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Helpful Reminders
  • Product is never sold before the sale start date or after the sale end date.
  • Money is never collected for items that will be delivered in the future.
  • Booth sales are only conducted at pre-approved locations.
  • We never sample fall product or cookies.
  • Product is never stored directly on the ground.
  • Girls never go door to door alone.
  • Troop profits never become the property of an individual girl.

 

Cookie Glossary


ACH FORM:
An “Automatic Clearing House” form filled out by troops to authorize Council to withdraw funds for product payment from the troop’s bank account.  This form is filled out at the beginning of the troop’s first product sale and annually thereafter. And must be filled out before troop can participate in sale.

BOOTH LOTTERY:

A lottery process used to sign up for cookie booths.  This can be done in person at meetings held at the regional, district or area levels.  It can also be done via an on-line process.  Whether in-person or on-line, troops are randomly selected to choose one cookie booth time and location per selection round.

COOKIE BOOTH:

A cookie booth is a group of girls and adults that set up a stationary table, usually in front of a business, to sell product.  There must be a minimum of two adults and two girls.  See also: Lemonade Stand.

COOKIE CUPBOARDS:

Cookie Cupboards are set up throughout Council as cookie storage locations where you can pick up additional cookies after sales have begun.  See also: Planned Order.

DESERT DOLLARS:

A Cookie Sale incentive, based on the number of cookie boxes sold, earned by girls for selling cookies.  This incentive can be used at any Council store or as payment of fees for membership, Council sponsored events or camp.  Desert Dollars may not be traded for cash and must be used by the expiration date that is on the Desert Dollar.
DISCREPENCY REPORT:
A form used by a troop to document when parents have not completed the financial responsibilities they agreed to for the product checked out to them.

FALL PRODUCT SALE:

A fundraising program that Girl Scouts do in the Fall. This program teaches the foundational 5 skills; Goal Setting, Decision making, Money management, People skills and Business ethics. Also, allows troops to earn start up funds in the beginning of the Girl Scout year.

GIFT OF CARING PROGRAM:

A program within the Cookie Sale Program that allows customers to buy cookies for soldiers deployed overseas.

INCENTIVES:

Recognition items earned by girls for achieving sale milestones.

INITIAL ORDER:

The first order for product placed by a troop.  Fall Product orders are based on the sales since the sale started. Cookie Initial orders are based on expected sales and placed prior to the beginning of the sale.

LEMONADE STAND:

A table or wagon in your own front yard with your own Girl Scout or Scouts selling cookies to the passing public.

MEGA DROP:

A Region/District wide distribution of the initial order of product to all troops.

TROPHY NUT ORDER SYSTEM (TNOS):

A computer program used for the Fall Product Sale.

PLANNED ORDER:

A planned order is an order placed with a specific Cookie Cupboard for pick up of additional cases.

RECOGNITIONS NOW CALLED REWARDS:

See Incentives.

SERVICE UNIT COOKIE MANAGER:

A team of volunteers appointed to coordinate, and oversee the product sales in a Region/ District.

REWARDS:
Items earned by girls for achieving sale milestones.

SNAP:

A computer program used for managing orders and tracking sales during the Cookie Sale.

SUPER SATURDAY:
See Mega Drop.

TOP SELLERS:

The Girl Scouts that have sold the most products in either the Fall or Cookie Sale in a Region/ District or at the Council level.

TROOP PRODUCT SALES MANAGER:

The adult troop member responsible for coordinating either the Fall or Cookie Sale on behalf of the troop.