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National Cookie Link Launches February 1

This year, GSUSA is running a national campaign to encourage and support the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program by creating a national cookie link, or URL. Customers can enter their zip code and search the Cookie Finder to find a troop in their area that is selling cookies!

NOTE: Customers will have ONLY the options to place an order for shipped or donated when they select a troop URL through the Cookie Finder. TCMs will be responsible equally dividing the troop link cookie sales amongst the girls in the troop.

In order for troops to participate in the national campaign, the troop URL must be activated in Digital Cookie.

Once the troop URL link is activated, it will appear in the Cookie Finder on February 1.

For more detailed information and steps to activate link, check out these Digital Cookie Tip Sheets:

Troop Direct Ship Link

Troop Link Enabling Delivery

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 was at the can send in her story here.

How to Navigate Digital Cookie Mobile App – Resources for Support

If you’re a new troop cookie manager for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program or you’re new to Girl Scouts, you may not yet be familiar with Digital Cookie, an online platform for girls to sell cookies and accept debit/credit card payments when selling cookies door-to-door or at cookie booths.

There are lots of resources available to new cookie volunteers and Girl Scout families!

New Digital Cookie tip sheets have been added to the Cookie Resources page. Click on the links below to view and download.

Troop volunteers can easily send tips sheets to parents/caregivers too!

New Digital Cookie Mobile App Mini Guide and Tip Sheet

See how to navigate all the features in the Digital Cookie App, step-by-step!

DOC Mobile App – 101 Mini Guide

Mobile App – View or Approve Orders

Pro Tip: Set up your girl’s Digital Cookie storefront first, then download the app.

Additional Resources:

For Troop Cookie Managers/Cookie Helper Volunteers

Does your troop want to participate in the GSUSA National Cookie Link campaign and add the troop URL to the Cookie Finder? Customers who search the Cookie Finder will be shown the URL of a troop in their area to order shipped or donated cookies!

Troop Direct Ship Link

Want to enable your troop URL for girl delivery/booth use instead?

Troop Link Enabling Delivery

Cover the basics with these tip sheets:

Troop Leader Order Received-shipped or donated

Troop Leader Order Received-delivery_ship or donate

Troop Dashboard

For Parents/Caregivers/Girls

Does your Girl Scout still need to set up her Digital Cookie site? Check out these tips for helping her get started and customize her site.

Site registration – Girls under 13

Site Registration – Girls 13 and older

Photo – Video Upload

For Troubleshooting Log In

What to do if you didn’t get a registration email

Forgot Password or Password Reset

Unlock Account

How-To Videos:

If you missed any of the Digital Cookie training that posted after the January 17 launch date, you can click on a link below and go directly to the video!

Digital Cookie 101 video – for Parents/Caregivers and TCMs

YouTube: https://youtu.be/2Wd_Ga0Dg4U

Navigating Digital Cookie – For Troop Cookie Volunteers (TCMs and helpers) – Recorded live webinar

YouTube: https://youtu.be/WUaN83-yRPc

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlscoutsofcolorado/videos/457511312293275/

Navigating Digital Cookie – For Parents/Caregivers

YouTube: https://youtu.be/q2V1ib7097U

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlscoutsofcolorado/videos/907963476640794/

Have questions or need assistance? Contact Girl Scouts of Colorado customer care at inquiry@gscolorado.org or call (877)-404-5708.

Look for more updates to come on the GSCO Blog and website, and Facebook page.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Smart Cookie: January 25, 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we are ready to launch on Sunday, January 31.

This Smart Cookie email is delivered to all troop cookie managers each week during the program. Our goal is to provide you with quick and easy tips and reminders to guide you through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is powered by girls – but they couldn’t do it without you! If you know someone who should have received this but didn’t please send them this link to be added to the list. (Also, if you prefer not to receive this weekly email, use the link to let us know to remove you from the list.)

Saturday, January 30 is Marin Cookie Delivery Day

Troops pick up their initial orders of cookie inventory from sites around the state. Please make sure you have enough space in your vehicle to pick up your order. Check the graphic on page 24 of the Troop Cookie Manager Guide to see how many cases of cookies your vehicle can hold. Also, don’t forget you’ll need to wear a face covering, stay in your vehicle, and have completed a COVID pre-screen before you arrive to pick up cookies.

