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The 2021 Cookie Program has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated. Check back in the fall for next year’s sale dates.

For Cookie Sellers

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world! Having the opportunity to run your very own cookie business gives you skills essential for success today and in the future:

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    Goal Setting

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    Decision Making

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     Money Management

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    People Skills

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    Business Ethics

2021 Key Dates

Key Cookie Program Dates

  • December 5-9: Service Unit Virtual Training Sessions
  • January 18: Cookie Booth Lottery
  • January 20: First-come, first-served booth sign-up opens in Smart Cookies
  • January 22: Troop initial cookie order deadline in Smart Cookies
  • January 25: Service unit initial cookie order deadline in Smart Cookies
  • February 6: Online sales and pre-sales begin
  • February 12-18: Initial order cookie deliveries
  • February 20: Cookie Go Day & Booth Go Day
  • March 19: First ACH withdrawal from troop bank account for troop cookie inventory (As of March 12)
  • April 2: Door-to-door and council-secured booth sales end
  • April 4: Online sales end; troop-secured booths end
  • April 7: Reward order deadline for troops in Smart Cookies
  • April 7: Final cookie money deposit due in troop bank account; Finance/Inventory Issues Form due (if needed)
  • April 10: Reward order deadline for service units in Smart Cookies
  • April 30: Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawal from troop bank account for money due to Girl Scouts River Valleys
  • Week of May 17: Rewards ship to service units


Selling Resources for Girls & Families

The average River Valleys Girl Scout sold 212 packages in 2020. Find out how you can sell creatively, be safe, and reach your cookie selling goals with our resources for cookie sellers.

Selling Resources for Volunteers

Volunteers involved in the Cookie Program should visit for training and resources.

Find out which Girl Scouts Cookie Program Pins and Badges (PDF) you can earn. More information about council-run contests and patch programs will be posted closer to the start of the cookie sale.

Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins

Each Girl Scout grade level has its own set of requirements to help families guide their Girl Scout as she runs her own cookie business year after year. Girls can earn all 13 pins in the collection—one unique pin for every year they participate and meet the requirements. Guidelines for each program level are on the Volunteer Toolkit in the resources tab and linked below.

  •  Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins
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  • Questions? Get answers! Check out the Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pins FAQs.

 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our Powered by Cookies gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more—so cool!