1. What is the Digital Cookie platform and how does it work?
The iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program
you know and love is going beyond the booth and allowing girls to sell
in their native digital space by offering them new channels to enhance
their cookie sale and new ways to learn twenty-first-century business
skills. Over 1 million excited Girl Scouts are ready to take their
cookie sale to a whole new level!
In true Girl Scout style, the girls
initiate the cookie sale. With the Digital Cookie platform, customers
will be able to buy Girl Scout cookies through one of two digital
sales platforms, depending on their area. Some girls will invite
friends and family to visit their personalized cookie website, or take
in person orders using a mobile app. With these options, customers can
place their orders online, pick their delivery method, and pay by
2. Why isn’t Digital Cookie available in my overseas community?
USAGSO is aware of the opportunity
Digital Cookie brings to communities overseas. We continue to work
with Girl Scouts of the USA’s legal team to research and determine
regulations in each country to ensure data security and compliance
with all pertinent international laws, which also includes regulations
imposed by individual countries, in order to determine the ability to
offer Digital Cookie in other overseas locations. Even for overseas
communities on a U.S. military base, the location is still overseas
and regulations from the country in which the base is located must be
researched to ensure we are in compliance. As soon as we have
approval from GSUSA to implement Digital Cookie in other communities
we will eagerly inform everyone.
3. Are you taking booth
sales and/or door-to-door sales away?
Booth Sales and door-to-door sales to
eligible communities are here to stay! Far from replacing the
traditional cookie program, the Digital Cookie platform expands and
enhances a girl’s experience by giving her a fun new way to learn 21st
century skills while providing another way to sell cookies. So, this
cookie season, depending on your location, a Girl Scout could approach
you through a door-to-door sale, at a booth sale, or through an email
invitation to visit her Digital Cookie website.
4. What new skills do girls learn with the Digital Cookie platform?
Aside from honing in on the Girl Scout
Cookie Program’s “5 Skills”—goal setting, money management, people
skills, decision making, and business ethics—the Digital Cookie
platform provides girls an opportunity to get hands-on experience with
twenty-first-century skills in areas such as financial literacy,
social responsibility, STEM, innovation, ecommerce, entrepreneurship,
teamwork, email marketing, data tracking, site setup, and managing
customer lists—to name just a few!
5. When do USAGSO Digital Cookie sales start?
January 24 to March 22, 2020: Digital Cookie Sale** in Germany,
Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, UK, the Netherlands, and the U.S.
Virgin Islands (USVI)
**Please note, except for girls located in the USVI, this
expansion is currently limited to U.S. girls on military
installations with APO/FPO addresses.
6. Will all USASO Girl Scouts be selling cookies digitally?
At this time, USAGSO is expanding the
2019-2020 Membership Year Digital Cookie Program to the following
locations: Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, UK, and the
Netherlands. Please note, this expansion is currently limited to U.S.
girls on U.S. military installations with APO/FPO addresses in those
locations. We are also excited to share that Digital Cookie will be
available to all Girl Scouts located in the U.S. Virgin Islands
(USVI). We will continue collaborating with GSUSA’s legal team to
research and determine the ability to offer Digital Cookie in other
overseas locations in the future.
7. How can I purchase
cookies on line from a USAGSO community?
To purchase cookies online from any of
the USAGSO participating locations, please visit the Digital Cookie page of our website and click on
the map to identify the contact information for each of the
communities participating in Digital Cookie.
Important: Cookies ordered through Digital Cookie can only be
mailed to USA, APO, FPO, or DPO mailing addresses and we are only
able to accept U.S. bank credit cards for payment.
8. Can I order cookies online and have them shipped overseas?
Currently, we are not offering the
option of shipping cookies overseas. Digital Cookie can only ship
cookies to the following locations: APO (Army Post Office), or FPO
(Fleet Post Office), US mailing address, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico,
and the US Virgin Islands.
9. How long does shipping typically take?
Approximately 3-10 business days for
the customer to receive their order. May be more when shipping to
10. How much do Girl Scout cookies in USAGSO Digital Cookie cost?
The sale price for the six-traditional
flavor Girl Scout cookies is $5.00 per box and for the specialty
cookies, S’mores and Toffee-tastic is $6.00 per box. There is a
shipping and handling cost.
See rates below: