Walmart says yes to Council Booths for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Staff and volunteers are making the ask of store managers and getting approval for cookie booth locations.
GSCO staff has been working with King Soopers/City Market and Safeway stores statewide as well, to secure Council Booth locations and dates. Follow-up communications from stores are expected next week.
GSCO is also excited about new Council Booth partnerships, such as GNC stores and others, that have stepped forward in support of Girl Scouts!
In previous years, most of our Council Booth locations were secured in January. This year is no different. Communications about booths begin in November and December, but usually our council partner locations ask that we check back with them right after the holidays – and that’s exactly what’s happening now!
As Council Booth locations are secured and confirmed, they will be entered into eBudde and ready to roll for booth selections the week of January 25.
My Sales Booths
Many local business owners are willing to partner with Girl Scouts and offer space for booths. They want to support girls throughout the cookie season!
Some troops have already secured My Sales booth locations and those locations have been entered and approved in eBudde. If you’re not sure how to make the request for a My Sales Booth and get it approved, talk with your service unit cookie manager (SUCM).
Be creative! Volunteers and parents know which businesses are popular in their communities and/or which locations have been successful booth sites in previous years. Make the ask for My Sales booth locations of those business owners first.
Also, consider which businesses are in areas that get lots of foot traffic, and that have a sizeable space in front of the business and/or a good-sized parking lot. If the location is closed on the weekend, but has great visibility and a large parking lot, ask the business owner if you could set-up a drive-thru booth, and have enough girls, volunteers and signs to direct customers to the cookie booth – similar to a community group car wash set up.
Here’s some suggested My Sales booth locations:
- Outside favorite restaurants and local shops
- Parks and playgrounds
- School/college parking lots
- Places of worship parking lots
- Business parking lots closed on weekend days (i.e., banks, dentist office)
Show your Girl Scout Spirit in your community!
Cookie booths are run by troops, Juliettes, volunteers, and families. In support of their efforts, GSCO created a Booth Guide that’s perfect for first cookie season girls and adults, and mini break-out guides and tip sheets perfect for all. The guide includes general information about types of booths, what to bring to a booth, as well as detailed safety guidelines and set-up diagrams and other tips and information, to help make every cookie booth a success!
Check out the complete booth guide, mini guides, and tip sheets on the GSCO website Cookie Resources page or click the links below. There are also links to additional booth resources on the resources page, such as booth signs, a menu board, and goal tracker – along with promotional materials from Little Brownie Baker to make the cookie booths look sharp!
Complete Booth Guide
Drive-thru Booth Mini Guide
Booth Safety and Etiquette Mini Guide
DIY Tabletop Shield
Council Booth Selection Starts Monday, January 25
Mark your calendars and get your cookie team poised to make your selections!
If this is your first-time doing booth selections and you have questions or need assistance, contact your service unit cookie manager (SUCM).
January 25 Round One Booth selection (6 -11:59 p.m.) – pick one booth
January 26 Round Two Booth selection (6 -11:59 p.m.) – pick two booths
January 27 Round Three Booth selection (6 -11:59 p.m.) – pick three booths
January 28 Round Four Booth selection (6 -11:59 p.m.) – pick four booths
January 29 Round Five Booth selection (6 p.m.) – limit 100 total booths until Feb 8
Have questions or need additional support? We’ve got YOU!
Join the Product Program Specialist team for open discussions on different topics every Wednesday at noon or at 6 p.m.
No need to register, just click the link and join the team to talk about all things cookie!
We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.