Monday, February 2, 2015

What Troop Leaders Need to Know About the "Goal Getter" Campaign

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is off to a strong start in Southern Illinois!  While traditional order taking ended on Jan. 31, girls can still participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program in a variety of ways.  One campaign that allows girls to continue working towards their goals is Goal Getter.
Goal Getter runs Feb. 1-15 (between traditional order taking and Cookie Booths) and is intended to help girls reach their goals and desired reward level by allowing them to keep selling up to Cookie Booth weekends. Goal Getter cards will be distributed from the Troop Leader to the Girl Scout when the traditional order cards are turned in. All sales the girls make during this time period will go towards the rewards they can earn. Girls can use this opportunity to:

• Help themselves advance to the next reward level.
• Contact those customers they may have missed during initial order taking.
• Brainstorm with their troop to find new customers.
• Promote the Gift of Caring program: "Operation Sweet Treats"

This is an additional way to help Troops deplete their cookie inventory as cookies sold through Goal Getter are distributed out of Cookie Booth inventory. The cookies sold during this time frame need to be recorded into eBudde under the “Other” column in the Girl Orders tab.
Other ways girls can still participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program:
Selling online through the Digital Cookie platform.  Digital Cookie is open until March 15.  If a girl in your troop would like to participate, please have her parent or guardian send their e-mail address to
Selling with her troop at a Cookie Booth.  Council-wide Cookie Booth Weekends are Feb. 27-March 1, March 6-8 and March 13-15, but cookie booths can take place at any time! See GSSI's Cookie Booth Guide for more information on participating.