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GSNI Cookie Resources

2024 Girl Scout Cookie Program

Virtual Cookie Kick-off

Mark your calendars for the 2024 Virtual Cookie Kick-Off (VCKO) led by Girl Scouts in the council! This no cost, easily accessible event will NOT require advanced registration to be part of the premier on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. To view, go to GSNI’s YouTube channel @GSNorthernIL. The VCKO will also be available to view any time after the premier.

Before viewing, download the Magic Card to complete while following along. After the event, bring the completed Magic Card to a Resource Center, by March 9, for a special gift (while supplies last).

Order 2024 Cookie Rally patches for $3 each (includes mailing cost). These will be mailed after the event.

Resources for Troop Cookie Chairs, Parents, and Girl Scouts

The 2024 Cookie Program starts on Friday, January 5, 2024. All cookie varieties will remain at $5/package for 2024. These include Adventurefuls, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Toffee-tastics (gluten free), and S’mores. All Girl Scouts must be registered members for the 2023-2024 membership year to participate in the Cookie Program.

How do troops get started?
The Troop Cookie Chair or a Troop Leader must complete the 2024 Mandatory Troop Online Cookie Program Training on gsLearn in order to receive the troop’s program supplies and materials from their Service Unit Cookie Coordinator. For assistance logging into gsLearn, use this guide

A volunteer must be a registered member of Girl Scouts for the 23-24 membership year and completed a GSNI background check. All volunteers with the assigned volunteer role of Troop Cookie Chair or Troop Leader will receive an invitation email to take the training and it will be listed on the volunteer’s gsLearn home page. If the training is not listed, search for 415 Troop Cookie Training in the Content Library when logged into gsLearn.

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Use the drop-down menus below for forms, information, and training materials to assist Troop Cookie Chairs, Troop Leaders, Parents, and Girl Scouts through the 2024 Cookie Program. 

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Below are links to eBudde Microburst Trainings as well as many other resources created by Little Brownie Bakers to assist volunteers and Girl Scouts. Visit their website for even more resources!


eBudde Microburst trainings
eBudde Overview
eBudde App Dashboard
Troop Initial Order
Troop Girl Orders Tab
Troop Girl Rewards
Troop Cupboard Order Scheduling
Troop Transactions
Troop-to-Troop Cookie Exchange
Council Booths
Troop Booths
Booth Sale Recorder
Digital Cookie Troop Site/Link payments
Digital Cookie Troop Site/Link cookie distribution
Troop Sales Report
Delivery Station Scheduling (not all service units use this procedure)

Cookie Captain--Welcome

Cookie Rookie
Chapter 1: Welcome
Chapter 2: Girl Scout Cookies
Chapter 3: Your Cookie Business
Chapter 4: Your Cookie Customers

Little Brownie Bakers YouTube Channel
Little Brownie Bakers Pinterest

Cookie Craver
Parents or Troop Cookie Chairs may bring in a Cookie Craver submission form to a GSNI Council Cupboard ONLY, Thursday, February 8-Saturday, March 2 to receive cookies for additional customer orders. Payment is required at the time of submission/cookie pick-up. Girl Scouts can earn the Goal Getter patch with submission of 18 packages.

Cookie Craver (additional details)
Cookie Craver order card
Cookie Craver submission form

Cookie Business Challenge
Girl Scouts can be a Cookie Entrepreneur and Captain by participating in the Cookie Business Challenge! Girl Scouts can earn a patch and businesses benefit from support and recognition of the Girl Scout Cookie Program! For Girl Scouts to receive their patch and to ensure businesses are recognized appropriately, the Girl Scout/parent must complete the Cookie Business Challenge online form by Monday, March 18.

Cookie Business Challenge (additional details)
Cookie Business Challenge online submission form

Gift of Caring (GOC) Opportunity
GSNI encourages troops to deliver GOC cookies. For troops that delivery GOC Cookies and complete the GOC online delivery form by Monday, April 17, all Girl Scouts in the troop who sold donation cookies and/or participated in the delivery date will receive the Heart charm! Troops may collect the donation cookies themselves or pick-up from council.

Gift of Caring Opportunity (additional information)
Gift of Caring Delivery online form