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2012 Cookie Program: January 19 through March 4, 2012   


GSEP Cookie Goals:

  • PGA 136 + 
  • 4,305,000 + Total Packages 
  • 90% Participation
  • 7,000 Cases of Cookies for Operation Cookies From Home  

2012 Cookie Program  

This year's Cookie Program starts on January 19, 2012. Cookies cannot be sold before this date. Please refrain from distributing order cards at your places of employment, distributing flyers, posting on social media, etc. before this date as well. GSEP's cookies will remain at $3.50 per package in 2012.  


2012 Cookie Program Contests

  • "Bling Your Booth!" Remember that throughout the 2012 Cookie Program, we will be holding a "Bling Your Booth" contest. For more information, visit and click on "Cookies and More," then "Cookie Events and Contests."
  • "2012 in 2012!" Every girl that sells at least 2012 packages of Girl Scout Cookies will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a special prize!
  • 5=52 Customer Contest!  Is a chance for customers to win a year's supply of Girl Scout Cookies (i.e. 52 packages!). For every five packages of cookies purchased, the customer has a chance to enter a drawing for 52 packages of cookies.  Girls can distribute 5=52 Entry Cards to their customers. An online entry form will be available on the "Cookie Events and Contests" page under "Cookies and More" at Five winners will be chosen at the end of the Cookie Program. 

Financial Responsibility

If you are a Troop Cookie Manager, please ensure that you are making regular deposits for cookies that you have received throughout the program. GSEP is responsible for paying for the initial order of cookies 10 days after our first delivery.  For this reason, and as a general good practice, it is important to make regular deposits. 


Council Cookie Booth Free-for-All

Council Cookie Booths remaining after the initial Council Cookie Booth Lottery will be distributed in the following manner. Login to at midnight on January 5, 2012 (evening of January 4/morning of January 5) to secure a Council Cookie Booth. From January 5 to January 12, each troop will be allowed to choose one available Council Cookie Booth location. On January 12, the system will open up for troops to book as many available booths as they wish.


Initial Order Information

Troops that have not placed an initial order will need to pick up their cookies from a Council Sponsored Reorder Station once the Cookie Program begins. They can do this by placing a planned order ahead of time or showing up for an unplanned order at one of our five unplanned order locations: Lehigh Valley Service Center, Shelly Ridge Service Center, Valley Forge Service Center, Fischer Hughes Lansdale, or Reads Moving and Storage in Hatboro. Please see the Council Sponsored Reorder Station Schedule for planning purposes.


If your troops have forgotten their pickup information, you can access their pickup time/location/late/date by logging into and viewing the "Delivery Station Appointment Summary Report" under the REPORTS icon.


In the case of inclement weather and pick-up location closings, please check our "Cookie Alerts" posted under "Cookies and More" at This will be the primary location where this information will be posted.


Council Sponsored Reorder Station Schedule

Council Sponsored Reorder Stations are locations where troops can go to obtain more cookies as their inventory depletes. Here is the Council Sponsored Reorder Station Schedule for 2012. Troops need to pay attention to whether the location is a planned or unplanned location and follow the appropriate schedule. Before picking up cookies at a Council Sponsored Reorder Station, please remember to check the Cookie Alerts page at for any closings. 


Cookie Communication Vehicles

Facebook: GSEP Thin Mints: This is our Facebook group where you can post photographs from the 2012 Cookie Program and communicate with other volunteers! Just login to Facebook and add "GSEP Thin Mints" as a friend.


Twitter: @GSEPThinMints: Are you on Twitter? So are we! Receive updates on the Cookie Program by following @GSEPThinMints. Find forms, links and resources for the 2012 Cookie Program under "Cookies and More." You can also check out our "Cookie Alerts" page to find out about reorder station closings.


Product Program Blog: Check out our Product Program Blog for helpful hints and news about the 2012 Cookie Program. Here you'll be able to access relevant forms, documents and videos.


Mobile Payments

This year a small group of older girl troops will be piloting an initiative to accept credit card payments for Girl Scout Cookies with a mobile device. This pilot group is instrumental in measuring the success of mobile payments. If this pilot is a success, we will offer mobile payments on a larger scale for next year's Cookie Program.


Mark Your Calendars: January 14 Cookie Kickoff!

It's almost time for the 2012 Cookie Program to begin! We're excited and hope you are too! This year we've planned a fun cookie kickoff event at the Family Fun Center in Schnecksville, PA. This event is free, open to all girls and no pre-registration is required! Come on over to the Family Fun Center to experience rock-climbing, bowling, roller skating, cookie sculpture building and more! You won't want to miss this fun event!


What: Rock Climbing, Cookie Box Sculpture Building, Roller Skating and More!

Where: Independence Family Fun Center, 4345 Independence Dr, Schnecksville, PA 18078

When: January 14, 2011

Time: Anytime between 11:15 AM and 2:15 PM

Cost: Free and no pre-registration! Please note that if you'd like to participate in roller skating, there is a small fee for skate rental: $2.50 for roller skates and $3.50 for inline skates.


Mark Your Calendars: January 21 Cookie Kickoff!

Join us as we partner with the Reading Public Museum as we kickoff the 2012 Cookie Season! You will have the chance to enjoy exclusive activities, the collections and special exhibits at The Museum all with a "girl power" theme.


When: Saturday, January 21, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cost: Free admission for Girl Scouts in uniform and no pre-registration! Regular museum admission for other visitors.


Seasonal Help Sought January 17 through March 4, 2012 

Seasonal help will be responsible for entering data from T-8s forms into and working at selected Council Reorder Cupboards during scheduled hours. For additional information and to apply, please visit "Careers" at