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The 2023 Girl Scouts River Valleys Cookie Program begins February 17 and ends March 26.

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

2022 Key Dates

Key Cookie Program Dates

  • January 9-15: Cookie booth lottery selection timeframe in Smart Cookies
  • January 16: Cookie Booth lottery runs in Smart Cookies
  • January 19-31: Cookie booth first-come, first-served rounds
  • January 22: Troop initial cookie order deadline in Smart Cookies
  • February 1: Girls will receive their Smart Cookies registration links by email. That's when they can set up their online account and get ready to send emails to family & friends and share their cookie link on social media.
  • February 11-17: Initial order cookie deliveries
  • February 12: Online sales and pre-sales begin
  • February 19: Cookie Go Day & Booth Go Day
  • April 3: Cookie sale ends
  • April 8: Reward order deadline for troops in Smart Cookies, final cookie money deposit due in troop account, Finance/Inventory Issue Forms due (if applicable)
  • May 4: Final Automated Clearing House (ACH) withdrawal from troop bank account for money due to Girl Scouts River Valleys
  • Week of May 23: Rewards ship to service units


Selling Resources for Girls & Families

The average River Valleys Girl Scout sold 302 packages in 2021. 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 the volunteer section of Cookie Central and 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.

  • Supply Chain Expert - Troop leaders and parents can support their Girl Scouts in adjusting their Cookie Program and understanding supply chain.

  • Where's Katie Facebook Contest - This uber-popular Facebook contest is back! Follow @girlscoutsrv to help us locate our cookie mascot Katie the Koala and you could win a special prize.

  • Cookie Adventure Bingo - Girls are encouraged to explore a variety of ways to sell cookies and earn the Adventure Bingo patch and attachable charm for each method used.

  • Cookie Booth of the Week - Cookie booths give troops the opportunity to showcase their creativity and marketing talents. Submit a photo of your troop in front of their eye-catching display for a chance to win!

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 social channels, FacebookTwitterInstagram, and more—so cool!