General Info on our Cookie Sale
The 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program will kick off with friends & family order taking starting December 20, 2010.
About Our Cookies:
Our cookies are baked by Little Brownie Bakers of Louisville, Kentucky, one of two companies in the country licensed by GSUSA to bake Girl Scout Cookies. Eight varieties of cookies are available:
Lemon Chalet Crèmes*
|Zesty lemon crème filled sandwich cookie |
|Trefoils* ||Old-fashioned shortbread|
|Do-Si-Dos ||Oatmeal-peanut butter sandwich cookie|
|Samoas ||Caramel and toasted coconut striped with chocolate|
|Dulce de Leche* ||Sweet, bite size indulgent cookies, rich with milk caramel chips|
|Thank You Berry Munch*||Crispy rice with premium cranberries & creamy white fudge chips|
|Tagalongs ||Crisp vanilla cookie topped with peanut butter and coated in chocolate|
|Thin Mints ||World famous crisp chocolate mint cookie|
* Four varieties now are free of ALL hydrogenated oils.
Cookie Ingredient Questions?
Little Brownie Bakers understands your concerns over food safety. For answers to your questions regarding the ingredient sourcing of Girl Scouts® Cookies, read these FAQs.
Committed To Safety
You may have seen recent news regarding the recalls of toys and other products manufactured in China. At Little Brownie Bakers, we want to assure you that we share your serious concern for the safety of girls and their families. That's why we put every promotion, premium and recognition item through rigorous safety testing before it is approved for delivery. See the complete notice. [PDF]
Wheat Gluten Statement
The wheat gluten in our Girl Scout Cookies® is sourced from safe suppliers. To address recent concerns pertaining to wheat gluten, please see our press release. See the Press Release.
Pricing and Proceeds:
All cookies sell for $4.00 per box. Money is collected upon delivery.
Troop retains $.65 per box sold if on Traditional Incentive plan (i.e. girls earn incentive items)
Troop retains $.70 per box sold if on Cash Incentive plan (i.e. only patches are earned)
NEW in 2011 Tiered proceeds awarded after 1000 boxes, add $0.03 for each box sold
| Dec 20- Jan 22 || Girls take initial orders|
| February 3 - 17 || Initial order delivery, order taking continues|
| February 18 - March 27 || Booth sales, order taking continues|
| February 23 || Cupboards open|
| March 27 || Cookie Sale Activities end |
How to buy cookies:
The best way is through your local Girl Scout Troop! If a Girl Scout does not stop by your home, during the month of March, troops will be conducting booth sales all over the council area. Check our Cookie Locator to identify a booth sale in your neighborhood.
The benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program activities:
GSUSA has identified 5 skills gained through participation in Girl Scout Product Sale programs. These skills are an integral ingredient in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Goal Setting - Girl Scouts set goals individually and, with her team, creates a plan to reach them. Girls develop Cooperation and Team Building Skills along the way
Decision Making - Each girl helps decide how her troop will spend their product sales proceeds, furthering the Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills that will help in many aspects of life in the future.
Money Management - Girl Scouts take orders, handle customer's money and gain valuable and Practical Life Skills in financial literacy
People Skills -Product Sale Program experience, help Girl Scouts develop Healthy Relationships and Conflict Resolution skills she can use throughout her life.
Business Ethics - Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of a product sale. These business ethics reinforce the Positive Values she is developing as a Girl Scout.