2020 Cookie Training and Product Details
  • Cookie Training - Please take both training courses located HERE & email the completion certificates.
  • New to sales? This page will tell you everything you need to know about the cookie sale.
  • SMART COOKIE: This is the primary website troop cookie managers will use during the cookie sale to track sales, sign-up for cookie booths, etc.  
            1.  Troop cookie managers must be registered as an adult GS member.   
            2.  Complete online cookie training (see link above)
            3.  Upon completion of training, you'll receive your Smart Cookies link                         from GSRV.  Please e-mail or 
                 call 800-845-0787 to get Smart Cookies access if you are a TCM and                     don't have your account set-up by January 2020.  
    Note: All girls selling cookies must be currently registered Girl Scouts.

Inventory Management

Please try to get cookies from a local troop before going to the cookie cupboard. We want to help our GS troops since there are NO RETURNS this year.

Join the Edina GS Cookie Group on the Band platform to post swaps or troop to troop transfers within the Edina Service Unit.  You can also use GSRV Cookie Swap to trade within the GSRV council.  

2020 Cookie Cupboards:  See Cookie Resources page (info tbd)

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  • Training – All new and existing cookie managers must take online training, which is posted on the GSRV website.  
  • New cookie managers should also come to the in-person training dates posted here:
  • Troop cookie materials will ONLY be available for pick-up at the TCM Training dates (posted in the Sign-Up link above).  If you are not able to retrieve them on the training dates, please send another troop member to do so.
  • Incentives will be available at the end of the sale, dates TBD.  
  • Smart Cookie Support
  • Tracking initial orders and submitting Edina order
  • Inventory tracking and facilitating troop trades in Smart Cookies
  • Track deposits - Work with troops regarding final deposits
  • Input new/corrections to contacts into Smart Cookies as needed
  • Help troops monitor and track inventory
2020 Important Dates: (check back for updates)

  • January 13th: Cookie Booth Lottery starts
  • January 16th: FCFS Cookie booth sign-up starts at 7 p.m.
  • JANUARY 17th: Troop Initial Cookie Order DUE
  • March 13, 2020 - 1st ACH Debit at $1.00/box withdrawn from troop account
  • April 12, 2020- Cookie Sale Ends
  • April 18, 2020 - RETURN FORM & REWARDS due 
  • May 6, 2020 - 2nd ACH Debit for $1 due council
  • May 29th: Final balance due to GSRV
  • 2020 COOKIE REWARDS PICK-UP tbd 2020 
  • Sign-Up to Pick-Up!


Girl Scouts Lessons that Last a Lifetime

  • Will there be online sales this year? Yes, there will be an option for girls to sell online via the Smart Cookies software.  
  • Credit Card Sales? Here is information on using PayAnywhere to accept credit cards at booths.  Smart Cookies also has an app which will accept credit card payments, at booths and for individual sales.  
  • Gluten-free cookies? Troops will only be guaranteed two cases per order. They sell for $5.00/package. 
  • Money Deposits to Council? No more Council deposits!  Weekly deposit all money to the troop account.  Council will debit the troop account two times during the sale. Money MUST be in the account and troop will be responsible for any NSF fees on Council draws.
  • Inventory at end of sale? How to pay? If you have cookies at the end of the sale, you may sell after the end date. Fill out the money problem form requesting extra time to sell your inventory. The Council may give up to three extra months to pay for that inventory.
  • Will checks made out to Girl Scouts be accepted in our Troop account? Yes. Checks made out simply to Girl Scouts can be deposited into your troop accounts.
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