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Selling Tips

There are a variety of opportunities to sell cookies beyond door-to-door sales and cookie booths.

Get Creative!

Below are suggestions for selling cookies. Have ideas not covered here? Consider sharing them on our Facebook page or send them to girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org to have your idea shared with fellow Girl Scouts.

  • Be sure to ask everyone if they would like to purchase Girl Scout Cookies. The number one reason people don’t buy cookies is because they were never asked.
  • Encourage customers to buy enough cookies to last until the following cookie season. A hot summer day is the perfect time for a frozen Thin Mint.
  • Always tell customers your goals for selling cookies. Decorate T-shirts, paint posters, or make signs explaining your goals.
  • Host a troop door-to-door sales party. Split into teams and walk door-to-door in designated neighborhoods, then meet as a troop to warm up and celebrate the troop’s success. Consider recognizing each team for a unique accomplishment: most cookies sold, most Samoas sold, best manners, best energy, etc.
  • Save your order cards from year-to-year and contact previous buyers first.
  • Offer Girl Scout Cookie recipes.