Info for Parents

If you’re thinking, “Yes! I want my daughter to have fun, learn skills, and sell cookies as part of the world’s largest girl-led business!,” visit our Join page and register right now! Read on for more important details about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business and one of the most respected financial literacy programs in the world. Through the Cookie Program, troops raise funds and girls earn individual recognitions while learning five key skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. There are also a number of Cookie Business and Financial Literacy badges that girls can earn!

January 23–February 8: Girls take initial orders (first round. They can keep taking orders!)
February 9–March 27: Girls take Keep Goal-ing orders (second round. Go get ‘em, girls!)
March 4–14: Girls receive cookies for delivery
March 13–April 5: Girls sell cookies directly to customers at cookie booths and during walkabouts
Mid-May: Girls receive their hard-earned recognitions, Cookie Dough is mailed

Supporting your Girl Scout

Do you want to support your daughter during the Girl Scout product programs, but you’re not sure how? Start by looking over recognitions she can earn with her so she can set goals. You can set up an account in CoCo so she can put together a marketing and sales plan and track her progress. Our cookie baker, ABC, also has a number of helpful hints for families as they support their girls throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Addressing customer concerns about the Girl Scout organization

Unfortunately, recent misconceptions have been spread throughout the media and internet regarding our organization and the Girl Scout Cookie Program, falsely tying us to reproductive health organizations or a pro-choice agenda. This is baseless and inaccurate. The Girl Scout organization is a non-profit, non-political organization whose mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, and to make the world a better place. We strongly believe that conversations about reproductive health are personal and private, and are appropriate only between a girl and her caregivers.

Some parents and volunteers have expressed concern about people approaching their Girl Scouts during the Cookie Program about these issues. We know that these are adult conversations, and that approaching girls about this is inappropriate and unacceptable. For your convenience, we have made available this downloadable one-page document to print off and keep with you while delivering cookies and selling at cookie booths in case people question you about these issues. Should you need further support from Girl Scout staff, please call 888.747.6945 or email



Order form
Simple order form (keep goal-ing)
Parent permission slip
Door hangers
Donation receipt
Family guide