What if girls have not yet registered? Is it too late?
No, it is not too late. Girls can join Girl Scouting anytime. Get registered now to participate in this amazing opportunity!
My daughter switched troops this year. Where can I get her numbers from last year? Will her new troop leader have that info?
Your daughter's numbers are still in SNAP, but with her old troop information. Email us and tell us your daughter's name, and what troop she was with last year, and we can provide you with that information to give to your daughter's new troop leader.
Can a girl whose troop is not selling cookies still participate in my troop's sale?
Yes, any registered Girl Scout can sell cookies whether or not she is in a troop. Her troop would still benefit from the proceeds of her sales and you would need to work that out with the troop.
Where would I find previous sales for an independent Girl Scout for 2012-13 Cookie Program but is now in a troop?
Email the Badgerland Cookie Team to determine what she sold in the past.
What cookies are safe for nut allergies?
To determine if cookies are safe for varying allergies, a customer should refer to a girls order card or access the nutritional information for cookies at www.abcsmartcookies.com.
When selling, if someone wants to write a check, how do they write it to the troop? I want to make sure they write it out correctly.
Make it out to the troop! For example, Girl Scout Troop 2660.
Is there a fee for non-fundable checks?
The fee is determined by your bank.
Where do I go to find the different clip-art pictures.
Visit abcsmartcookies.com and click on the Flickr link (2 dots) on the top right of the screen.
Is a copy of the "Cookie Pledge" available so leaders do not have to recreate?
Yes, look for the pledge and other resources here.
We are a new troop but have some members from a troop that disbanded. How do we check if any of those that were from the prior troop might be on the delinquent payers list?
Contact your Membership Services Specialist.
As a new troop it is hard to even figure out what the options are or what is realistic to do in a year. Do you have any stats on average cost of troop activities that we could use to set goals for cookie sales?
Please use the Cookie Estimate worksheet for averages on number of cookies sold per girl selling.
What should leaders do about bad checks received from girl sales or from booth sales?
If you receive a NSF check notification from your bank. Fill out the "Returned check reimbursement" form, found on our website, and submit with original documentation from your bank. We will work on collecting those funds for your troop.
How do we go about doing fundraisers other than cookie or magazine/nuts...what is the process if saving for a big trip?
More information about conducting additional money activities for your troop is in the Volunteer Essentials Guide. There is Fund-Raising Application form to be completed before a fund-raising event can be held.
Are you required to sell cookies prior to other fundraisers? If so...does this apply to the individual Girl Scout or the whole troop?
The criteria for additional fundraisers to be approved is that the troop participated in both Product Sales. Troops that started after the product sales concluded are exempt for this. It applies to the majority of the troop.
I was asked by a local chef if he could buy cookies from our troop and feature that cookie in his dessert in a his restaurant.
Yes, the troop may sell the cookies to a business. The business can use that product to create another product. However, the business may not market the product in any way associated with Girl Scouts or Girl Scouts of Wisconsin- Badgerland Council. The business also must not use any of the trademarked cookie names when advertising the product (Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Samoas, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot and Trefoils). If the business wishes to partner with Girl Scouts through the Girl Scout Cookie Program or if you have any additional questions about this contact Jen Davie, Director of Strategic Relationships, 800.236.2710 X 1148.
When do we, as a troop, collect money from our girls?
Promptly and frequently since there are multiple ACH withdrawals from your troop account. It would be best to have collection dates of February 18, March 12, and March 23. You could also have more than that.
When do girls collect money from their customers?
Direct sale = at time cookies exchange hands
Order taking = at time cookies are delivered
Please clarify the Cookie Share/donation program.
Cookie Share is an opportunity for a customer to "purchase" cookies to be donated. A customer pays for the cookies which are then donated by the troop to an organization of their choice. This is a very popular feature of the Cookie Program for the girls who enjoy selecting where to donate their Cookie Share cookies. Look on the order card for the Cookie Share column to be checked when customers purchase these cookies.
Customers are already asking for Samoas. What cookie is that?
The Samoa is the same cookie as the Caramel Delight. It is made by the other licensed baker and simply they call it a different name.
What will be the "use by" date on the cookies for this 2014 sale?
Expiration dates are September 1, 2014. The exception is the gluten-free cookies which have a shorter shelf life.
So the cookies will no longer be good by Christmas?
Badgerland Council has no control over the expiration date of cookies. You can freeze them and they will be good for Christmas!
Where can we find the ordering ratio tool?
Right here on our website along with lots of other great resources!
In the past, you had to participate in cookie sale to apply for camp scholarships. Is that the same?
Yes, for a girl to be eligible for a Campership Grant, she must participate in the Cookie Program. Note: The 2014 Camp Season is underway! Check out all the great programs. Registration is open and Campership applications are now available.
Why did the sale move from fall to February?
We're so excited to have a spring sale in Badgerland! The primary reason driving the change was to give newer troops with younger Girl Scouts the opportunity to get settled into Girl Scouting before launching. We flipped the "nutshell" sale to the fall to allow troops to get start-up funds while getting a taste of running a sale. Additionally, moving the program to February-March puts Badgerland right in step with Girl Scouts USA's National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend...which happens to be exactly when our sale kicks off!