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Cookie Sale Program

Cookie Sale:February 12—March 13, 2016
Wrap-Up Sale: March 14—27, 2016


Ready for a GREAT Cookie Season?

Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures! Girl Scout Product Activities, such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program provide important ingredients for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. Girls also are able to earn money towards fun and exciting girl-planned program activities, as well as to contribute to their council’s ability to provide Girl Scouting in the community.


New! Cookie Wrap—Up Sale

We are extending the Cookie Sale Program for an additional 2 weeks! Why? To allow troops an opportunity to continue selling into March in hopes of warmer weather and additional sale opportunities.

  • $25 bonus to troops who check out and sell at least 2 cases (24 boxes).
  • Troops can check out cookies “on consignments” from GSDH Cupboards.
  • Troops can return only UNOPENED cases checked out during the Wrap-Up Sale time frame.
  • Unsold/unopened cases must be returned to GSDH by April 1, 2016.
  • Troops cannot return more than the number of cases checked out during the Wrap-Up Sale.
  • Troops and Service Units continue to earn per box proceeds.
  • Girl Scouts do not earn recognitions during the Wrap-Up Sale.



View the 2016 Cookie Sale Recognitions here.

Concert Announcement

When a Girl Scout sells 500+ boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, she could win tickets to JUSTIN BIEBER!
Four winners per district will receive a ticket to a Justin Bieber concert, travel, accommodations and meals. Concert is on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Fargo, ND.

Click here to see complete concert details.



Dakota Dough (formerly Dakota Certificates)

Dakota Dough is GSDH issued money vouchers that can be spent on any Girl Scout related activity and materials. This can include troop programming fees, camp fees, approved Service Unit activity fees, uniforms, girl membership registration fees and in the Retail Stores.

Dakota dough will be calculated using a new formula for the 2016 Cookie Sale Program. Dakota Dough will now be calculated in ranges and be distributed to the troop at the end of the sale. Troop Leaders are encouraged to meet with parents and girls to set troop goals and determine how to use the Dakota Dough. Click here for details.


NEW—Take Your Cookie Sale Online!

The free COCOmobile appcoco mobile lets you work on the 5 skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics—all from your mobile device. These are skills that last a lifetime! You can set and track your cookie sale goals, take and manage cookie orders, see a summary of orders and item total, track recognitions earned, view nutrition information with product images and track order payment and delivery status. You can also use COCO on abcsmartcookies.com to send e-cards, track and set goals, and manage your overall cookie sale.






Earn all the 2016 Cookie Patches


Cookie Share – Military Program


Cookie Share allows Girl Scouts to collect donations in $4 cookie shareincrement for cookies to be donated to our local military troops and Veterans. Girls will collect donations directly from the customer and turn in with all of their orders at the end of the sale. For the 2016 season, Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons will distribute the donated cookies to VA Hospitals and clinics throughout North Dakota and South Dakota. Girl Scouts earn the cookie share patch when they collect 3 or more Cookie Share donations.

Have your own Non-Profit you want to donate cookies to?

No problem! Troops are welcome to choose another charity of their choice to collect donations and donate cookies to. Girls still earn the Cookie Share Patch if they collect 3 or more donations from customers!


Cookie Booths

Girl Scouts will earn the Cookie Booth patch if they cookie boothpaticipate in any Cookie Booth throughout the cookie sale program. Girl Scouts are on their honor to appropriately report to their Troop Leader if they have in fact participated in a Cookie Booth. All Cookie Booth locations MUST be registered with Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons Council through abcsnap.com.


Cookie University

PCU16GSDH will be hosting Cookie Universities across our Council. Kick off the Cookie Sale  with fun activities based on the 5 skills that Girl Scouts learn while selling cookies. Enjoy games with prizes while getting excited for the Cookie Sale. Girl Scouts, Troops, parents and volunteers are invited to join. Girl Scouts will earn the Cookie University patch for attending.





Girl Scouts work together with their Troop or individually with their parents in COCO Cookie Command Center to set goals, create an online personal page and send emails and Facebook posts to friends and family members promoting their Cookie Sale. Girls earn the Online patch for setting up an online personal page and sending emails to friends and family through COCO.


goal getterGoal Getter

Girl Scouts who sell 250+ boxes of cookies will earn the Goal Getter Patch! Set your goals and go for it!

500 Club350 club

Girl Scouts who sell 500+ boxes of cookies will become an official member of the 500 Club! 500 Club members earn VIP status including: a district party thrown in your honor and the 500 Club patch!


Super Seller

Girl Scouts who sell 750+ boxes of cookies become a SUPER SELLER! Earn the Super Seller patch plus get recognized in our spring newsletter and honored at the District Super Seller party.

GSUSA Cookie Activity Pin

2016 activity pinAll girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which recognizes the “5 skills” learned and practiced during the sale. Girls can collect a different colored pin every year to recognize growth in these 5 skill areas. After she earns the pin, each girl should be able to discuss how she has earned it. Click here to learn more about the Cookie Activity Pin for Girl Scout Brownies to Ambassadors. Click here to learn about all the Cookie Sale badges and pins.



Cookie Online Activities for Girl Scouts

ABC Cookie Resources

GSUSA Cookie Resources