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

Past Due!

The fall cookie orders are past due. We still have a few districts that have not sent in their orders. Please do so as soon as you can. Try and remember that the fall cookies sell faster, and make sure you are trying to meet the 2 per member goal. If you plan on doing any fundraising with cookies, especially with travel, you need to submit a separate CK1 with fundraising on it.


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.




NEW COOKIE, NEW PACKAGING, NEW FRESHNESS DATE

Units will notice some changes with the 2019 classic cookie. We are continuing our rollout of the up-dated packaging for Girl Guide cookies. Using the same design elements that were introduced in fall 2018 there are 8 dynamic images to be found on the cookie boxes. The images showcase the many benefits of Girl Guides in spring and summer settings while following the basic design trends introduced with the mint cookie packaging. The classic cookie also sees a revamp with a new ‘stamp’ featuring the updated trefoil design.

An exciting new element being introduced this campaign is that with the move to all-natural flavoring and colouring we have been able to extend the freshness guarantee to 10 months, thus allowing the cookie to continue to be sold over the summer and into the start of the next campaign. The mint freshness guarantee date remains at 8 months.

 

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.

 

6/18/2019 7:51:16 PM