Girls can have fun with the other girls in their troop and learn great retail sales skills by selling cookies in a Girl Scout cookie booth. Booths can be held at local grocery stores, department stores, banks, or after Sunday worship services. Some troops have even set up booths near fast-food drive-thrus. Generally, A Troop Advisors and girls pick their own location and make arrangements with the store owner or manager.
Who May Hold a Booth Sale?
Troops with five registered girl members or more may participate in a cookie booth.
How to Order Booth Cookies:
Troop cookie sale managers, with the approval of the troop advisor, places a cookie booth order with their troop order in the online ordering system eBudde. Troops may incorporate into their booth sale the extra cookies needed to fill full cases and then order additional cookies specifically for the booth sale.
Scheduling a Booth Sale
Select and contact a local place of business before January 29 to ask if your troop may hold a booth sale there. Upon receiving a “yes,” write down the name of the contact person at the place of business and confirm that they have written down your name, phone number, and troop number and the date and time your troop will hold its booth sale on their calendar. EBudde timestamps booth requests so if two or more troops want the same date and time, the troop with the earliest time stamp will receive approval from their community cookie sale manager. Plan to hold your troop’s booth only during the dates, times, and locations of your scheduled time slot as other troops may have scheduled a cookie booth immediately before or after your time slot.
Cookie Booth Sales at Pick'n Save Stores and the Copps Store in Manitowoc (Owned by Roundy's):
Roundy’s corporate office requires that dates and times for cookie booths be pre-scheduled by the council. Please do not contact these stores directly to schedule a cookie booth. Troops will be able to select a date and time for these booths between the dates of February 20-March 22 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Troop Cookie Sale Managers with troop wanting to schedule at a Roundy’s-owned store should log into eBudde, and click on the Booth Sites tab making sure the words "Council Sales" appear on the top right of the screen. Select the appropriate city, store, date, and time from among those listed.
Cookie Booth Sales at Walmart
Walmart has special policies for Girl Scout cookie sale booths. Cookie booth sales held at Walmart can be held outside only. Additionally they have cookie sale blackout dates that extend from March 30-April 5. Booths may be scheduled through March 22.
After the door-to-door sale is over, you can check the Cookie Booth Locator to see dates and times other troops are scheduled to hold booth sales. http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com/ Try adding Little Brownie Bakers Cookie Locator mobile app to your smart phone. http://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/where-to-buy/
Getting Additional Cookies:
The council holds a Girl Scout Cookie inventory at the Girl Scout Center, 5212 Windward Court, Sheboygan during the cookie season. The community cookie sale manager for Fond du Lac, Katy Flury, will also hold inventory in Fond du Lac. Contact Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Unsold Booth Cookies:
A maximum of 10% of the troop booth order rounded up to a full case of one variety may be returned to the Girl Scout Center or to Katy Flury in Fond du Lac. The deadline to return cookies is March 23.
Paying For Cookie Booth Order:
On or before March 23, Troop Cookie Sale Managers should deposit cookie booth proceeds into the TROOP account. After March 23, the council will debit troop accounts for $2.85 per booth sale package, leaving $0.65 per package in troop proceeds in the troop bank account.
Earning Certificates – Minimum of 10 or 20 Cases Must Be Sold
In addition to troop proceeds, troops holding booth sales may earn one or two certificates to rent a building at Camp Manitou or Camp Evelyn. A minimum of 10 cases must be sold to earn one certificate, and a minimum of 20 cases must be sold to earn two certificates. Certificates may be redeemed for a night’s rental of a camp building or troop attendance at a scheduled swim parties at the Roenitz Family Pool at Camp Evelyn or the Crystal Lake House. 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, The Cedars, or the Pine Troop House at Camp Manitou in June, July or August because rentals of these facilities during these months includes swimming.
Individual Girl Scout Awards for Cookie Booth Sales
Cookie booth sales are troop activities and so cookie sale awards cannot be earned by individual girls for cookie booth sales. Booth sales are not included in the 160 per girl sales average to earn vouchers for the Kalahari Water Park in Wisconsin Dells. However, girls participating in a booth sale may receive a patch which can be purchased for $1.00 each, including shipping. Order online through the Petals to Patches Shop.