As we finish another great Cookie Program in a few weeks, here are some reminders to help program wrap-up be as smooth as possible for your troop!
- Girls Showing in Smart Cookies:
Make sure all your registered girls are in Smart Cookies. If a girl is missing in Smart Cookies, please make sure they are currently registered for the 2018-19 year and then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Troop to Girl Transfers
: Be sure to give each girl the right amount of package credit, including transferring all cookies sold at booth sales.
- Credit for Samples:
If your inventory is a few packages off, remember to account for your booth samples and troop sample! Each booth that was registered and approved in Smart Cookies will receive a credit for one free sample package for your booth. Each troop also receives a credit for a sample package to share with the girls in preparation for cookies. Those credits are not applied until the end of the program, before the final auto-withdrawal, but you should transfer those packages in a troop-to-girl transfer to account for your inventory.
- Troop Proceed Plan:
Double check that you’ve selected the right troop proceed plan. Remember, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador troops have the opportunity to opt-out of rewards for more troop proceeds!
- Joy Project:
If your troop has collected donations and you
don’t have cookies on-hand, be sure to enter a Virtual Cookie in Smart Cookies for your Joy Project packages by March 31
! Check out our Joy Project – Smart Cookies Guide
if you need help. If you took Troop Cookie Donations (donations that you’re donating to a charity of your choice with your own inventory), you can purchase these adorable Troop Cookie Donations patches for $1 each (available in GSGI shops and online this spring)! Need some clarification on tracking donated cookies? Check out our handy guide
on The Bridge.
- Gluten Free Patches:
Some troops have opted to order Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies online (using one girl’s order link) but distributing the cookies for other girls in the troop to sell. This has been great for getting cookies to customers, but the CCCs ordered online can’t be transferred from girl to girl to give credit. If there are girls in your troop that have met the requirement for selling 6+ packages for CCCs, but are NOT showing those cookies in Smart Cookies as they were ordered online through another girl, please fill out this form
to request additional Gluten Free Patches for those girls. The deadline to request the additional Gluten Free patches is March 31.
- Reward Order:
Remember, every troop needs to go through the Reward Order process whether the troop is opting out of rewards or not. Check out the Troop Proceeds and Rewards - Smart Cookies Guide
for a walkthrough!
- Girl Recognition Plan
(for those earning a technology/experience item): Be sure to check with any girls selling 1000+ packages to see if they would like the technology/experience item instead of rewards and/or Cookie Dough. You will need to change the recognition plan for that individual girl in Smart Cookies. Check out the Troop Proceeds and Rewards - Smart Cookies Guide
for more information.