The Girl Scout Cookie Program you know and love is going beyond door and booth sales and offering more ways to buy cookies and support girls' learning than ever before. And the best part is that Digital Cookie helps take five essential life skills Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics that girls learn through the traditional cookie program to a whole new level — introducing critical lessons about online marketing, application use, and ecommerce. Door to Door AND Booth Sales will continue as always! Digital Cookie is an ADDITIONAL way for girls to reach more customers and to sell Girl Scout Cookies.
Girls who sell door to door and via Digital Cookie sell more cookies than girls who just use traditional sales methods.
Parents will be sent an email in early December with a link to work with their daughter in setting up her Digital Cookie webpage. Parents must have an email address on file with Girl Scouts of Manitou Council in order to receive this email.
This overview enables Girl Scouts to use online resources in a safe and fair manner.
"Must do" for all Girl Scouts:
Read and sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge with their parent or guardian.
Obtain parent/guardian permission to participate in any Girl Scout product activity. In addition, permission must be given and oversight must be available for any product activity using online resources.
Know and follow the rules for selling and delivering cookies, whether door to door, at cookie booths, at special events, or as follow-up to an email commitment.
"Can do" for all Girl Scouts
Use Girl Scouts of the USA approved vendor email tools to inform friends, family, and former customers within council ZIP code(s) when they are selling cookies.
Use group email overseen by an adult (such as Brownies574Colorado@gmail.com), a parent/guardian's address in partnership for sending emails to friends and family, and/or a static group web page for marketing.
Manage an online database of customers on the vendor's site. They can also create their own database, as long as the privacy of customers is respected.
"Cannot do" for Girl Scouts and their parents/guardians
What Girl Scouts can tell customers:
Any of the following may apply:
Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes
Girls read and sign off on the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge
Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (age 13 and older)
Girls read and sign off on the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.
Girls 13 and older can use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to market product as long as they have a parent/guardian's permission, are under adult supervision, and follow guidelines in Volunteer Essentials.
Girls 13 and older can use YouTube for marketing, but must have parental permission.
Girls 13 and older may market on a parent's social networking site in partnership with an adult.