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USAGSO Cookie FAQs

Thanks a TON for participating in the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program! This UNFORGETABLE program will help your Girl Scout unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™! She’ll be inspired to discover her talents and passions, and she’ll join with other Girl Scouts and people in her community to take action to change the world.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program will help her gain important skills in two of the four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Life Skills and Entrepreneurship.

To help answer all of your important questions about cookie selling while overseas, we have our most frequently asked questions listed below. Also, check out the commonly asked question pages for girls and volunteers. And, as always, if you have any questions not answered on this page, please send us an email

Who can sell cookies?

Only USAGSO girl members in Asia and Europe that are affiliated with US military communities may participate in the Girl Scouts Cookie Program. Although parents and Girl Scout adults may assist, it is the girl who makes the sale, sets learning and sales goals, and learns the entrepreneurial skills that are part of the program. Each girl who sells cookies must have the written consent from her parent or guardian.

 

My community is not affiliated with a U.S. military community, why aren’t cookies sold in my community?

USAGSO operates a limited Cookie Program restricted to sales on US military installations. Importing and selling American food products laws are some of many reasons we can't sell on the economy. Consequently, Girl Scout cookies are only sold in booths in US military installations and can’t be sold in your community.

When and where are the Girl Scout cookies selling in USAGSO this year?

2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program Sale Dates are:

January 26 – February 23: Booth Sale and Door-to-Door Sales in Guam

February 1 – March 3: Booth Sale in Asia and Europe US military communities

 

Where can I find cookies?

USAGSO Girl Scout cookies are only sold in booths in US military installations. To find cookie booth sale dates and times in a community near you (Note: This year, there are 40 communities selling cookies in USAGSO.), please email:

Communities participating in the Cookie Program in Japan (7 communities)

atsugigirlscouts@usagso.org

zamagirlscouts@usagso.org

yokosukagirlscouts@usagso.org

iwakunigirlscouts@usagso.org

misawagirlscouts@usagso.org

sasebogirlscouts@usagso.org

yokotagirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities participating in the Cookie Program in Korea (4 communities)

humphreysgirlscouts@usagso.org

osangirlscouts@usagso.org

seoulgirlscouts@usagso.org

daegugirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities participating in the Cookie Program in Okinawa (4 communities)

fostergirlscouts@usagso.org

kadenagirlscouts@usagso.org

kinsergirlscouts@usagso.org

courtneygirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Italy (5 communities)

avianogirlscouts@usagso.org

campdarbygirlscouts@usagso.org

naplesgirlscouts@usagso.org

sigonellagirlscouts@usagso.org

vicenzagirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Germany (11 communities)

ansbachgirlscouts@usagso.org

baumholdergirlscouts@usagso.org

grafenwoehrgirlscouts@usagso.org

hohenfelsgirlscouts@usagso.org

kaiserslauterngirlscouts@usagso.org

landstuhlgirlscouts@usagso.org

ramsteingirlscouts@usagso.org

sembachgirlscouts@usagso.org

spangdahlemgirlscouts@usagso.org

stuttgartgirlscouts@usagso.org

wiesbadengirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Spain (1 community)

rotagirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Portugal (1 community)

lisbongirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Netherlands (1 community)

tribordergirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in UK (4 communities)

alconburygirlscouts@usagso.org

angliagirlscouts@usagso.org

menwithhillgirlscouts@usagso.org

midlandsgirlscouts@usagso.org

Communities Participating in the Cookie Program in Belgium (2 communities)

shapegirlscouts@usagso.org

brusselsgirlscouts@usagso.org

Can girls sell cookies on the local economy or at International schools?

Selling cookies on the economy is forbidden. It is in violation of the agreement under which cookies are brought into the overseas locations.  Selling cookies on the local economy puts your girls at risk for being stopped by the local police officials and puts the entire Girl Scout Cookie Program at risk for future sales.  Please stress this with your girls and parent/guardian/adult volunteers.

 

How is the profit divided?

Traditional Cookies:

In a $5.00 box of cookies:

  • $2.42 goes to leadership development for girls and adults
  • $1.38 goes directly to the troop– a 27 cent increase over last year
  • $1.12 goes to pay the baker and distribution agent
  • $ .08 goes to recognitions and rewards for the girls

Specialty Cookies (S’mores and Toffee-tastic)

In a $5.00 box of cookies:

  • $ 2.20 goes to pay the baker and distribution agent
  • $ 1.38 goes directly to the troop– a 27 cent increase over last year
  • $ 1.34 goes to leadership development for girls and adults
  • $ .08 goes to recognitions and rewards for the girls
How are Girl Scout cookies sold?

Girl Scout Cookies are only sold in booths in our overseas communities.  Rules and regulations that govern the ability to provide this program restricts door-to-door, “pre-order” or individual girl selling.

Can I buy Girl Scout cookies online from USAGSO?

USAGSO recognizes the value and increased opportunities offered by Digital Cookie; however, due to a recent international Safe Harbor Privacy ruling, we are not in a position to participate in the program this year. We will continue to research and determine what needs to be done to ensure compliance with the new regulations. During this cookie season, our girls will continue to participate in traditional booth sales and hungry cookie customers will still be able to buy all of their favorite treats from Girl Scouts in their community.

We caution against purchases of Girl Scout Cookies found for sale online at auction and via community list sites, such as eBay and Amazon, because GSUSA, USAGSO, and our licensed cookie bakers cannot guarantee the freshness or integrity of these cookies. In many instances, these cookies are expired. Further, purchasing cookies in this way does not support Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program.