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There's MORE to Girl Scout Cookies...

Our Girl Scout Cookie Program is much more than a fundraiser.  It's a fun way for girls of all ages to earn the money that fuels their dreams.

It's a powerful, hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program.  The countless exciting possibilities - from new business opportunities to a healthier planet to a more beautiful world - begin with the skills girls learn and the actions they take today.   Girls will learn firsthand the ins and outs of running their own cookie businesses, even "branding" their enterprises for the maximum impact.

On this page, you will find some helpful resources!

 

Important Dates to Remember

January 11

Cookie Sale Begins

January 26 at 11:59 pm

Troop Initial Order and Rewards due in ebudde

February 17 - 21

Cookie Delivery

February 21

 Cupboard open for pick-ups

February 21

Booth Sales Begin

March 12

Digital Cookie Sale Ends

March 15

Cookie Sale Ends

March 16 at 11:59 pm

Troop Final Order & Rewards due in ebudde

March 24

ACH Payment

Volunteer & Parent Resources
Special Programs

Gift of Caring - "Cookies for Heroes"

Thanks to our Gift of Caring community service project, cookies can give back!  GSGMS is continuing the Cookies for Heroes program.  Last year over 5000 boxes were distributed and shipped overseas to women and men serving our country.

Cookies for Heroes is a program that allows the community to send Girl Scout cookies to military personnel serving overseas and local heroes at home.  This can include veterans, firemen & women, policemen & women and EMTs.

This is a terrific alternative for those who want to support GSGMS without actually purchasing the cookies themselves, and is ideal for companies and corporations.

The girls receive credit for these cookies sold.  The Council delivers the cookies; volunteers and girls do not handle any of the boxes!

Here's how it works:

  • During the sale, girls explain Cookies for Heroes and ask customers if they would like to purchase an additional box of cookies as a gift for our heroes at home.
  • A Girl Scout accepts payment when the customer places the order.
  • The virtual boxes will be entered in eBudde in the "heroes" column.

 

Each Girl Scout who sells a minimum of six (10) Cookies for Heroes boxes will earn a special patch!

Cookie Entrepreneur

Goal setting is the first step to making dreams a reality. Here at Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, we want our girls to experience the feeling of accomplishment first hand. That’s why we’ve come up with The Entrepreneurial Pin Program. Each Girl Scout in any age group can achieve an Entrepreneurial Pin by filling out a goal plan sheet this cookie season. By looking at potential rewards for achieving the desired sales, each girl will set her cookie sales goal for the season. Using the Entrepreneurial Pin Tracking Sheet based on her age group, girls can fill in the goal tracker as the sales are completed. 

Because there is more to a goal than simply setting and achieving it, the Entrepreneurial Tracking Sheets also offer help along the way, asking girls to think “What are the steps I can take to achieve this goal?” and providing spaces to create mile markers of small achievements. At the end of the season, if the goals set were achieved, along with pride for hitting their sales target, girls will receive their Entrepreneurial Pin.

Want to know more about the new Cookie Entrepreneur pins?!  Find the checklists for your level at the links below:
Cookie Pro 2020

 

Hey barrier breakin,’ challenge crushin,’ and lead takin’ cookie entrepreneurs! Are you putting that unmatchable Girl Scout courage to the test every year to create positive change? We want to hear from you and reward you for all your hard work selling Girl Scout Cookies® in the 2019–20 season with a chance to win BIG. All you have to do is enter the 2020 Cookie Pro contest February 1–March 31.

Entering is simple: participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program® this season and highlight your unique cookie business smarts by answering questions about the skills you learned and your experience selling cookies!

Participating in the Cookie Pro contest is easy! Simply answer a set of questions online and submit them along with a solo photo of yourself.

We can’t wait to hear how you’ve been crushing your goals, learning tons of new skills, and taking the lead to rock your cookie business all season long!

Come back on February 1, 2020, to enter the contest for your chance to win the grand prize!

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