Troops without an ACH on file will not be allowed to pick up cookies. A new ACH must be completed each year.

Get Prepped for Delivery Day

Troop cookie managers – look for a short, just-in-time video to post to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel this week. You can share it with all the delivery day, cookie pick up volunteers in your troop too!

Go Day is Sunday, January 31

New this year – electronic permission forms! Parents/caregivers can complete the form online and request that a copy of the form is emailed to the troop cookie manager!  Make sure you have signed permission forms for all the girls in your troop before you distribute cookie inventory to families. Be sure to use receipts for all cookie transactions.

If your girls have planned My Sales booth sites, make sure they’ve been approved by the service unit cookie manager at least 48 hours prior to the booth. Planning a drive-thru booth or virtual booth? Check out the new Booth Guideand the mini guides on the GSCO Cookie Resources page!

Cookie Customer Questions

While your girls and their families are out and about selling Girl Scout Cookies, they get asked about Girl Scouts and might even meet someone who wants to become a Girl Scout. Let’s show all our cookie customers how the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurial program prepares girls to lead, learn, and succeed all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and make the world a better place. Share this two-sided sheet with girls and families for tips on how to answer, “Why Girl Scouts” like a pro! Troop volunteers can also take a look at this Booth Essentials sheetto prepare for scenarios that sometimes come up while selling cookies.

Booth Selection Dates

Due to the delays in confirming some council locations, we have made the decision to move the dates of the council booth selection rounds.

Booth selection rounds are open in eBudde from 6 – 11:59 p.m. (MST) on the dates listed below. Booths must be selected during time slots for each round. They cannot be added by council to a troops’ booth tally between rounds.

  • Thursday, January 28– Booth Round 1 – each troop will receive one booth selection.
  • Friday, January 29 – Booth Round 2 – each troop will receive two booth selections.
  • Monday, February 1 – Booth Round 3 – each troop will have a limit of up to ten booth selections in total.
  • Monday, February 8 – Booth Round 4 – each troop will have a limit of up to 20 booth selections, in addition to booths already selected.

Read More on the GSCO Blog

Posting Digital Cookie Link in Public Locations

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts of the USA has revised its guidance around the posting of individual Digital Cookie urls in public locations. Girl Scouts may share their Digital Cookie url on public sites, but they cannot post to sales sites such as Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or eBay. Caregivers should be involved in all decisions about where to post and to whom cookies can be delivered and follow all safety guidelines.

Digital Cookie- Girl Delivery

New this year! Girl Scouts started setting-up their Digital Cookie sites when it opened on January 17. Lots of great cookie entrepreneur videos were uploaded as girls customized their sites and reached out to customers – kicking off their cookie season with lots of enthusiasm!

Girls can start delivering cookie orders as soon as January 31 when they have cookies in-hand.

Want to share contactless cookie delivery tips with the girls in your troop? Send Girl Scout families the No Contact Deliveries Tip Sheet.
Girl can also earn a free, custom Porch Pixie patch after they make their first delivery! To get the patch, they need to complete the form on January 31 or after.

National Cookie Link Launches February 1

This year GSUSA is running a national campaign to encourage and support the 2021 cookie program by creating a national cookie link, or URL. Customers can enter their zip code and search the Cookie Finder to find a troop in their area that is selling cookies!

NOTE: Customers will have ONLY the options to place an order for shipped or donated when they select a troop URL. TCMs will be responsible for equally dividing the troop link cookie sales amongst the girls in the troop.

TCMs can activate their troop URL, direct ship/donate link in Digital Cookie. Once the troop URL link is activated, it will appear in the Cookie Finder on February 1.

For more detailed information and steps to activate link, check out these Digital Cookie Tip Sheets:

Troop Direct Ship Link

Troop Link Enabling Delivery

Cookie Cupboards Open February 4

Cupboards across the state will begin opening on Thursday, February 4. Days and hours of operation for each cupboard may vary due to the type of cupboard and location. Check eBudde for the latest information.

Place all orders to pick up from a cupboard through the Transactions tab in eBudde, 72 hours prior to your intended pickup time.

