- PayPal: www.paypal.com An online payment system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders. To avoid any possible fees, make sure to select the “gift or family and friends” option. Users can create an online account, or download in App Store or Google Play.
- Venmo: www.venmo.com A mobile payment service owned by PayPal. Venmo account holders can transfer funds to others via a mobile phone app for free.
- Cash App: www.cash.app A mobile payment service developed by Square and allows users to transfer money to one another using a mobile app for free. Download in App Store or Google Play.
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!
We want to make this a great experience for you and for your girls. Take a look at the resources below for helpful websites, guides and even needed cookie forms.
Recommendations for Cookie Payments While Maintaining Social Distance
With ongoing recommendations of social distancing, we understand troop co-leaders, cookie managers and parents’ concerns about troop gatherings. We hear your concerns and have compiled a list of ways that you can recommend parents make cookie payments in lieu of traditional in-person payments:
Bank Deposit Option
Drop Off Option
Whichever method is used by parents to send their cookie payments to the troop, the Troop Co-Leader or Troop Cookie Manager should write a receipt and text them a picture for their records.
Whether your troop is concluding their program on Sunday, March 22, or extending it until May 8, a cookie payment will be automatically withdrawn from troop bank accounts on April 6. The percentage withdrawn will be determined by the cookie program extended participation option you communicated to the council. Please work with parents to receive payments so that your troop account balances will satisfy the ACH withdrawal amounts.
The deadline to extend your Cookie Program is Monday, March 23 at noon. Select your option here, if you have not yet done so.
Cookie Websites & Links
GSUSA Cookie Resources
Bling Your Booth
Teach Your Girls Skills for Life
Help girls build the best cookie season ever with the new Built By Me cookie planner.
Built by Me is a new online tool made especially for volunteers that helps create a customized plan for cookie season. It’s as simple as taking a short quiz! Just choose from a menu of options that fit girls’ (and your) interests and schedules. The tool takes your answers and creates a special plan just for your group.
When you’re done, you can print or email the plan to yourself and use it as a blueprint to guide girls in making their own decisions—making it a truly girl-led experience.