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Rewards & Experiences

Who doesn’t love a little recognition for their hard work?

Even though we know participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program will teach girls valuable life skills (5 to be precise), there's one other reason the girls really love participating: rewards! Troops can earn proceeds and Troop Treasure. Girl Scouts can earn individual rewards, including the Early Reward, patches and experiences.

Types of Rewards

Troop Proceeds

Troop Proceeds
- Available for all troops
- Troop earns $0.90 per package sold
- Girls can earn patches, experiences and reward items
- Troops can earn Troop Treasure
- Troops must complete the following recognition orders in Smart Cookies: Early, Main and Troop Recognition Order

Older Girl Proceeds
- Available only to troops with all members registered as Cadettes, Seniors and/or Ambassadors 
Girls must unanimously choose this option and troop will need to change their proceeds plan in Smart Cookies by Monday, January 25
- Multi-level troops with registered Daisy, Brownie and Junior members do not qualify
- Troop earns $1.00 per package sold
- Girls earn patches only
- Troops can earn Troop Treasure
- Troops must complete the following recognition orders in Smart Cookies: Early, Main and Troop Recognition Order

Early Reward Opportunity
Early Reward Opportunity 
  • Every girl with an Initial Order of 180+ packages submitted by January 24, 2021 will earn a Be Amazing themed t-shirt.
  • Girls in troops choosing Older Girl Proceeds are also eligible for the Early Reward.
  • Shirts will be sent to service unit cookie teams for distribution and will not be picked up at the Mega Drops.
Troop Treasure
Troop Treasure

In addition to incentive items for girls and troop proceeds, GSHCC offers Troop Treasure, a reward opportunity allowing girls to help support their Girl Scout experience. 

How can my troop earn Troop Treasure?
Troops can earn Troop Treasure based on their per girl average (PGA) for girls selling. Troops can view their troop’s PGA on their Smart Cookies dashboard and in the Troop Recognition Order. Troop Treasure will be awarded based on each troop’s PGA and the number of girls selling.

Reward Experiences

Please note for all experiences:

  • Girl Scouts must be Cadettes 11 years or older at the time of out of state travel due to GSUSA and Safety Activity Checkpoint guidelines.
  • Girls must be present at their chosen event in order to receive any special patches and swag items that may be given out at an event
  • Due to IRS guidelines, we are unable to provide tickets to events. Please plan accordingly and select the option that works for your Girl Scout. No make-up dates are available. If girls cannot attend the scheduled date, they will have the option of the additional item offered at that package level.
  • All reward experiences are girl-only unless otherwise noted with a star on the Reward Card. Cookie reward experiences will be held on the published dates, please plan accordingly. Due to IRS guidelines, girls cannot be given a ticket to an event and must be present to receive swag items.
  • In order to provide the best experience possible and to ensure girl safety, we are unable to make special accommodations for girl-only experiences. Parents wishing to attend experiences should select the “or” option denoted with a star at each level. Each experience level has a girl-only option and a chaperoned experience option.
  • In the event that in-person experiences must be cancelled due to COVID-19, GSHCC is excited to offer girls the physical item and virtual experience based on reward levels reached. This applies to all Cookie Experiences, including the Camp Voucher.
2021 Cookie Experience Information

Give Back (650+ Packages)

Earn a reward that gives back! Girls who reach this level will receive a flight of honey from Beesponsible. Beesponsible helps in protecting invertebrates and pollinators, including bees, and their habitats and ecosystems. What a great way to hit goals and help with conservation.

Wackford Pool Party (750+ Packages) - Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, GSHCC is unable to reserve the venue to host the Wackford Pool Party. Girls you reach this reward level will receive the ice cream maker and will have the option to two dates for the cooking experience. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bring your bathing suit and towel and get ready for some fun in the evening sun! Enjoy this pool party while you cool off in Adventure Bay, Splash Island or Deep Xtreme. Every Girl Scout will receive a custom patch. Bring one special adult guest! Dinner and a special treat will be provided for each girl and her guest. Transportation will not be provided for this experience.

Ice Cream Maker and Cooking Experience (750+ Packages) 

June 8 or June 22, 2021 - Virtual Experience

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (grades K-5) and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (grades 6-12)

Have you ever thought of what your perfect flavor would be and wished you could craft your perfect recipe? Girls who earn this experience will get to participate in a fun virtual cooking experience. Use the skills you learn in the workshop to craft your own unique ice cream flavor in your new ice cream maker. Girls must attend the virtual event to receive their ice cream maker. 


