Cookie Events & Contests
Cookie Palooza | January 13-14
Kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program with girls from across the council with Cookie Palooza! We are excited to join together in person for cookie experts, financial literacy program partners and much more! This event is for all Girl Scout levels. Start the fun early with your Girl Scout sisters from across the state at the Samoa Sleepover on Friday, hosted by the Faulkner County Service Unit at Camp Beaverfork. Cookie Palooza will be on Saturday at the Conway Expo Center.
Earn a charm patch and charms by participating in council events and contests! Earn the patch and correlating charm with your first event participation. Complete your charm collection as you participate in more events and contests!
Community Cookie Connections | January 19
This event is Girl Scout Cookie Entrepreneur Week reimagined! Girl Scouts will attend a virtual sales method workshop to participate in Community Cookie Connections. At this workshop, Girl Scouts will learn skills that will help them solicit a partnership with a business in their community. Girl Scouts will receive a sales resource kit, and the first 100 to register for the workshop and attend will earn a Community charm for participating. Set a reminder on your calendar! Registration for this event will be open January 3-12, 2023.
After Girl Scouts have put their learned skill to work, they will have a chance to submit the names of business partnerships they formed January 23-March 15. Girl Scouts – Diamonds will highlight all Community Cookie Connection partners on our website. Partners who purchased 3+ cases will be highlighted on our social media platform the week of March 20.
Samoas Shuffle | January 20-28
ount your steps during the week and complete this form when you achieve 10,000 steps. Get out in the neighborhood with your order card, visit your caregiver’s workplace, or walk to pitch a local business to reach your step goal. The first 100 girls to submit their 10,000+ steps will earn a Dolphin Samoas® charm!
Scavenger Hunt | January 13-March 12
There are so many ways to sell cookies. Can you complete 15 activities on this scavenger hunt form? The first 100 girls to submit their completed form (link to form is on the document) will receive a Cookie Oyster charm for their charm patch! Submissions due March 13.
Girl Scouts - Diamonds Cookie Weekend | February 17-19*
Kick off the booth season. Find a creative way to share your goal and submit a photo of it. The first 100 girls to submit their photo will earn a Cookie Stand charm for their charm patch! *National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend has been rescheduled to March 3-5 by GSUSA. Girl Scouts - Diamonds will be promoting the original dates of February 17-19 as Girl Scouts - Diamonds Cookie Weekend.
Girl Scout Birthday | March 12
Tell your customers that March 12 is their last chance to order cookies. Wrap up your cookie sale and celebrate Girl Scouts’ birthday by making final sales on Digital Cookie! The first 100 girls who make sales on Digital Cookie on March 12 will earn a Raspberry Rally™ Cookie charm!
Troop Events and Contests
Bling Your Booth Contest | February 17-March 12
Bring your best booth forward and Bling Your Booth! This year’s theme is Go Bright Ahead. Get creative and decorate your booth to fit the theme. Booth and safety guidelines can always be found on our website and in this guide. Submit a picture of your booth by March 13. The top three will be chosen by Diamonds staff and posted to the Girl Scouts – Diamonds Facebook page for voting. The top three troops selected will earn Bling Your Booth patches and the winning troop will win $100 in Troop Online Diamonds Dollars. Submissions due March 13.
Girl Scouts Give Back Week (GSGB) | April 3-7
With Girl Scouts Give Back you can support two causes at the same time: a girl-led cookie business and various worthy organizations across our region.
What is Girl Scouts Give Back?
When customers donate money to troops or Girl Scouts during the cookie program, these funds are used to pay for cookies for our Girl Scouts Give Back program (or Council Gift of Caring). All monetary donations during the cookie program should be used to purchase cookies for donations.
What Happens During Girl Scouts Give Back Week?
Girl Scouts – Diamonds donates thousands of boxes of cookies to community organizations throughout the council. Recipients are not determined until closer to the event but in years past cookies have been donated to hospitals, universities, veterans groups, schools, food pantries and more!
Who Gets to Help?
Cookies are donated in five different regions across the council (Central, Midwest, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest). Product program staff will invite the two troops per region with the highest donation PGA (total Gift of Caring cookies sold by the troop divided by total number of girls selling) to participate in the donation of cookies. These troops get to experience a whole new side of the cookie program – one of giving back to a community that has supported them in their cookie business! Girls help unload the truck, learn about the organizations they are giving to and earn a patch.