Girls and families are given options when participating in the Girl
Scout Cookie Program so they can determine the pathway that is right
Troops have a range of booth-hosting options—from virtual
to differing levels in-person—to support a comfortable, safe
experience for all girls. Girls and volunteers who exhibit signs of
illness may not participate in the booth and door-to-door sales and deliveries.
Digital Cookie: With the help of her parent/caregiver, a
Girl Scout sets up Digital Cookie to sell online. Orders open on
January 2, and in-person contactless deliveries will begin on
February 17. This is a digital pathway where money is not exchanged.
Girls may drop cookies on front porches or engage in other
contactless forms of cookie delivery. Customers may also opt to
purchase and donate cookies to first responders and essential
workers through our Community Cookie program through their Digital
Cookie online purchases.
Starting January 2nd, and based on comfort level, a girl
can begin selling in person. Girls may sell door-to-door, to family
and friends, teammates, and beyond, asking their network of contacts
to support their goals. Girl Scouts and their parents/caregivers
should be aware of COVID-19 safety protocols and the steps to take
in order to stay safe and healthy. Consider wearing face masks,
sanitizing procedures, and maintaining social distancing.
Family Booth Sales: Girl Scouts and their families
can work with their Troop Cookie Manager to set up and signup
for family booth sales starting February 17 as a new way to reach
more customers. My Family Booth Sales can be at a location secured
by Council or Troop (TCM will need to sign family up via eBudde) OR
can be outside the home on private property. Girl Scouts and their
parents/caregivers should be aware of COVID-19 safety protocols and
the steps to take in order to stay safe and healthy. Consider
wearing face masks, sanitizing procedures, and maintaining social
distancing. Parents/caregivers and Girl Scouts hosting a My
Family Sales Booth must be from the same household. No more than two
adults and three Girl Scouts can be present. No non-member siblings
Troop and Council Booth
Sales: Starting February 17, Girl Scouts can participate in Troop
Booth Sales and Council Booth Sales with local partners, like grocery
stores and more. Council Booth Sale locations are secured by Girl
Scouts of Hawaii and troops can sign up for slots in eBudde, our
Cookie Program software. Girl Scouts and their parents/caregivers
should be aware of COVID-19 safety protocols and the steps to take in
order to stay safe and healthy. Consider wearing face masks, having
sanitizing procedures in place, and maintaining social distancing.
Some vendors may have additional requirements to which Girl Scouts and
adults will be expected to adhere in accordance with our partner
agreements. Additionally, hand sanitizer should be available for
girls, adults, and customers. When hosting a Troop Booth, be sure to
follow all state and county COVID-19 safety guidelines. No non-member
siblings are permitted. Some vendor partners may have additional
limitations on the number of girls and adults that are allowed to be
present at booth sales.
Additional Safety Guidelines and Expectations
Contactless payments: We highly encourage girls and
troops to accept contactless payments. Girls/troops can do this
using the Digital Cookie mobile app. As a reminder, girls must have
a Digital Cookie site setup in order to use the mobile app.
Contactless Cookie Delivery: Girls and volunteers will
need to provide contactless cookie delivery to their
customers. This means porch drop-offs for in-person girl deliveries
(send customers a text when a safe distance away to verify they
received their order) or placing of cookies into the back of a
customer’s vehicle instead of being handed directly to the customer.
Follow All Safety Guidelines: Girls and volunteers must
follow all local and GSH Council guidance. This includes considering
wearing safety masks at all booth locations. Businesses may have
specific safety requirements (like the number of girls, and cleaning
protocols) that girls and troops must follow. These instructions
will be included in eBudde.