Cookie booths—that is, cookie pop-up sales in areas with lots of foot
traffic—are a fun way for girls to connect with their community and
practice their sales pitch with new customers. Booth locations must be
approved by councils, facilitated within council jurisdiction,
and participants must follow all council guidelines with regard
to setting up, running, and taking down a booth.
Create a great cookie booth experience for your girls by:
- Using your best judgment in setting up cookie booths in
locations that will be open, accessible, and safe for all girls and
- Choosing a high traffic area—this
could be your local supermarket, mall, or park—where you’ll maximize
the number of visitors to your booth.
- Checking out
your booth site ahead of the sale. Talk to business owners in the
area so they’ll know what to expect. Find out what security measures
are in place—these may include lights for evening sales and whether
a security camera watches the booth area—and where the nearest
bathrooms are located.
- Respecting the surrounding
businesses by making sure your booth isn’t blocking a store entrance
- Encouraging your girls to unleash their
creativity—and work on their advertising skills—to make colorful
signs and booth decorations that potential customers can’t resist!
Remind girls to be polite and to have their sales pitch ready for
And keep in mind:
- A minimum of two volunteers (at least one of whom is a
registered Girl Scout volunteer with the required background
check) and one girl should be present at the booth at all times.
With two or more volunteers, you’ll have adequate booth coverage if
the girls need to be accompanied to the restroom.
- If your
Daisies are still learning how to make correct change, help them
handle money as needed. But remember that girls make all sales at
- Changing your cookie booth hours or location?
Keep your customers in the loop and update your baker’s Digital
Cookie system with the new details. All scheduled booths are
available on the Cookie Finder App (IOS or Android).
- Certain locations may be
inappropriate for young girls based on the standards of your local
community, may negatively impact the cookie program experience for
girls, and/or may negatively impact our brand in your community. For
additional clarity, girls should not sell in or in front of
establishments that they themselves cannot legally patronize.
- Additionally, with respect to marijuana dispensaries, we have
been steadfastly combating the unauthorized uses of the Girl Scout
trademark by the cannabis community, which has been
marketing—without our authorization—certain cannabis products under
our youth-appealing brand. We are continuing to aggressively fight
these unauthorized uses of the Girl Scout brand and hope that our
councils and volunteers will join Girl Scouts of the USA’s efforts
by discouraging cookie booth locations at such locations.
For more tips to make your booth a success, check out our Cookie Booth Essentials.
In case of accident anytime professional assistance is required,
complete the following steps immediately after the incident:
1. Complete an Accident/Incident
2. Complete all questions on the Mutual
of Omaha Insurance Claim Form.
a. There is a section
for the injured or parent of injured to complete and sign as well as
b. Please make sure
that in the "troop validation or authorized activity
representative's validation" section that the signature there is
NOT the injured or the injured's parent. For example, if the leader or
the leader's daughter is the one that got hurt, then the co-leader
needs to sign here.
c. If you received any
type of paperwork/invoice/detailed receipt/diagnosis at your first
doctor or hospital visit, please attach it.
d. If you don't
receive anything, please return the claim form without any attachments.
e. Please have the
injured keep a copy of everything.
3. Troop leaders retain a copy of the
Accident/Incident Report Form and a copy of the Mutual of Omaha Claim Form.
4. Mail, within 48 hours of the accident,
the original Mutual of Omaha Claim Form with any available attachments
and a completed Accident/Incident Report Form to the Leadership and
Learning Center, Attn: Accident/Incident Report, 10008 Dupont Circle
Drive East, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 or hand deliver to any GSNI-M Service Center.
5. Council staff will forward the
completed insurance claim form to Mutual of Omaha to initiate the
opening of a claim.
6. Mutual of Omaha will contact the
parent/guardian directly and give them the claim number and directions
for the submission of claim-related information.
7. At this point, the injured or her
parent/guardian should work directly with Mutual of Omaha. Please do
not send or bring any additional receipts to GSNI-M. Everything should
go directly to Mutual of Omaha after the claim form has been sent.
Report Form and the Mutual
of Omaha Claim Form are available on the council website. Please
print them out and take them with you on each Girl Scout outing.