- TCMs can also check-in with their service unit cookie manager for support.
2021 Service Unit Incentive
Service units will receive an incentive of $.01 (penny) per package sold, if the number of packages sold in 2021 is 3% (or more) over the number of packages sold in 2020.
If the number of packages sold in 2021 is 6% more than the number of packages sold last year, service units will receive $.02 per package. Note: These incentives are not cumulative.
Service Units need to submit a current ACH form for the service unit bank account in order to receive the incentive deposit.
- If you completed the ACH form with your Annual SU report in 2020, it covers you for the 2021 Cookie Program incentive.
- If you don’t have a SU bank account, please set one up. Submit an ACH authorization before March 21. Click here for ACH authorization link.
Reminders about Special Cookie Patches- Deadlines Extended
Colorado Girl Scouts can earn a FREE Pandemic Perseverance patch. Take a photo showcasing how you’re persevering to reach your cookie goal. This can be a photo of you working on your Digital Cookie website, hosting a virtual cookie booth, dropping off cookies on a friend or family member’s doorstep, etc. Complete this online form no later than Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number.
To commemorate the introduction of the girl delivery option, girls will earn a custom “Porch Pixie” patch when they make their first contactless delivery to a customer! Take a photo of yourself dropping off cookies on a friend or family member’s doorstep, etc., then complete this online form no later than Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Be sure to include your goals, Hometown Hero, and troop number.
These patches are only available to Colorado Girl Scouts.
Revised Cookie Program Dates
March 7 – Grubhub booths end
March 21 – Cookie Program ends
March 21-24 – Cookie Program closeout
March 22 – Deadline to select and submit ALL girl rewards in eBudde.
March 22 – Final troop data due at 11:59 p.m. Allocate ALL cookies to girls in eBudde.
March 24 – Final SU submissions on ALL girl rewards in eBudde.
March 24 – Last day to pick up Hometown Hero (HTH) cookies from a cupboard.
March 26 – Deadline to submit a Money Problem Report. Form closes at 8 p.m.
March 26 – Deadline to submit form to redeem golden, silver, bronze tickets found at cupboards.
March 31 – ACH debit occurs for total amount owed to council.
First week of May – Cookie Credits mailed to girls.
May – Rewards shipped to SUCM.
Blackout dates concerning troop/group money-earning activities outside of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, will remain the same as originally stated (Jan. 31-March 17).
Any troop/group money earning activities planned for after March 17 will not be in conflict.