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The 2023 Girl Scout Cookie sale is underway!  It will end on March 5, 2023. 

Last year (the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Sale), Troop 1806 girls sold a total of 14,250 boxes, of which 556 “boxes” were Operation Cookie Drop donations.

.Ten Cookie Varieties to Chose From

At the top of this page are pictures of the ten cookies available for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Sale, produced by the ABC Bakery for our Council.  Each picture has a link to the ABC Bakery page describing the cookie in more details. cookie sale 1

Raspberry Rally Cookie
NEW this year but only available by online/direct ship purchase
 (not available through booths or girl delivery)!

The Raspberry Rally Cookie is NEW, but does not replace any of the nine cookie types that were available last year (and are available again this year).  Instead the Rasperry Rally cookie is available for sale by Troop 1806 Girl Scouts as an online/direct-ship option only.

For Cookie Buyers and Operation Cookie Drop Donors

Direct Sale of Boxes:  Cookie sales in our Council are all direct sale.  Girls make these direct sales by going through neighborhoods with actual cookies in hand, others are setting up cookie sales booths, some are doing both.  There are also virtual and online sale options.  Booth locations at non-residential locations have to be approved by our Council (to avoid conflicts with other Girl Scout troops), so as soon as we have those approvals, we post booth sale locations, for all our patrols, on our Cookie Booth page.

SmartCookies:  Girls can earn awards, manage sales, and create online sales opportunities through their own SmartCookies account.  Our Council will send each girl a special link to create her own SmartCookies account for the 2023 cookie sale.

OnLine Sales:  Troop 1806 girls have two main options for online sales.  Each of these online sales methods requires the girl to initiate the online sales contact with a buyer-there isn’t a website to just buy cookies online from a specific girl or troop. 

    The first online sales method is like a virtual order card.  The girl initiates an e-mail invitation to a buyer through her SmartCookies account, the buyer selects the cookies they want (including Operation Cookie Drop, if desired), and the girl then arranges to deliver the cookies to the buyer herself and collect the sales price.  The customer has the ability to prepay online for the cookies, so that when the girl delivers them, they are also paid for.  As in previous years, credit/debit cards may be used for payment upon delivery.

    The second online sales method is called SmartCookies Direct.  With SmartCookies Direct, the girl still initiates the sales contact to a buyer, but the buyer purchases directly from the bakery (full sales credit goes to the girl), using a credit/debit card, and the bakery will then ship directly to the buyer.  New this year is a reduced shipping cost, ,subsidized by our Council, as another COVID protection mechanism.

Operation Cookie Drop:  Buyers who want to support Troop 1806’s cookie sale have the option (in addition to, or instead of, buying actual boxes for themselves), to make a charitable donation of cookie boxes to our active military.  This is called Operation Cookie Drop.  Girls at booths or going through neighborhoods will give this option to anyone.  The way it works is like this:  Say the buyer/donor wants to give a $25 donation to a Troop 1806 girl for the cookie sale.  This donation is “converted” by the girl to equivalent number of boxes.  So a $25 donation would be 5 Operation Cookie Drop boxes (25 divided by 5).  If the donation is something other than in multiples of 5, then the donation will be rounded down to the nearest multiple of 5.  This is reported to our Council, which will, later in the year, calculate the total Operation Cookie Drop donations in our Council, and deliver these. Donors cannot designate the actual types of boxes given by the Council to the military.  The only way donors can designate and deliver actual boxes to military personnel is to do it through the direct ship sale.

Payment for Cookies:  Payment for Girl Scout cookies, whether in direct sales, online sales or at cookie booths, can always be made with cash (real cash, no cash apps), but girls may or may not have exact change with them when making these sales.  Checks are never accepted for payment unless the girl’s family personally knows the writer of the check and trusts that the check will not be returned or stopped.  Payment can also be made by credit/debit checkcard, provided that the girl has created her personal SmartCookies account, and is accompanied by a smartphone or iPad user who has the app installed.There is no extra charge to the buyer or Troop 1806 for using the credit/debit checkcard.   Buyers can also prepay  for cookies online, still with girl delivery of the actual cookies.

Taking Orders for More Cookies/Operation Cookie Drop:  Even though the sale is all direct order, Troop 1806 girls do take orders during the sale period for more cookies and to accept additional Operation Cookie Drop donations.

For Our Troop 1806 Cookie Sellers

Resources.  Most resources for the cookie sale are available through the SmartCookies interface.  There is also good information available on our cookie sellers homepage of our council website.  Look to the left navigation bar for links to resources.

Working with Patrol Cookie Managers.  Each Troop 1806 patrol has a patrol cookie manager.  The patrol cookie managers work as a team with Chip Reinhardt as the Troopwide Cookie Coordinator.  The patrol cookie managers line up booths, do training, answer questions, collect money, keep accounts, staff booths, order and distribute cookies, figure recognitions, and many other functions.  Girls and families in a patrol must work closely with their patrol cookie managers to assure a successful sale.

Cookie Sale Permission Form.  Troop 1806 girls participating in the cookie sale must submit a Cookie Sale permission form from a parent or guardian.  The Cookie Sale permission form makes an adult financially responsible for any cookie boxes that are signed out by a patrol cookie manager to a girl in the patrol.  Girls who do not submit Cookie Sale permission forms will not be allowed to participate in the sale.

Earning Patrol Cookie Money:  For each box of cookies sold (whether actual or online) and for each Operation Cookie Drop box, all at $5 per box, the Troop 1806 patrol to which the girl belongs will earn a per-box commission which is tied to the overall per-girl average of cookies sold in the entire troop.

Earning Recognitions:  In addition to patrol cookie money for the patrol, individual Troop 1806 girls will receive special patches, prizes and recognitions based on the number of boxes (both cookie boxes and donation/Operation Cookie Drop boxes) they sold.  All of these patches, prizes and recognitions are described in the 2023 CookieGram.

Earning Pins and Badges:  By participating in the sale, and learning the skills associated with this girl-run business, every Troop 1806 girl is able to earn a number of pins and awards.  Check out this link:

Girl Scout Cookie Badges and Pins

Some other awards and patches have special requirements:  Cookie Rally patch (attend the Troop 1806 troopwide cookie rally, or alternatively a Council or patrol cookie rally), Cookie Booth patch (work at least one cookie booth with your patrol), My First Cookie Sale patch (for girls new to the sale), Walkabout patch (must sell 15 boxes of cookies during the walkabout week of January 14-20); Goal Getters patch (setting your personal sales goals in SmartCookies before January 31), Online Marketing patch (15 marketing e-mails through SmartCookies) Smart Cookie Patch (1 SmartCookies Direct sale), and Operation Cookie Drop patch (must sell 15 donation/OCD boxes).

Chip Reinhardt
Troopwide Cookie Coordinator, Troop 1806
(see Contacts page to get in touch)