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Smart Cookies Training Happening Now!


The new Smart Cookies inventory management system is here! Join us for Smart Cookies Training, where we’ll do a complete walkthrough of this exciting new system.

Register here for one of the dates and times below for the troop and Juliette training!
  • January 4 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • January 5 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • January 6 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
If you’re a Service Unit Product Chair (SUPC) and you missed last night’s training for SUPCs, the recording will be posted to The Bridge by the end of next week.

The Family Training PowerPoints are now available on the Bridge. There are two versions: one directed towards the parents/guardians and another towards the girls.

Building an Initial Order


To have cookies the first day of the program, the Troop Product Manager (TPM) and Juliette parent/guardians place an Initial Order for cookies BEFORE girls approach customers. Research shows when girls have cookies on-hand, they have more successful sales!

As the Initial Order deadline on January 16 approaches, we want to give you some great resources over the next few weeks so you feel confident placing your troop’s order for the cookies to start your program.

Supporting Documents: Last month, you should have received your Cookie Program Planning Guide email, with some figures based on last year’s program (if your troop sold cookies last year), to help you decide what goals to set for this year. Email us at info@gsiowa.org if you didn’t and are interested in receiving one!

Psst… Service Unit Product Chairs (SUPCs), be sure to have your delivery locations for the Initial Orders updated in Smart Cookies. See the Delivery Station – Smart Cookies Guide for instructions on how to do this.

Tip of the Week:


Would you like a step-by-step walkthrough of how to request lottery booths and enter troop-secured booths in Smart Cookies? Check out the Booth Sales – Smart Cookies Guide now available on The Bridge!
Coming Up in the Next Shout Out:
  • Initial Order Due January 16
  • First Come, First Serve Booth Sales

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