Girls can have fun with the other girls in their troop while selling cookies in a cookie booth setting. They can sell at local grocery stores, department stores, banks, or after Sunday worship services. Some troops have even set up booths within distance of a fast-food drive through. Advisors and girls pick their own location and make arrangements with the store owner or manager.
When scheduling a date for a cookie booth, obtain the name of the contact person at the place of business and make sure they write on the calendar the date and time you will be there, your name, phone number and troop number (Wal-Mart policy is outside sales only). Stick to the time you indicated as other troops may be planning a cookie booth after your time slot is complete.
Troops with five registered girl members may participate in a cookie booth.
Troop cookie sale managers order the cookie booth order with their troop order through the online ordering system e-budde.
A maximum of 10% of the troop initial booth order rounded up to a full case of one variety may be returned to the Girl Scout Center. Deposit cookie booth monies into the TROOP account. Your troop account will be debited for your booth sales at $2.85 per package leaving $0.65 per package in troop proceeds.
Troops who sell one or two cases per registered girl in the troop earn one or two certificates each good for a free one-night rental of a camp building or troop attendance at scheduled swim parties at the Roenitz Family Pool at Camp Evelyn or at Crystal Lake. Only one certificate is needed for a one night troop stay at any of the council camp buildings or to attend a swim party, with the exception that two certificates are needed for a one night troop stay at the Crystal Lake House in June, July or August because rentals of the Crystal Lake House during these months include swimming. Cookie booth sales and the resulting awards are troop activities and thus recognition cannot be earned by individual girls for cookie booth sales.
Girls participating in a booth sale may earn a patch, which can be purchased for $1.00 each including shipping. Order online through the Petals to Patches Shop.