Girls can have fun with the other girls in their troop and learn great retail sales skills by selling cookies at 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 a fast-food drive-thru. Except for Pick 'n Save Stores, Festival Foods, and Copps in Manitowoc, troop leaders and girls pick their own location and make arrangements with the store owner or manager.
When holding a booth sale, please do not reuse plastic bags from competing places of business for customers' cookie booth orders. Local stores are generous in giving us space for cookie booths and we do not want to jeopardize this relationship. You can obtain plastic bags from the Girl Scout Center in Sheboygan or your local cupboard manager.
Troop cookie sale managers, with the approval of the troop leader, places a cookie booth order with their troop order in the online ordering system eBudde or pre-orders from a local cookie cupboard. 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. Booth cookies ordered via eBudde cannot be returned.
Troop cookie sale managers can also pre-order cookie booth cookies from a local cupboard selecting an available date and time that a cupboard is open for picking up and returning cookies. Full unopened cases of one variety can be returned to the cupboard within seven days of pick up. After seven days the troop is responsible for selling the cookies.
Specific procedures will be provided to troops each year. In short, these businesses require 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. Each year, you will be given a time period to sign up for Friday/Saturday/Sunday time slots. Troops may select three timeslots at each of these stores during peak sales periods. After that, vacant time slots can be selected.
Troops wishing to set up booth sales at other than Pick 'n Save, Festival Foods, and Copps in Manitowoc may contact the place of business and add the date, time, and location in eBudde so your booth sales can be promoted.
Local cupboards will be maintained in Fond du Lac, Port Washington, and Sheboygan. Use the Transaction Tab in eBudde to request cookies from a cupboard. All cupboards will have specific days and hours of operation listed for picking up cookies and returning cookies.
In addition to troop proceeds, troops holding booth sales may earn one or two free nights of a camp building rental at Camp Manitou or Camp Evelyn for a troop getaway. 252 packages must be sold for a one-night camp building in the peak months of June, July, or August. Additional packages sold over the minimum 132 or 252 required packages may be credited to girl sales. Follow directions for allocating booth cookie sale to girls on the Troop Cookie Sale Manager Powerpoint that was emailed to volunteers. When allocating to girls be sure to leave 132 or 252 packages in booth sales to earn the troop booth reward. Troops who sell 132 packages at their booth sale may opt to attend one of the scheduled troop pool parties at camp in teh summer. This cookie booth reward expires on December 31st of the year it was earned.
While cookies sold at booth sales can be allocated to girls, in order for a troop to earn a troop booth reward 132 or 252 packages must be sold (NOT credited to girls) in booth sales. The troop booth reward cannot be earned AND credit given to girls.
Each year, troops work together to earn special rewards for meeting their goals. Typically, these rewards have been trips to area water parks or other attractions. You will be provided with information yearly.