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About Girl Scout Cookies

When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for the awesome girls in your community who sell these purpose-filled treats—SWEET!

Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant a community garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean to fly through the rainforest on a zip line? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!

That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

What an experience! That’s why we always focus on the interaction between cookie boss and cookie fan, and not cookie parent and cookie fan—this is SO important! Enjoy your favorite cookies even more knowing you helped her do and learn amazing things.

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Why was my troop chosen to apply for this opportunity?
All troops that registered five or more girls (or 100 percent of girls for troops smaller than five girls) for the 2018 Girl Scout year by May 15, 2017 are being offered the opportunity to apply to host a booth. 

How do I apply for my troop to host a booth?
If you meet the criteria, you will receive an email that is being sent out by noon on May 17. You will be asked to enter your troop's information and must agree to following the guidelines listed in the email. Troops must respond by May 21 to be entered. Please be sure to check you spam folders if you meet the criteria, but have not received an email.

How will troops be chosen?
Troops who indicate interest and agree to following the guidelines listed will be chosen at random to participate in a Girl Scout Cookie Booth Pop Up. 

How will our troop know if we've been chosen?
Troops chosen to participate will be notified by Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

How do we get the cookies?
Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Samoas will be available for this opportunity. All troops chosen to participate will be given 20 cases of cookies to sell at their 4-hour booth. Troops may pick up their cases from the Girl Scout Service Center between May 29 and June 3 during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, May 30, 9 am-7 pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 9 am-7 pm
  • Thursday, June 1, 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Friday, June 2, 9 am-4:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 10 am-2 pm

What happens to the unsold cookies?
Each troop accepts financial responsibility for all 20 cases. Upon return of unsold product, troops will only be responsible for the money equaling the number of packages sold by case. Opened cases will not be returnable. All cases that can be returned must be factory sealed, and must be returned by June 9.

When will the pop up booths be held?
All pop ups will be held on Saturday, June 3. Each location will have two booth slots: 8 am-noon and noon-4 pm. Sales benefiting the USO of Missouri through Troop to Troop can be accepted, and Square card readers will be available.

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Square Readers

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is proud to offer the use of Square readers at Product Program booths. Troops using the Square reader report increases in booth sales when they are able to accept credit and debit card payments. 

To get started using a Square reader for your Troop’s booth please carefully read and complete the Terms of Agreement for Square Readers below.  Within two business days you will receive an invitation email from Square and an instructional email from GSEM to complete the Square set up process.

If you used a Square reader for a Fall Product booth this year your current Square username and password is still valid and your account is current for use during the cookie season.

Terms Agreement for Square Readers (Submit online)
Terms Agreement for Square Readers (PDF to print and mail)

Troop to Troop

We invite all Eastern Missouri Girl Scouts to participate in our “Troop to Troop” community service effort during the Cookie Program. This year more than 76,000 packages of cookies were donated as a “taste of home” to United States military personnel through the USO of Missouri thanks to the generosity of our community.

It is easy to participate in “Troop to Troop”:

  • Girls ask customers if they would like to purchase Girl Scout Cookies for donation during order taking and at troop booths
  • Troops use the special box wrap provided in their troop packet as well as our custom flier to promote “Troop to Troop” at cookie booths
  • Girls collect payment for the donated cookies from their customers
  • Troop cookie managers record these packages in eBudde under the “CT2T” column
  • Girl Scout Council delivers all of these donated cookies to the USO of Missouri, so troops never take physical possession of the “Troop to Troop” cookies