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Dear Girl Scout Family,

Welcome to the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year's theme is We've Got This!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program has been a part of American tradition for over 100 years! Through the dedication and service of everyone involved, the Girl Scout Cookie Program spreads the word about Girl Scouting in a positive way.

You know that Girl Scouting provides your daughter with precious lifelong experiences and values that are important to your family. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a key part of her experience and much more than a way to raise money (troops have the opportunity to earn up to $1.00 per box sold).

The Cookie Program is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program. Girls learn, not from a book, but from real-life experiences. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country that helps girls develop key business and leadership skills that last a lifetime.

Thank you for your participation and support,

Lisa Y. Johnson 
Chief Executive Officer 
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida

How to Participate
  1. Be a registered member of Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida for the 2021 Membership Year. Not a member? Register or Renew Today
  2. Attend your troop cookie meeting set up by your troop leader
  3. Fill out the Parent Permission Form on the back of the Family Guide and the Covid-19 Release Form (for cookie booth participation). Then return the signed forms into your troop leader or cookie manager by the due date.
  4. Help your Girl Scout learn about the cookies:
  5. Coordinate with your troop leader about inital cookie order deadlines and delivery dates
  6. Volunteer! Help your daughter and troop have a successful season
Get Started

There are several ways your daughter can achieve her cookie goals and earn some awesome rewards - help her achieve them all!

  1. Traditional Girl Order Card
  2. Online Sales (a.k.a. Digital Cookie) an e-commerce experience for girls
  3. Booth Sales, Lemonade Stands, Walkabouts, and more
  4. Cookies for the Military Donations - Send U.S. troops our love in the shape of cookies!
  5. Shake Up Your Cookie Sale- Watch this web series created by Amanda K, fellow Girl Scout and top cookie seller, to learn ways to reach your goals this year! New episodes can be found on the GSSEF Instagram each Friday. To earn the special patch girls need to watch all five episodes, sell 150+ boxes of cookies, and then fill out the Shake Up Your Cookie Sale Online Form
Troop Proceeds

There are lots of options to increase your troop's cookie proceeds throughout the year. Help your troop earn up to $1.00 per box!

  • All troops will receive a base price of 75 cents per box sold.
  • Troops who met participation requirements for the 2020 Fall Product Program will receive base proceeds up to 79 cents per box sold.
  • Troops participating in Early re-registration may be eligible to receive 10 cents in additional proceeds for every box sold.
  • Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops who "opt-out" of rewards will receive an additional 2 cents per box sold. The girls will still be eligible to earn patches, Extreme Team, and Top Seller rewards.
  • All rewards are based on a girl's individual sale. Sales may not be combined toward any Extreme or Top Seller rewards.
  • A troop can earn an additional 3, 6, or 9 cents per box if your service unit grows its sales by 3, 6, or 9%.
  • NEW THIS YEAR earn an additional penny for troops with all participating girls selling at least 15 boxes on the Digital Cookie Platform!

Girls in a troop and all troops work together to earn these rewards

Ways Families Can Support

Cookies and Girl Scout Program Pins and Badges - All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which recognizes the “5 Skills” learned and practiced during the cookie program. The Activity Pin is available for purchase at the Palm Beach County or Broward County Retail Stores.

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin - Make Girl Scout Cookie season a family affair!  Earning Cookie Entrepreneur Family pins makes spending time with family easy, fun, and even sweeter during cookie season. Start your collection today, and get ready to rock your Girl Scout pride all season long.

NEW Cookies for a Cause - This year we are offering a unique experience for girls who achieve certain Girl Reward levels, the Cookie Philanthropy patch! Let your girl decide if she wants the traditional reward or if she wants to help one of the horses at Equine Assisted Therapies, a non-profit organization that utilizes horses as therapy animals to help their community.

Looking for more Ideas? Use the link below to access a recording of an hour long Zoom chat with Patty Kopelman, parent of our 7-year top cookie seller Amanada K! During this chat Patty, shares selling techniques and hot tips for parents to help their girls reach their goals and beyond. Link to the Recording (Access Passcode: Cookies2021)

Social Media Resources

Looking for some help promoting the Cookie Program on social media?

Little Brownie Bakers has put together great resources to help parents and girls promote their sale via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. Not only do they provide a variety of graphics to choose from, but also suggested post copy to use. So all you need to do is dowload the image you like, copy and paste the wording, and click post on the social media platform of your choice!

  • 2021 Virtual Cookie Booth Posts includes promotional posts for your Digital Cookie site, donations, contactless delivery, and more
  • Cookie Announcements includes a graphic for each type of cookie
  • Cookie Pride includes graphics for proud dads, moms, volunteers, and fans
  • Cookie Season Phases includes promotional posts for countdowns, pop-up booths, drive-thru booths, and more
  • Holidays includes graphics and suggested post dates for Girl Scout Holidays
  • Profile Pics similar to the Cookie Pride graphics, these images are sized for use as profile pictures on your social media accounts

Girl Scouts, parents, and volunteers are also encouraged to follow and share posts from our council's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. As well as GSUSA's offical Facebook and Instagram pages.

Important Dates

December 1
Digital Cookie sales begin! Digital direct orders can be purchased at this time and will be delivered in 7-10 days (just in time for the holidays)! Girls can also start marketing their Cookie Program on the digital site. They can ask people to support their sale, but can not deliver or collect money before January 19, 2021.

January 24
Initial troop orders are due. Your Troop Cookie Manager will place this order.

February 16
Pre-orders can be delivered and girls can begin selling to friends and family.

February 18
Cookie Booth sales begin. Your Girl Scout may deliver and sell cookies, work at booths, and collect money beginning today.

March 21
Last day of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.