Cookie Sale Craft Videos

When you participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—and that’s kind of a huge deal! Whether you’re a Cookie Rookie or have done this before, you’ll find the how-to videos below a helpful resource to take your marketing efforts to the next level!

How to Make a QR Code

Lanyards

Bee themed Name Tags

Get Started with Canva – An easy to use website to create sharable and printable images!

Canva – How to Make Business Cards

Canva – How to Make Cookie Wrappers

These resources are to help inspire you to get creative. Your materials don’t need to be an exact match to any of the above ideas, make it unique and add your personality to it. We are eager to see what Cookie Entrepreneurs create in the 2021 Cookie season!

Cookie FAQs

Cookie Season can sometimes be just as confusing as it is exciting. That’s why we’ve put together a FAQ list for all those new to the Cookie Program to help answer your most frequently asked questions. Keep reading to get set-up for Cookie Program success!

When does the cookie sale start?

Badgerland’s 2020 Cookie Sale starts February 15 and ends March 22.

How much does a box of cookies cost?

Cookies are $4 a box with the exclusion of the gluten-free cookie which is $5 a pouch.

How do I sign up for a booth?

Troops can reserve booths at council-secured locations using the Smart Cookies website. Booths are first reserved via a lottery system (this occurred January 14). After this, booths are reserved on a first come, first served basis. After the first week of sign-up (Jan 16-19), the scheduler re-opens every Sunday at 8am, at which time troops can select an additional 3 booths.

Can my girl sell online?

Girls can sell online by sending Direct Ship and Girl Delivery ecards to contacts via the Smart Cookies website. No online transactions beyond the ABC Smart Cookies website may occur. Cookies may not be sold via community buy-sell-trade sites, online auction or sale sites (Ebay/Craigslist), or Facebook Marketplace. Families and girls 13 and older (with parental permission) may advertise the cookie sale on personal social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), but sales must be completed in person or via Smart Cookies and the girl must complete the sale.

How do I sign up for Smart Cookies?

Mid-January you should have received an email from ABC Smart Cookies with a link to create an account. After creating your username and password, you’ll be sent a separate email to verify the account. If you did not receive your initial email from ABC Smart Cookies, call our Customer Care line to get started setting up your account.

Are marketing resources available?

Yes! You can find resources such as flyers and thank you cards available on the “Cookie Volunteer” page on our website

When do I need to return unopened cases of cookies?

Girls/Families should return any clean, unopened cases of cookies they don’t think they’ll be able to sell to their troop by March 8.

Troops will return unopened, clean cases of cookies to council March 14-15

I couldn’t make it to a cookie training, now what?

All our trainings as well as resources from Cookie U and CookiePalooza are available on our website! Find the most detailed resources on the “Cookie Volunteers” page. Family and girl-focused resources can be found on our “For Cookie Sellers” page.

Where do I go if I’m confused/need help?

For quick reference, our Cookie Guide is available on our Cookie Volunteers page. Still can’t find the answer to your question? Our Customer Care team is available 8:30-5 M-F via phone (800.236.2710) or email (info@gsbadgerland.org) to help! You can also message our Facebook page with quick questions and inquires.

We hope we answered a few of your most-asked cookie questions with our FAQ! As mentioned above, don’t be afraid to reach out with your questions: we’re here to make your Cookie Sale a success!

10 Cookie Selling Tips from Wisconsin’s Top Cookie Seller!

Victoria, Badgerland’s Top Cookie Seller for 2016.
BADGERLAND NOTE:
Victoria Lenius was Badgerland’s Top Cookie Seller in 2016. And…she sold more cookies than any other Girl Scout in all of Wisconsin last year! Just how many cookies did she sell? 5,379 boxes! With that kind of success, we asked Victoria to share some of her tips to cookie success and what she most enjoys about being part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 

By: Victoria Lenius, Madison Cadette Troop 2082

I love selling cookies. It’s a treat every year to see the new prizes and decide which ones I want to earn. I love that my mom lets us always buy a few boxes to eat throughout the sale. I love talking with customers and telling them about the charity my troop is supporting through Cookie Share. Many customers donated between a quarter to a dollar. Because of their donations, our troop was able to buy a lot of cookies that we decided to donate for the homeless. I love that our troop gets money and that we can do fun activities throughout the year. Some of the awesome things we’ve done include horseback riding, skiing, swimming and Rockin’ Jump.

Here are some of my tips for selling cookies:

  1. Always make eye contact.
  2. Talk loud enough for customers to hear you.
  3. Use an assertive voice.
  4. Use good manners.
  5. Know how to make change quickly. Practice if necessary.
  6. Say “Hello” or another greeting. Don’t just say, “Would you like to buy Girl Scout cookies?”
  7. Stay friendly and chat with the customers throughout the sale and always say thank you.
  8. Set reasonable goals and don’t give up!
  9. Set your goals in parts so you can achieve small pieces at a time.
  10. Never forget your uniform and keep it up-to-date. Know your badges and patches, because I’ve learned customers like to talk about them and will be more likely to buy cookies when we talk about them.