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What Girl Scout Parents Should Know About Girl Scout Cookies

Thank you for your support of Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Much more than a way to raise money, the Cookie program is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program that helps equip your Girl Scout with the experience and financial literacy tools that she will take with her into high school, college and beyond.

When families understand the importance of the Cookie Program, they give it their full support and help girls do everything it takes to be successful. As a parent, you play a key role in helping families understand the importance of the Cookie Program.

All girls must turn in a signed permission form before they start taking cookie orders. Form should be given to your Troop Cookie Manager.

There’s More to Girl Scout Cookies!"

Selling cookies teaches girls about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics; skills which are essential to leadership, to success, and to life

  • Goal Setting as she sets cookie sales goals and makes a plan to reach them
  • Decision-Making as she decides how her team will spend the cookie money
  • Money Management as she takes orders and handles customers’ money
  • People Skills as she learns to talk and listen to all kinds of people while selling cookies
  • Business Ethics as she is honest and responsible every step of the way

The Cookie Program supports all of the girls in the local council and makes it possible to provide girl programs, low-cost council events, training, resources and support for adult programs.


Where can Girl Scout Cookies take her? 

  • Travel adventures in other parts of the world
  • College scholarships
  • Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting and so much more!


Getting Started on Digital Cookie

Get excited! With more options and simpler processes, Digital Cookie is the new way of selling Girl Scout Cookies. Make sure to look out for a Digital Cookie registration email!

Let’s get you started with this awesome new tool.

  • Look out for a registration email with a temporary link to the Digital Order Card.
  • Use the temporary link to create a password and log in to the Digital Order Card.
  • Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  • Off you go with your account!

If your Girl Scout is 12 or younger: 

  • Use your account to read and accept the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge together.
  • Then you can work on her Digital Cookie site together.

If your Girl Scout is 13 or older:

  • Use your account to sign her up for her own account.
  • She will then receive an email with a temporary link to the Digital Order Card.

She can then use the temporary link to:

  • Create a password and log in to the Digital Order Card.
  • Read and accept the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.
  • Set up her Digital Cookie site and submit it for your approval.


  • You will receive an email alert prompting you to review and approve her Digital Cookie site.
  • Once you approve it, your Girl Scout is ready to sell cookies online and have a ton of fun!


Cookies for a Cause

Committed to giving back to our community, Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council has always had a strong cookie donation program. In the past, we have focused on military efforts (Cookies for the Troops), but in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies, we are expanding our efforts to include a local focus while maintaining support of USO and military charities. Learn more about Cookies for a Cause and nominate your favorite cause today!


Cookie Rewards

Cookie Dough is a great way to help pay for GS Summer Camp, GS Troop trips, programs, GS membership registration and much, much more.

Check out other rewards Girl Scouts can earn through the Cookie Program, including a Go Pro, iPad Mini, Apple Watch and more!


Become a Girl Scout Cookie Volunteer

We are always looking for parents to volunteer. Become or troop leader or help out with the cookie program by becoming a cookie mom or dad!

To become a Troop or Cookie Volunteer, complete the Girl Scout Interest Form and state that you are interested in becoming the Cookie Volunteer for your Girl Scouts’ Troop or Service Unit. Once the form is completed, a Girl Scouts representative will reach out to you.


Important Cookie Resources

Fall Product Program

The Fall Product Program is a great learning experience for girls as it emphasizes teamwork and goal setting. Held before the Cookie Program, the Fall Product Program is a great way for troops to earn start-up funds for the year. Product partners and items for sale include:

  • QSP: magazines
    • GSHNC ID number: 2689826.
  • Ashdon Farms: candy and nuts
  • To Remember This: photo keepsake items

Visit our Resources section to download Fall Product Program information and forms.