Ways to Participate
Cookies In Hand
This year, Gateway Council girls will continue with Cookies in
Hand (a direct sale program) so they can offer cookies directly to
customers right at the point of sale! Girls will also have the
opportunity to take preorders with the order card beginning Jan. 1
to help ease the transition to selling only with Cookies in
Benefits of Cookies in Hand:
- Less time consuming for Girl Scouts, families and troops.
- It combines order-taking and delivery into one step with no back
and forth in ordering and delivery attempts.
- It offers
girls more opportunities to increase sales and earn more
- Everyone receives instant cookie
Customers stop by troops' storefronts to purchase cookies for
themselves or to donate.
While we recommend reserving your cookie booths for the season, we
encourage you to get creative with selling and try a “pop-up” booth.
Set up a booth in non-retail, common spaces with heavy foot traffic
like food truck courts, festivals or community sporting events. Troop
leaders or product sales managers are responsible for getting
permission from the manager of the space where they will be setting up
their pop-up booth.
A pop-up booth doesn’t have to be a booth
at all: Girls and volunteers can sell cookies from a wagon that they
pull around, similar to a Walkabout.
If your troop
decides to do a pop-up booth, please be respectful and share the space
with other Girl Scouts if other troops are nearby. All safety
guidelines must be followed.
It’s everything you already love about the Girl Scout Cookie
Program, supercharged. The Digital Cookie platform allows you to
customize the way you learn and earn, using technology in new and
engaging ways, all while earning cool cookie business badges along the
way. Learn more »
Girl Scouts will walk their neighborhood selling cookies door to
door. This is a great opportunity to visit customers you might have
missed in January — or to revisit customers who need to restock! Learn more »
Gift of Caring
During the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Gateway Council will
Angels with the Gift of Caring program. Gift of Caring allows
customers to support military personnel by purchasing packages of
cookies to be delivered to service members and their families through
the Soldiers' Angels organization. Learn more »