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

Save the date

May 31, 2019  We will need the mint cookie orders by this date, and before you close up for the summer. 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, 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

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 DAYS IN CANADA

This important selling event in the campaign calendar will be held on the weekend of April 6 and 7 this year. Cookie Days in Canada event will concentrate on the format that allows Units to take part in the event by organizing their own selling event on that weekend, whether that be in a local store or even door to door or Units. There will still be limited ability to book space for the event with RIOCAN properties however these locations are only available in a few provinces and are all indoor sites in malls. A list of RioCan properties is on the Cookie Days section of Member Zone.

Units can either list their own self organized event on the Cookie Finder map or use the National booking site for RioCan properties. This site will open on Saturday, February 9, and will remain open until midnight EST Sunday, March 24, 2019. The link for the national booking site is here.

The information on how to take part will have a story and link in Guidepost and we would appreciate it if you could distribute the information via your provincial channels as well. The DIY group event option can be loaded on the Cookie Finder map at any time up to 24hours prior to the Cookie Days event.

All information about Cookie Days is available on the Cookie Day pages on Member Zone.

Cookie Banner and Crest

Any Unit that registers their event on the Cookie Finder Map for the weekend of April 6 and 7 will receive a confirmation email with a link to include their mailing information so that they may receive the PVC cookie banner. We will also continue to offer a Cookie Days in Canada crest to all Units that log their event on the map and fill in a short follow-up once the weekend is complete.

Social Media

We will continue our successful promotional campaign via social media with Facebook/Instagram advertisements. Our aim is to have as many Units as possible taking part in the Cookie Days in Canada weekend in whatever way is easiest for them. Let’s work together to promote this initiative and ensure its ongoing success.



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

REMEMBER: 1. Top level reward for Mint 2018/Classic 2019 – there is no change to the rewards this campaign 2. Registration opening date February 2019

 

Registration 

Cookie All Stars registration site will open for all units on the first Monday in February 5, 2019 after cookie ordering period is finished. Passwords that Guiders established in the past for the CAS site are still valid.  

For your convenience here is a direct link to Cookie All Stars registration site bypassing Member Zone altogether:

CookieAllStars
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