Cookies

Cookies

In 1927, a Girl Guide leader in Regina baked and boxed up cookies for her girls as a simple way to raise money for uniforms and camping equipment. Little did she know that she was starting one of Canada’s greatest traditions - Girl Guide cookies!
Funds raised through cookie sales support girls and women in Guiding by:  

  • Helping us provide diverse and exciting programs and activities
  • Allowing girls the chance to discover new interests, learn valuable leadership skills and making lasting friendships
  • Assist girls and leaders with attending camps and events
  • Providing training and support for leaders

There’s a lot of history behind Girl Guide cookies!

1927 - The first cookies are sold in Regina, Saskatchewan.
1929 - GGC starts selling cookies across the country.
1953 - Classic chocolate and vanilla cookies made their first appearance.
1991 - During the Gulf War, every Canadian soldier was given a box of GGC cookies upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.
1992 -Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar, a former member, carries GGC cookies into space.
1995 – The chocolatey mint cookies are sold across Canada
2003 - All classic chocolate and vanilla and chocolatey mint cookies are produced in a nut-free and peanut-free bakery.
2009 - GGC launched reduced trans fat chocolatey mint cookies
2010 - The 100th anniversary cookie box is introduced for the classic campaign. The classic chocolate and vanilla cookies are now 0 g trans fat per serving.
2018 - New cookie box design is introduced for both sandwich and mint cookies.


District Cookie Order Form

Cookie All Stars

Recipes using Girl Guide Cookies

Cookie Selling Etiquette

Where Does the Money Go?


Cookies

Thank you for all your orders for the fall mint cookie campaign. The province will see 9941 cases of mint cookies. We did meet our goal, and went over by a little. All of the cookies and sales aids have been placed. The sales aids should arrive prior to the cookies. I expect delivery of the sales aids to begin by mid August, and should be all done by mid September.

Save the Date:

Cookie Delivery will be the Week of Sept 30-Oct 5

National Cookie Days will be Oct 18-20. This year they are going with Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Provincial Cookie weeks: Oct 6-20 tentatively

Deadline for names and photos will be Oct 31

Cookie Crests and Rockers

There is a supply of the rockers, and main crests at the office.

Certificates for Business

If you have a business that likes to help you out with the cookies, you can get a certificate from Provincial to submit to them as a token of appreciation. A very nice way to say Thank you.

COOKIE FINDER MAP

The 2018/2019 guiding year may be coming to a close but there are still some Units, especially those fundraising for trips that will be taking advantage of the many summer fairs, festivals and events to sell more cookies. Using the Cookie Finder map to publicize these cookie selling opportunities is especially useful at this time of year when girls and cookies are not as visible. Remind Guiders to use the sales event form to log their cookie selling events. http://www.girlguides.ca/GGC/Cookies/Find_Cook-ies/Cookie_Sales_Event_Form/GGC/Cookies/Cookie_Event_Form.aspx

Don’t forget to remind Units that if they are taking advantage of sales opportunities at community and regional events over the summer period it is especially useful to load the cookie blitz on the Cookie Finder map because customers are less likely to be aware that cookies are still being sold.

We will continue to monitor and share all events that are loaded on the Cookie Finder via our consumer service hotline and via social media channels.

Cookie All Stars

Congratulations to all the Cookie All Stars across the country. This year over 52,000 girls participated in the program, including 220 girls that reached the top level of 80+ cases! WOW!

We are in the process of packing and sending rewards to Guiders. They should arrive prior to the end of the school year for distribution to the girls. For the most part all the rewards should be mailed out. Ac-cording to National they were all mailed out by June 28. If you have not received yours yet, please ad-vise. If your unit is expecting gift cards you will have to sign for them.

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