Please click Cookie Info here to download a Word Doc of all the 2015-2016 Cookie Information and Dates. The information is also listed below:
Check List for SNAP and Troop Cookie Advisor Set Up
- If you are not registered, please visit the GSEM registration page: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/default.aspx?pid=34
- If you have not accepted the Online Volunteer Agreement, please visit the GSEM Volunteer Agreement page: https://gsusa.ebiz.uapps.net/vp/FamilyManagement/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=1702528824&pid=34
- If you have not had a CORI, fill out the following form and contact Alicia Quealy or Karie Morrison-Logan for submittal: http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/forms/FormCORI.pdf (PDF)
- If you have not submitted your Troop Cookie Volunteer form, fill out the following form and bring it to the training or email it to email@example.com: http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/forms/Agree-Troop-Cookie-Advisor.pdf (PDF)
- If you have not submitted your troop bank account info, fill out the following form and return it to the address listed: http://www.girlscoutseasternmass.org/cookies/Troop-Bank-Account-Information.pdf (PDF)
Troop Cookie Advisor Responsibilities
- Make sure all of your girls are listed in SNAP
- Distribute order forms to the girls
- Enter troop and bank info into SNAP
- Send troop bank info to council
- Select mega drop location/date/time
- Enter initial and cupboard orders
- Make note of payment dates and ensure money is available to pay cookie bill (work with troop treasurer/leaders)
- Ensure all cookies are assigned to girls correctly and create recognition orders
Changes to the Program for 2015-2016
- There is no policy regarding when you collect money from your customers. It is completely up to you.
- The cost of a box of cookies has gone from $4 to $5.
- Troops now receive $0.90 per box. There is no more sliding scale. Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who opt out of recognitions earn an additional $0.05 per box.
- There are no more returns to the cupboards.
- Trios (Gluten free cookies) are available for order via SNAP and will count toward recognition. These are still not available on the order form. Delivery of the Trios to the cupboards is slated for the end of January.
- Initial order pick up date/time/location is by troop. You will be able to choose from a number of locations and times for 1/29, 1/30 and 1/31. Choose early to get your preferred spot.
- Initial orders can only be entered between 1/15 and 1/19, be prepared. DO NOT COMMIT INITIAL ORDERS. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE ONLY!!
- If you have a SAGE device, you must swipe the card. No manual entry of credit card information.
- All troops must have a bank account set up in SNAP. No bank account set up, no cookie orders.
- There is no more 10 days to pay for cupboard orders.
- Payments for cookies will now be automatically pulled from bank accounts. See page 24 of the cookie book for specific details.
Shannon Cornwell – Holliston Service Unit Cookie Manager
Toni Dixon – Product Sales GSEM
Travis Sammons – SNAP GSEM
Important Dates (Additional dates on page 3 of the Cookie Book)
11/24 – All registered girls uploaded to SNAP
12/1 – SNAP opens
12/11 – Cookie sales begin
12/18 – Holiday wrapping/cookie kick off
12/23 – Planned orders on or before 12/18 – 30% of outstanding balance deducted
1/14 – Town extra cookie consolidation info due
1/15 – SNAP open for initial orders
1/19 – SNAP closes for initial orders
1/27 – Planned orders on or before 1/18 – 50% of outstanding balance deducted
1/29 – 1/31 – Initial order pick up (snow dates 2/5-2/7)
2/17 – All orders on or before 2/9 – 50% of outstanding balance deducted
3/4 – Cupboards close
3/7 – Cookie allocations finished for recognitions
3/9 – All orders on or before 3/4 – 50% of outstanding balance deducted
3/11 – Troop to Troop transfer deadline
3/30 – All orders – 100% of outstanding balance deducted
April – Recognitions arrive
5/31 – Last day to sell remaining cookies
The Girl Scout cookie sale is the largest girl-led business in the world! When a Girl Scout sells cookies, she is doing much more than selling sweet treats to her community: she is building social skills, practicing goal setting, managing money, and learning a sense of business.
Selling cookies is optional for each troop and girl. The troop will usually set a troop selling goal and work together to achieve their goal. For each box sold, the troop receives a percentage of the proceeds back to use for their activities and events. By selling cookies, girls are helping their community and each other.
For more information, you can visit the Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Cookie pages.