Girl Scout Cookie Program runs January 31 – March 7
Visit our events calendar to find a cookie rally near you or check with your service unit cookie manager about a rally in your area.
Download the Little Brownie Baker Virtual Rally Guide, rally modules, and activities on our Cookie Resources page. Also available for download are the new Booth Guide, mini guides, and tip sheets.
Booth Selection Dates
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 February 8
Other Important Dates
January 30: Main Cookie Delivery Day
Troops will pick up cookies at the delivery site they select. Troops MUST HAVE submitted an ACH form for the 2020-2021 membership year in order to pick up their IO on delivery day.
January 31: First day of the 2021 Cookie Program
My Sales booth, select Council booths and door-to-door sales begin.
February 4: Cookie Cupboards open.
February 12: Other Council booths begin.
Reminder: No additional money-earning activities may take place from January 31 (Cookie Program start date) through March 17 (ACH debit date).
Online Volunteer Training
Troop cookie managers can take TCM Cookie Program training online on gsLearn! To access the training in gsLearn, TCMs must have completed a TCM agreement and been approved in their role.
If you need assistance accessing gsLearn, please contact Kendy Doolen, instructional design manager, at 303-607-4891 or email Kendy.Doolen@gscolorado.org.
Look for just-in-time training to post to the GSCO Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Spanish Language Cookie Resources
We have a lot of cookie resources on our website! You can download them from the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need printed copies of resources in Spanish.
Have questions or need assistance?
Join the Product Program team for open discussions on different topics every Wednesday at noon and 6 p.m. Ask the questions you have and get them answered by GSCO staff. The link to join the Cookie Chats is on the GSCO Cookie Resources page. No need to register, just click the link to join the conversation and get your questions answered!
ACH Forms and TCM Agreements
All troops participating in the Cookie Program must complete an ACH form for the 2020-2021 membership year. Troops who have not submitted an ACH form prior to pickup will not be able to pick-up their cookie inventory Initial Order on delivery day.
- Troop that submitted an ACH for the 2020 Fall Product Program, do not need to submit one again for the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
- All TCMs must complete and sign a TCM agreement.
- A TCM must fill out the TCM agreement, be approved by council, and have an approved ACH agreement in order to receive eBudde access. If a TCM did not receive a registration email from eBudde, they should reach out to their SUCM immediately.
- TCMs should ensure all girls in their troop are registered and each girl has a valid email for their preferred contact in the membership database if they will be selling through the Digital Cookie (DOC).
Questions? Please contact GSCO customer care at email@example.com or call 1-877-404-5708.
GSCO System Update
In early December, GSUSA released a refreshed new member management portal as part of the myGS community of online member resources. My Account makes it easier than ever to manage your household’s Girl Scout memberships and keep track of your Girl Scout experiences. To get started you’ll need to reset your password.
As with the launch of any new system, we are experiencing some bugs and system issues that we are working hard to remedy. At this time, a known issue is that email notifications are not being sent to troop leaders when a new girl joins a troop. Please log in to your account to review your troop roster on the Volunteer Toolkit and make sure that you are reaching out to any new families who may have joined your troop.
Need help managing your troop in the new myGS? There is now a course in gsLearn! Log into gsLearn through myGS and you will see a course on your dashboard named GSUSA Managing My Troops from My Account.
Have questions or need additional assistance? Email firstname.lastname@example.org/or call 877-404-5708.
GSCO Clubs Starting Now
Girl Scouts of Colorado’s club program is a great way for your Girl Scout to connect with others, while also learning a new skill or participating in a fun activity. Clubs run from January until May and are for girls of every program level. Check out our offerings and register today!
Make sure to check out all the Latinx events we have coming up in 2021!
Have you checked out our series for Troop Leaders interested in learning more about our Spanish resources and programs? This is open to all leaders – come check it out!
You can register for all the events easily by finding them in our council events page.
Check out our new Spanish Resources for anyone that needs it:
GSCO Day of Service
Participate in GSCO’s Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 18! This is an opportunity for girls, volunteers, and their families to connect with their communities and give back, while following current public health guidelines in their community. Girls can even earn our limited GSCO Day of Service patch. We want everyone to continue to be safe*, so we have compiled a list of community service projects that you can safely do in any part of the state to connect and help your community.
Camp Registration Opens January 28
GSCO is excited to be planning summer outdoor programs for 2021! Yes, we are planning for summer resident camp programs in 2021! While we are thrilled for resident camp to return, we know things will look different this summer. Because safety of girls, staff, and volunteers is always our number one priority, we must adapt to our current environment and consider how best to give girls an amazing summer experience and give caregivers and staff peace of mind.
Visit camp.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for details on sessions, safety procedures, registration process, FAQs, and more.
Registration is open for spring 2021 Troop Days at camp!