Earn Custom Patches During the 2021 Cookie Program

Colorado Girl Scouts who host a virtual cookie booth on Super Bowl weekend, February 6-7 will receive a FREE Virtual Cookie Booth patch if they complete the online form no later than Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This form will not open until February 6. Learn more about hosting a virtual booth by downloading the Virtual Cookie Booth Guide on the GSCO Cookie Resources page.

Girl Scouts can also earn a FREE Pandemic Perseverance patch by doing the following:

  • 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.
  • Upload your photo(s) and story using the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO Blog. The best photos and stories will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks.
  • Complete the Pandemic Perseverance patch form no later than Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
  • You can also share your photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #GirlScoutCookies.

*These  patches are for Colorado Girl Scouts only.

Learn More

Cookie Program Proceeds

Please remember troop members share in the proceeds from a successful product program; proceeds aren’t distributed to individual girl members. Girls are eligible for rewards and Cookie Credits that they put toward council-sponsored camps, programs, and items in the Girl Scouts of Colorado Shop.

Earn Special Patches During the 2021 Cookie Program 

The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program will be unlike any we have ever seen! Girl Scouts will be flexing that entrepreneurial muscle, finding innovative ways to reach their goals and making our world a better place. Girl Scouts of Colorado has TWO NEW patches for girls to earn to celebrate all the ways girls are doing this—while staying safe in the midst of a global pandemic.

Host a virtual cookie booth on Super Bowl weekend! Colorado Girl Scouts who do will receive a FREE Virtual Cookie Booth patch if they complete this online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/virtual_cookie_booth_patch_2021) no later than Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Please note that this form will not open until February 6. Learn more about hosting a virtual booth on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/2021%20Virtual%20Cookie%20Booth%20Guide.pdf 

Colorado Girl Scouts can also earn a FREE Pandemic Perseverance patch by doing the following:

  • Take a photo showcasing how you’re preserving 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.
  • Upload your photo(s) and story using the Share Your Stories form on the GSCO Blog: www.gscoblog.org/share. The best photos and stories will be shared on the GSCO Blog and social media networks.
  • Complete our online form (https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/pandemic_perseverance_patch_2021) no later than Tuesday, March 9, 2021. 
  • You can also share your photo on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. Be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #GirlScoutCookies.

These patches are free only to Colorado Girl Scouts.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program: Council Booth Selection Dates Changed; My Sales Booths Options

 

Girl Scouts of Colorado has decided to move the council booth selection dates forward from Monday, January 25, 2021 to Thursday, January 28. See all booth selection round dates listed below.

In previous years, most council booth partners ask Girl Scouts of Colorado to wait until January to confirm booth locations. It’s not unusual to have the majority of our council booth options secured right before the troop booth selection process opens up in eBudde.

However, we have been experiencing delays in confirming council level cookie booth locations such as King Soopers, City Market, Safeway, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and GNC.

We have secured some locations with Walmart, Joann’s, and GNC, but we are still in contract/agreement talks with these locations and are hopeful we will receive additional permissions for more booth locations soon.

Due to the delays in confirming some council locations though, we have made the decision to move the dates of the council booth selection rounds ahead.

Booth selection rounds are open in eBudde from 6 – 11:59 p.m. (MST) on the dates listed below.

Booths must be selected during time slots for each round. They cannot be added by council to a troops’ booth tally between rounds.

  • Wednesday, January 27 – S’mores Club Exclusive Booth Pick
  • Thursday, January 28– Booth Round 1 – each troop will receive one booth selection.
  • Friday, January 29 – Booth Round 2 – each troop will receive two booth selections.
  • Monday, February 1 – Booth Round 3 – each troop will have a limit of up to ten booth selections in total.
  • Monday, February 8 – Booth Round 4 – each troop will have a limit of up to 20 booth selections, in addition to booths already selected.

My Sales Booths

Local business owners want to support girls throughout this cookie season!

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).

You know which businesses are popular your community! Make the ask for My Sales booth locations of those business owners first.

If the location has great visibility and a large parking lot, ask the business owner if you could set-up a drive-thru booth.

Here’s some suggested My Sales booth locations:

  • Outside favorite restaurants and local shops
  • Micro-breweries and liquor stores*
  • Libraries
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • School/college parking lots
  • Places of worship parking lots
  • Business parking lots closed on weekend days (i.e., banks, dentist office)

*Girl Scouts of Colorado allows troop leaders and families to determine the best location for My Sales. All My Sales sites are subject to approval and they will not be denied only on the fact they may be located near an adult-oriented business.