Adventure Kit (975+ Packages) 

Stay prepared with the Outdoor Adventure Kit. The kit includes an emergency blanket, compass, flashlight, multitool, paracord bracelet with fire starter, and a roll top waterproof bag to keep it all safe.


Mini Projector and Movie Night (1200+ Packages)

June 26, 2021 - Modesto, CA or July 31, 2021 - Sacramento, CA

Spend the evening with your one special adult guest enjoying popcorn and snacks while watching a movie under the stars at the Modesto or Sacramento Regional Program Center. You can continue to have epic movie nights at home! Each girl will receive a custom Cookie Boss patch and a mini projector. Transportation is not provided. Girls must attend the event to receive their patch and mini projector.


Camp Voucher (1650+ Packages)

Choose your camp session! This reward is good for one Camp Menzies Family Camp Session (for up to four people). Camp registration goes live 8:00A.M. March 1, 2021, which is before girls will get confirmation if they have earned this reward. It is not required to register for camp before the reward is earned. However, girls who wish to secure a spot in a specific camp session may register before the reward is received but families will have to pay the $25 deposit on their own. The $25 deposit is non-refundable, so if the girl does not earn this reward, they will have the option of paying the remaining balance and attending camp or canceling their registration and losing the $25 deposit.


Outdoor Skills Workshop (1650+ Packages)

July 24, 2021 - Camp Fleming

Did you know that Girl Scouts have a history of getting innovative outdoors? The s’more was even invented by Girl Scouts. There are many ways to explore the outdoors and we want to teach you some of them! This one-day staff-led will teach girls skills that will last a lifetime. Girls will also receive a tent and sleeping bag or tent and hammock. Transportation not included. Not an overnight experience. Girls must attend the event to receive their tent and sleeping bag or hammock.


Disneyland Dream Come True (2,250+ Packages)

July 11-14, 2021 - Anaheim, CA

Experience the magic at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Parks in this four day, three night trip. Girls will spend one day at each park. Enjoy a stroll in Downtown Disney, a surprise dining experience and stay at the Anaheim Program Center. This is a girl-only, staff-led trip. Transportation will be provided. All girls attending this trip must travel and stay overnight with the group. In order to ensure the highest quality experience, alternative arrangements cannot be made. *At least two girls must earn and select to attend this trip.


Custom Bike Experience (2250+ Packages)

 July 17, 2021 - Sacramento, CA

Get in touch with your designer spirit and create a bike that is uniquely you. Girls will not only be able to choose the color and style of their bike but they will also get to participate in a hands on experience at Mikes Bikes shop in Sacramento. Will your bike have more speed or more style? Your possibilities are nearly endless. Transportation is not provided. Girls must attend the event to receive their bike.


iPad and Design Workshop (3000+ Packages)

May 22, 2021 - Virtual Experience

Whether you’re looking to raise awareness for a community service project, an issue that you feel passionate about, or to support an entrepreneurial venture, graphic design is one of the tools you can use to capture people's attention and communicate your idea. Each girl who earns this experience will receive an iPad and get to attend a design workshop at the Modesto STEM Center. Girls will be able to continue practicing their skills on their iPad. Transportation is not provided. Girls must attend this event to receive their iPad.


GoPro and Photo Workshop (3000+ Packages)

June 5, 2021 - Sacramento, CA

A picture is worth a thousand words and you can become a photography expert. Discover key foundational photography concepts during this workshop. There will be lots of tips and tricks you will learn to make you a pro. Each girl who earns this experience will receive a GoPro to continue the fun. Transportation is not provided. Girls must attend this event to receive their GoPro.


Yosemite Adventure (4000+ packages)

June 11 - June 13, 2021 - Yosemite, CA

Girl Scouts earning this experience will get to take a special adult on this three day, two night trip to Yosemite. You and your adult will stay at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite while on this trip and enjoy a yummy breakfast buffet each day. On the second day, you and your special adult will get to hang out with horses and go on a relaxing horseback riding tour. Transportation is not provided.


Mammoth Road Trip (4000+ packages)

June 11- June 15, 2021 - Mammoth Lakes, CA

(Cadette-Ambassador Only) Get ready for a fun road trip to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Girl Scouts who earn this experience will go on an exciting staff-led five day, four night road trip by car to Mammoth Lakes. You’ll be staying in a cozy townhome in Mammoth that includes access to a pool and spa. During this trip you will go hiking, paddle boarding, shopping, and you will get to go axe throwing! *Girls MUST be Cadettes 11 years or older by the time of the trip and at least two girls must select to attend.