Cookie booths—that is, cookie pop-up sales in areas with lots of foot
traffic—are a fun way for girls to connect with their community and
practice their sales pitch with new customers. Booth locations must be
approved by councils, facilitated within council jurisdiction,
and participants must follow all council guidelines with regard
to setting up, running, and taking down a booth.
The majority of council cookie booths are scheduled online through
eBudde Booth Scheduler. This allows every troop the opportunity to
participate in booth sales. It also allows the public the ability to
locate the nearest cookie booth by using the Cookie Locator website or app.
Troop Cookie Managers will be able to view and choose from a list of
locations, dates and time slots available for each council-sponsored location.
Service Unit Cookie Managers (along with council staff) secure booth
site permission within their area. They provide a list for the council
product sales team to upload to the eBudde Booth Scheduler.
There is also a process on the eBudde booth scheduler to input troop
non-council sponsored booth locations. A benefit to having this
information online is that the eBudde Booth Scheduler works in
conjunction with the Cookie Locator.
The Cookie Locator is for customers seeking to purchase Girl Scout
Cookies from a booth site. The Cookie Locator is available on the
council website as well as the Little Brownie website. Customers can
input their zip code and view locations, dates and times of booth
sales available within a specific mile radius.
The booth scheduler on eBudde helps to streamline the booth
scheduling process throughout our council, reduces confusion and
eliminates scheduling conflicts. It is easy to do, is in real time
and it only takes minutes. Because the booth scheduler works in
conjunction with the Cookie Locator, it is VERY important that when
troops sign up for a booth location, they show up for their assigned
time. Customers who use the Cookie Locator expect to find cookie
booths where advertised.
Create a great cookie booth experience for your girls by:
- Using your best judgment in setting up cookie booths in
locations that will be open, accessible, and safe for all girls and
- Choosing a high traffic area—this
could be your local supermarket, mall, or park—where you’ll maximize
the number of visitors to your booth.
- Checking out
your booth site ahead of the sale. Talk to business owners in the
area so they’ll know what to expect. Find out what security measures
are in place—these may include lights for evening sales and whether
a security camera watches the booth area—and where the nearest
bathrooms are located.
- Respecting the surrounding
businesses by making sure your booth isn’t blocking a store entrance
- Encouraging your girls to unleash their
creativity—and work on their advertising skills—to make colorful
signs and booth decorations that potential customers can’t resist!
Remind girls to be polite and to have their sales pitch ready for
And keep in mind:
- A minimum of two volunteers (at least one of whom is a
registered Girl Scout volunteer with the required background
check) and one girl should be present at the booth at all times.
With two or more volunteers, you’ll have adequate booth coverage if
the girls need to be accompanied to the restroom.
- If your
Daisies are still learning how to make correct change, help them
handle money as needed. But remember that girls make all sales at
- Changing your cookie booth hours or location?
Keep your customers in the loop and update your baker’s Digital
Cookie system with the new details. All scheduled booths are
available on the Cookie Finder App (IOS or Android).
- Certain locations may be
inappropriate for young girls based on the standards of your local
community, may negatively impact the cookie program experience for
girls, and/or may negatively impact our brand in your community. For
additional clarity, girls should not sell in or in front of
establishments that they themselves cannot legally patronize.
For more tips to make your booth a success, check out our Cookie Booth Essentials. For additional
information about setting up a booth and safety and security
suggestions, consult your council guidelines
Report any accident or incident to the council within 24 hours along
with the completed Accident/Incident Report Form.