To support  adults and girls working cookie booths, GSCO created a Booth Guide that includes booth basics as well as detailed safety guidelines and booth set-up example diagrams – plus tips to help make every cookie booth a success!

Check out the complete booth guide, booth mini guides, and tip sheets on the GSCO website Cookie Resources page.

Drop In for a Cookie Chat

Have questions or need additional support? 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!

Virtual Cookie Cheer with Denver Broncos Cheerleading

 

Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special session to get moving and get excited for cookies with Denver Broncos Cheerleaders on January 23, 2021!

Register now: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/virtual_cookie_cheer_with_denver_broncos_cheerleading_01232021
Registration closes Thursday, January 21, 2021.

The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women in our community. This collaboration with Girl Scouts of Colorado  offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women to learn from the experts in dance, movement, and fitness! Current Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will lead Girl Scouts through activities focused on movement, stretching, dance. They will also teach girls a short cheer to get excited about cookie season!

Girl Scouts will also have a chance to ask questions live via the chat box.

Sessions:

  • Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors (K – 5th grade) on January 23 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. MST
  • Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (6th -12th grade) on January 23 from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. MST

Girl Scouts are encouraged to invite their family and friends to participate with them!

You can also purchase a special “2021 Virtual Cookie Cheer” patch for $3 during registration.

All attendees must have a current Girl Scout membership.

We recommend getting ready for this special virtual program by creating your own pom-poms at home! Here are some simple instructions: https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Cheerleading-Pom-Poms/. You will use your pom-poms during the program so keep them handy!

We will use Zoom to host this webinar. All information on how to join online or via phone will be emailed out to registrants the day before the webinar. Each individual participant should be registered so we can track participation. Please do not share the information on how to join with others who have not registered.

Questions? Email aimee.artzer@gscolorado.org. If you are having trouble completing registration, please contact inquiry@gscolorado.org or 877-404-5708.

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Grubhub Partnership for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

A new national partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Grubhub has been established for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program! GSUSA and Grubhub have created a girl-led, hands-on experience in managing e-commerce for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Girls will track and fulfill orders placed at www.grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts, manage inventory, and more, all using back-end technology on a Grubhub tablet provided.

Older Girl Scouts will have Grubhub booths at regional Girl Scout office locations, to take contact-free pickup and delivery orders through Grubhub, starting February 12. Grubhub booth locations will operate Thursdays and Fridays from 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 8 p.m. Hours and dates are subject to change.

Grubhub booths will be located at council offices across Colorado in Grand Junction, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Loveland. All booths will be set up outside of the office buildings.

Per GSUSA and Grubhub policy, Grubhub booths are only permitted on council property, within Grubhub delivery service areas. Grubhub aims to service diners within a 20-minute drive from each location.

Older girl troops interested in participating in a Grubhub booth must fill out the interest form. Troops will be selected, lottery style, from the interest form.

Interest form: https://girlscoutsofcolorado.formstack.com/forms/grubhub_interestform

Troops that are selected to participate in Grubhub booths will work with their regional product program specialist to secure dates and times. Training will be provided to Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors, and volunteers.

For more information about Grubhub booths, please review the FAQ’s: https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/content/dam/girlscoutsofcolorado/documents/GRUBHUB%20FAQs_final.pdf

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Troop Cookie Manager Training Update

Troop cookie manager (TCM) live webinar trainings for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program were offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in December 2020. Hundreds of volunteers attended the webinars, but not all volunteers were able to attend one of the events.

If you’re a TCM who needs to take cookie training, there are several options to choose from!

TCM training is in our online learning platform, gsLearn, which can be accessed through the GSCO website, myGS tab: https://mygs.girlscouts.org/. The course is divided into sections with a few short knowledge checks and resources to review as well.

However, only TCMs who are approved in their role – after submitting their TCM agreement and after their troop has submitted their ACH form – have access to the TCM training in gsLearn. TCMs are granted access to the training once they are approved, but since administrative processes can take a few days, there is now an alternative option.

Below is a link to watch one of the live webinar recordings on the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube channel.

