Today’s Tips 12.7.20

VIP Take-Out Menus Available for January
Is your troop ready for a VIP Experience? Our Take-Out Menus for January-March are available now. Check them out under the VIP Troop Experience tab. 
VIP Experiences offer a personalized, hands-on virtual program for your troop at a time that works for you and are led by our P2P program staff. These programs will include badge workshops, Journey jumpstarts, award workshops and more!

We also have some great cookie selling themed virtual programs coming up next week. Check the online calendar for days and times and get your skills sharpened and ready just in time for cookie season! ​Sing in the New Year!Join us for a virtual Sing in the New Year Sing-Along this year! All girls are invited to sing with us via Zoom on Saturday, January 9. Find registration information here.

There is also a full weekend of singing planned for Girl Scout Seniors, Ambassadors and adults. Find all the details here!
Smart Cookies Registration E-mails Launch Thursday
In preparation for the start of our Girl Scout Cookie Program (on Tuesday, December 15), girls and their guardians should keep an eye out in their inbox for their Smart Cookies registration e-mails on or around Thursday, December 10. When received, girls can click the link embedded within the e-mail to create their Smart Cookies account. You can watch this video on how girls create their Smart Cookies accounts. Although e-cards and social media links cannot be shared or sent until December 15, girls can begin entering their sales goals and entering customer information.

One important thing to remember when setting up your e-mail contact information is to only check the box for girl delivery if you have the means (or ability) to deliver the cookies in-person to the customer. If the girl-delivery box next to the contacts is not checked, your customers will only have the ability to place an order for direct ship. (Direct ship is where the customer orders online, pays online and the cookies are shipped directly to them from the baker and customer pays shipping charges.)  If you do not receive your registration e-mail from Check with your troop volunteer to ensure your Girl Scout membership is current.  If no, renew or register your girl as a Girl Scout. All girls must be a registered Girl Scout prior to cookie program participation. Once your registration is complete, your Smart Cookies registration e-mail will be launched a few days later. If yes, ask your troop volunteer to relaunch your registration e-mail.  If the e-mail still does not come through, contact a member of our Customer Care Team for assistance at   
Have additional questions? Check out our Smart Cookies FAQs for Parents, along with this video about the new Smart Cookies virtual sales enhancements for girls. ​

Destinations 2021 Update
Because of continuing pandemic-related issues and GSUSA’s commitment to ensuring that girls remain safe, Destinations will not take place during the summer of 2021. Destinations are a unique kind of Girl Scout travel—with girls flying to participate from many different states, and even countries, and many months are necessary to apply and prepare, which the pandemic has made impossible.

With that in mind, new dates for Destinations for the summer of 2022 are now available. Round 1 applications for 2022 are due on February 15, 2021 and all the official 2022 Destinations programs will be released on May 1. You can see more updates by visiting the Destinations website.  

GSUSA is also going to be offering an “alum” travel opportunity for those girls who were waiting for their senior year of high school to travel and are now unable. Please share this survey with any high school senior so she can give GSUSA her thoughts on this opportunity. ​

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