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Safe Selling Tips

Coordination of each of Product Sales Programs at the Troop level requires hard work and dedication, as well as sound program management. Council-Sponsored Product Sales Program activities must be conducted in accordance with Girl Scout Safety Activity Checkpoints.

Safety is of the utmost importance for girls and adults.

The following guidelines should be followed for personal protection.

  • Girls should wear Girl Scout identification when selling cookies. Girls may wear their uniform, sash, vest, official Girl Scout pins or Girl Scout T-shirt.
  • Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, and Junior must have an adult present when they are selling Cookies. Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts must use the buddy system.
  • Girls should sell only during daylight hours unless accompanied by an adult.
  • Girls should learn and practice safety protection skills outlined in their handbooks. For example, do not enter the home of a stranger. Use safe pedestrian practices. Do not carry large amounts of money. An adult should know each girl’s whereabouts when she is selling

  • Permission must be obtained from parent/guardian for all girls to participate at Booth Sales and the general Cookie Program.

  • NEVER enter a customer's home.

  • NEVER give out names, addresses or telephone numbers of girls to customers. If it is necessary to give out a telephone number, give the Troop Leader's telephone number. Girls are given money envelopes to use during the Cookie Sale to collect money from customers. Please write the following information on the outside of the envelope: Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, 302.456.7150, the FIRST name and first letter of their last name ONLY, Service Unit/Troop #. In the event that envelopes are lost customers should contact Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay to report the lost envelope.

  • Safeguards for money collected must be coordinated by adults. Money must be given to the accompanying or supervising adult frequently to avoid girls walking around with large sums of cash.

  • Selling Girl Scout Cookies is a fun, learning activity for girls, please help to keep them safe at all times!

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