This winter and spring, troops can visit select GSCO properties and participate in a half or full day of staff-led programs like building outdoor skills, team-building, working on badges or just have fun together as a troop outside at camp! Read all about the updated spring 2021 program options, pricing and dates here. For more information on the registration process, COVID -19 safety guidelines, and what to expect on program review our Troop Day Programs FAQs. Questions? Email email@example.com
Family Reservations are open at select GSCO properties
Cozy up inside one of our GSCO cabin at Twisted Pine in Genesee with your family. Reservations must be for the whole weekend and the fee is $300/weekend. Read more information and booking instructions here.
MMR Nature Trail open for reservations!
The Meadow Mountain Ranch Nature Trail is now open for Girl Scout families! Due to COVID-19 troop meeting guidelines, reservations are currently only open to families or no more than two households, but troops will be able to reserve as soon as guidelines allow. Read more information about the nature trail and how to reserve here.
Highest Awards Update
Troops and girls have until March 1 to complete their Highest Awards projects and submit their Bronze and Silver Notification Form to be included in the spring 2021 celebrations!
As a reminder, girls have until they bridge to the next program level on October 1 to complete their projects. Any girls who finish their projects after March 1, 2021 will be included in the next year’s celebrations.
Have girls who are working on their Gold Award projects?
Remember to have them email Highest Awards Manger, Kaitie LoDolce, when they submit their initial proposals through Go Gold. Girls and troop leaders are encouraged to reach out at any stage of their projects for help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversation Starter: Mental Health During COVID-19
Join us on January 26 at 6 p.m. as we talk with Dr. Laura Anthony, a child psychologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Pediatric Mental Health Institute and an Associate Professor at the CU Anschutz School of Medicine. Dr. Anthony will offer advice on how to recognize warning signs that indicate your girl may be struggling due to the pressures of COVID-19. This live event is open to all adult members as well as any non-members from our community.
Earn Your 2021 World Thinking Day Award
Start planning now for your World Thinking Day 2021! This year, in an effort to bring more program opportunities directly to girls safely at home, we have complied a list of World Thinking Day programs across the country. Each program and Girl Scout council listed on this resource has opened their virtual doors to Girl Scouts from anywhere in the country. Do you have a Girl Scout friend or family member in another state? Give them a call and see if you want to participate in a World Thinking Day program together, no matter where you are!
Girl Scouts of all ages can also recognize this important day with at-home activities using guides from WAGGGS and GSUSA. Activity guides are now available for 2021 for all Girl Scout levels.
- NEW – WAGGGS World Thinking Day Activity Pack
- Daisy, Brownie, Junior WTD Award Activity Guide
- Cadette, Senior, Ambassador WTD Award Activity Guide
- Daisy, Brownie, Junior Global Action Award Activity Guide
- Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Global Action Award Activity Guide
Check the events calendar for exciting events in your community. Girl Scouts of Colorado is always planning fun and educational events for girls across the state. Some of these events are highlighted below!
January 19, 4 p.m.
Girl Scouts of Colorado is excited to invite girls of all ages to attend special “Meet an Expert” sessions with women in the U.S. Space Force (USSF). Girls will hear from an amazing panel of women and participate in a live Q&A session.
January 23 — 9 a.m.
Girl Scouts and their families are invited to a special session to get moving and get excited for cookies with Denver Broncos Cheerleaders! The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders promote self-esteem, pride, commitment, and discipline among young women in our community. This collaboration with Girl Scouts offers a rare and truly special opportunity for young women to learn from the experts in dance, movement, and fitness! 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!
January 28, 4 p.m.
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to meet Jennifer Kirkland, a 9-1-1 Center Manager at the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center. Jennifer will take girls on a virtual tour of the Grand Junction 9-1-1 Center, and then talk about the job, how to get started, and how rewarding being a 9-1-1 professional can be. This will be a behind-the-scenes look at a job that happens 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
February 4, 4 p.m.
Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend The CELL”S Virtual 365 National Security Event Series: Radicalization & Violent Extremist Today. This program session is for Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 only. This program has been adapted specifically for virtual learning. A CELL educator will take girls through a lesson and they will hear from Jesse Morton, former Al-Qaeda propagandist, and Christian Picciolini, a former white supremacist.
Avalanche Awareness & Snow Science (Registration coming soon!)
February 8, 5-6 p.m.
We love skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling, but what if we want to do those things outside of a resort? Knowing Colorado is highly prone to avalanches, how can we stay safe in the mountains in winter? Join us for this virtual event to learn more about avalanches including how to recognize avalanche territory and how to stay safe if you plan to recreate in avalanche prone areas.
February 10, 5-6 p.m.
Ready to earn your Snow badge? In this webinar, GSCO Outdoor Program staff and experts from The North Face will walk you through steps of the badge and give you tips, tricks, and resources to help you plan, prepare, and train for your winter adventure!
Check out awesome virtual experiences for Girl Scouts of all ages from Girl Scouts of the USA. You can also access past recordings through this calendar.