Monday, January 30, 2012

Understanding a Troop Balance Summary Report

The Troop Balance Summary Report is one of the most important and helpful reports found at  Please see the short video below on how to read a Troop Balance Summary Report.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cookie Kickoff Videos!

Lehigh Valley Cookie Kickoff 1/14/2012

Philadelphia Cookie Kickoff 1/19/2012

Girl Scout Cookie Noteriety

Did you know that five of the top ten cookie varieties in the nation are Girl Scout Cookies?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Automated Clearing House (ACH) Sweep for Cookies!

The first ACH Sweep for troops participating in the ACH Pilot, is scheduled for Friday, February 3. An email will be sent to all participating troops, notifying them of the balance that will be transferred electronically from their troop bank account. The value of the sweep will be 15% of the retail value of their initial order.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

100th Anniversary: 2012 in 2012 Prize Announced!

Each girl that sells at least 2012 packages of Girl Scout cookies will be entered into a drawing to receive a very special prize. A report will be generated from Snap™ to determine all qualifying girls--no entry form needed. 

Travel Prize!
The winning girl will receive four tickets to one of four destination tours (Washington, D.C. tour not included).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cookie Rallies

Troops having been preparing for the Cookie Program all across GSEP!  Please enjoy photos from some of the rallies that have been taking place (Service Units Represented are SU 527, SU 610, SU 614 and SU 646):

Saturday, January 21, 2012

5=52 Customer Contest

5=52 Customer Contest is a chance for customers to win Girl Scout Cookies for year! For every five packages of cookies purchased, the customer has a chance to enter into a drawing for 52 packages of cookies. Five winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the Cookie Program.
Please feel free to print out extra thank you cards (as shown above) to direct customers to the online entry form if they purchase five or more packages of cookies.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Inclement Weather Alerts and Planned/Unplanned Order Schedule

Inclement Weather Information
Were coming upon our first official weekend of snow so we wanted to remind everyone of where you will be able to find information on possible delays or cancellations of planned and unplanned order drops due to the inclement weather. We will be posting all information on cancellations or delays on our web site's Cookie Alerts page:

Planned and Unplanned Order Schedules
To allay confusion with the times and dates of planned and unplanned orders, we have provided the schedule for both unplanned and planned orders:

When you place a planned order in snap, you will be given the option to select the date and location that you'd like to pick up your cookies.  You will have to follow the schedule linked above to determine the time that your specific location is open. If a Reorder Station has less than 150 cases on any given day, the Reorder Station will be closed and people who have scheduled pickups for that day will be notified.

Also, please remember to bring your T8 form when you pick up cookies for both planned and unplanned orders.

Unplanned Orders are only being filled at these locations:

  • Valley Forge Service Center on Tuesdays from 4pm-7pm
  • Lehigh Valley Service Center on Thursday from 5pm-7pm and Saturday from 9am-11am
  • Fischer Hughes Lansdale Warehouse on Saturday 8am-11am and Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Read's Warehouse on Wednesday 10am-6pm and Saturday 8am-11am
  • Shelly Ridge Service Center on Friday 3pm-6pm
These will be the ONLY locations you can come to without placing an order in snap.  You will still need to bring a T-8 form with you. It is not guaranteed that all cookies will be in stock.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bling Your Booth Prize Announced: Tickets to Coco Key Water Resort in Mt. Laurel, NJ!

Join the fun and “bling your booth!” We will be seeking one winner in each of the following categories:
  • What can a cookie do? How does your Cookie Booth reflect the 2012 Cookie Program Theme, “What can a cookie do?” 
  •  Operation Cookies From Home! How does your Cookie Booth promote our “Operation Cookies From Home” initiative?
  • Taste the Tradition! How does your Cookie Booth celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting? 
  •  Open! Put your marketing skills to the test and think outside the box to come up with a one of a kind Cookie Booth!
Rules: A troop may submit one entry per category by submitting a photograph of the troop’s cookie booth along with a completed submission form by March 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM. The online Bling Your Booth Submission Form will be available on January 19, 2012.

Judging: GSEP Staff members will select two finalists in each category. These finalists will be featured on our GSEP Thin Mints Facebook page for fans to cast their votes for the winners. Voting begins on March 20 and ends on April 20, 2012. The photographs with the most “likes” in each category will be our winners.

Prizes: One winning troop will be selected in each category. Winning photographs will be featured on and the winning troops will receive 20 tickets to Coco Key Water Resort in Mt. Laurel, NJ!  At Coco Key Water Resort your troop will enjoy a day packed with fun water activities, exciting water slides and an arcade! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Placing a Planned Order in Snap

In order to properly manage our inventory, we're asking troops to place planned orders in snap.  By placing a planned order, we'll know where and when you want to pick up select varieties of Girl Scout Cookies, thus guaranteeing your order.  Planned orders can be placed by noon the day before you would like to pick up your cookies. If you did not place an initial order, you will need to place a planned order to be able to recieve cookies. Please see the video below to learn how to place a planned order in snap.  Remember--you will still need to bring a completed T-8 form with you when you pick up your order.

If you are unable to place a planned order, a few locations will still be offering unplanned orders. For unplanned orders, we cannot guarantee your order and you will be limited to 50 cases. You will still need to bring a T-8 form to the following Council Sponsored Reorder Stations to pick up an unplanned order, provided that they are open on the day you would like to come:
  • Lehigh Valley Service Center
  • Shelly Ridge Service Center
  • Valley Forge Service Center
  • Read's Warehouse
  • Fischer Hughes Lansdale Warehouse.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Girl Registrations

All girl registration forms should be turned in to a GSEP Service Center by the end of this week in order to ensure that the registrations can be processed in a timely manner for the upload into Snap from our Membership database on January 31, 2012.

Monday, January 9, 2012

District Booth Openings

There are several openings in the following three District Booth Locations:

Interested troops may contact the email address associated with the respective booth to inquire about availability. This is done on a first come, first served basis

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mega Drops!

If your troop has placed an initial order, it's already January and pickups have started! Here are a few pointers to remember when picking up your initial order:
  • Count your cookies!  Remember, you're financially responsible for what you sign for, so make sure you take home the correct amount of cookies.
  • Load your own vehicle and help others. This year our delivery agents will not be loading vehicles, due to liability issues. If lines are moving slowly, please feel free to help out others to make the process faster.
  • Bring your T-7 Initial Order Form. Although this form will not be collected, you should take this with you so that your order can be verified if need be. 
  • Bring enough vehicles to accommodate your order.
  • Arrive on time.
  • If you don't remember your pickup time/lane, you can login to, click on REPORTS, then select the "Delivery Station Appointment Summary Report."
  •  If you're unsure where to go, please see the map below:

View GSEP Reorder Cupboards in a larger map