2021 TCM Training – recorded webinar

If you opt to watch the TCM Training on the GSCO YouTube channel, please complete the training survey below. It will ask for your name and a few questions related to the training and take just a few minutes to complete. Once you submit the survey, GSCO will log that you completed the required training.

Here’s the link to the survey:

https://girlscoutsusa.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfjkQTLcMegBUJn?Q_CHL=qr

Key Resources

Drop in for Cookie Chats on Wednesdays at noon or at 6 p.m.  They will be every Wednesday until the end of the Cookie Program. Our Product Program Specialists host the Zoom calls. The Cookie Chats are an open forum discussion/Q and A. No need to register, just click the link and join the team to talk about all things cookie.

There is now an electronic parent permission form for the cookie program! Parents/caregivers can complete the form and will be emailed a copy and they can click a request button on the form and have a copy of the permission form emailed to their TCM!

Here’s a link to the permission form: 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program Permission Form – Formstack Share it with the families in your troop!

Find other cookie program resources on our website under the “Cookies” tab:

https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/cookies/resources.html

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Booth Updates for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Council Booths

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
  • Libraries
  • 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.

Showcase Your Safety and be a Cookie Video Rockstar to Win Big During the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program 

The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program will be unlike any we have ever seen! Girl Scouts will be flexing that entrepreneurial muscle, finding innovative ways to reach their goals, and making our world a better place. To celebrate all the ways girls are doing this—while staying safe in the midst of a global pandemic— Girl Scouts of Colorado has some new and exciting ways for girls to win BIG. Contests for the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program are listed below along with a brief description. *** Note: These contests are for Girl Scouts of Colorado girl members only.

Best Cookie Video

Digital Cookie is a safe, easy, and fun way for Girl Scouts to meet (and exceed) their cookie goals! For the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Digital Cookie will open on January 17 and will allow customers to request girl delivery. Girls can begin taking orders for delivery ahead of the January 31 go-day.

A customized Digital Cookie site will attract even more customers and increase sales, so savvy Girl Scouts will want to include a sales pitch video. After uploading the video to your site, be sure to enter the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s “Best Cookie Video Contest.” This year’s winner will receive 200 Cookie Credits!

To enter the “Best Cookie Video Contest,” email your video, along with a brief story and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper, at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

If your video is too large to send via email, you can send a DropBox or Google Drive link. All entries must be received by 9 a.m. February 12, 2021. After your video is received, it will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado YouTube channel. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by 9 a.m. February 24 wins! *** Note: You must send the original file for your video to be included. Links to videos hosted on YouTube sites other than GSCO will not be accepted.

First Prize: 200 Cookie Credits

Second Prize: 100 Cookie Credits

Third Prize: 50 Cookie Credits

Girl Scouts 12-years-old and younger can have a parent/caregiver help them make their video. Videos submitted by Girl Scouts 13-years-old and older must be girl-done. VIDEOS CANNOT CONTAIN ANY COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL.

“Showcase Your Safety” Photo Challenge

Running a business during a pandemic is challenging, but we’re Girl Scouts and “We’ve got this!” From wearing masks and devising a porch delivery system, to hosting virtual cookie booths and drive-thru booths, to building partitions for booths, we want to see all the innovative and creative ways you’re staying safe while working to reach your cookie goal!

Rules to follow:

  1. Snap a photo of you (your troop) showcasing how you’re being safe.
  2. Email your photo, along with a brief story, troop number, and your cookie goal, to Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org. You can also share your photo on FacebookTwitter, or  Instagram. Be sure to tag Girl Scouts of Colorado. Twitter and Instagram users should also use #GSColo and #GirlScoutCookies.
  3. Submit your entry by February 16, 2021!
  4. All of the entries will be uploaded to the Girl Scouts of Colorado Facebook page and be part of the album: “Showcase Your Safety” Photo Challenge
  5. Tell your friends and family to vote for your entry by simply clicking “like” or reacting to it. The photo that receives the most likes and reactions by 9 a.m. February 23 wins!

First Prize: 200 Cookie Credits

Second Prize: 100 Cookie Credits

Third Prize: 50 Cookie Credits

If you have questions, email GSCO Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper at annemarie.harper@gscolorado.org.

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.