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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 girls love participating: rewards! Troops can earn proceeds and Troop Treasure. Girl Scouts can earn individual rewards, including the Early Reward, patches, and experiences.

Download the 2022 Reward Card

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 
- 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 190+ packages submitted by deadline will earn a reward
  • Girls in troops choosing Older Girl Proceeds are eligible
  • Rewards 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 on the Reward Card. Cookie reward experiences will be held on the published dates, so please plan accordingly. Due to IRS guidelines, girls cannot be given a ticket to an event and must be present to receive swag items.
  • 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.
2022 Cookie Experiences

Give Back Level - Bombas Socks (625+ packages)

Did you know socks are the most requested item at homeless shelters? GSHCC is partnering with Bombas socks for our Give Back Level this year.  Bombas donates one pair of socks for every pair sold, so girls who reach this level will receive one pair of socks and will know a donation was also made to homeless shelters on behalf of Bombas socks.


Splash-n-Dash Aqua Park Experience (760+ packages)

June 26, 2022 - Snelling, CA

Bring your bathing suit and towel and get ready for some fun in the sun! Enjoy the exclusive pavilion area and special GSHCC hosted activities. Every Girl Scout will receive a custom patch and aqua shoes. Bring one special adult guest as this is a chaperoned event! Adults will receive free entry to watch from the beach but will need to purchase tickets if they wish to participate in park activities. Snacks and a parking pass will be provided for each girl and her adult guest. Transportation will not be provided for this experience.


Build-a-Bear Experience at GSHCC Sacramento Shop (760+ packages)

May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, or 16, 2022 - Sacramento, CA

Experience the magic of Build-a-Bear at our very own Sacramento GSHCC Shop. Girls will participate in the iconic experience with our trained shop staff. Once they build their bear they will be able to dress it with select clothing items.


Santa Cruz Beach BBQ (1,200+ packages)

July 16, 2022 - Santa Cruz, CA

Get ready to hit the surf and sand! Girls will have an exclusive beach party area ready to go with coordinated beach games. Enjoy the exclusive beach BBQ with your special adult guest as adult supervision is required. Are you more of a thrill-seeker? Don’t fret. Everyone will get unlimited rides at the boardwalk all day long. Every Girl Scout will receive a custom patch and surprise swag item. Lunch and parking will be provided for each girl and her adult guest. Transportation will not be provided for this experience. 


2022 Camp Menzies Voucher (1,650+ packages)

Voucher for a Camp Menzies session (up to five days or weekend camp session for girl and one adult chaperone)

Choose your own adventure and have an unforgettable time at Camp Menzies! Enjoy canoeing, nature exploration, horseback riding, and much more – the session is our choice! Stellar Girl Scouts who reach this level will get to select any camp session (that’s right) up to five days long. Want a shorter session? That’s fine too! Family camp sessions can be chosen for the girl and one adult chaperone. Camp registration opens on February 1. Girls wishing to secure their spot are encouraged to pay the non-refundable $25 deposit. If a girl earns the voucher, the deposit can be refunded. Deposits are not required as girls can wait until the voucher is earned to select their camp session depending on session availability. 


Digital Camera and Content Creation Workshop (2,250+ packages)

June 4, 2022 - Sacramento, CA

Have you dreamt of being a photographer or maybe a social media influencer? Girls who earn and select this content creation workshop will get to learn new skills to practice their digital photography skills. Continue practicing your skills after the event with your brand new digital camera for content creators and vloggers! Girls must attend the event to receive their cameras.


Outward Bound Backpacking Trip (2,250+ packages)

June 16 - June 23, 2022 - Location TBD

(Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors only) Classic backpacking expeditions are designed to create a connection with nature and newfound confidence in Girl Scouts. Surrounded by like-minded peers and supportive instructors, girls build bonds with one another, begin to test their own independence and return home with new insights and skills to share. On this expedition, girls will expand their notions of what is possible, translate challenging life experiences into positive personal achievement, and emerge as confident leaders. This is a girl-only event led by knowledgeable expedition staff. Girls must bring clothing, eating utensils, and personal items.


Gilroy Gardens Experience (2,250+ packages)

June 3 - June 5, 2022 - Gilroy, CA

Enjoy a three-day, two-night experience with your special adult chaperone in Gilroy! Enjoy a yummy breakfast buffet each day. On your second day, explore the park and experience all that Gilroy Gardens has to offer. Lunch will be provided at the park for the girl and adult guest. This experience includes a two-night stay at a hotel, one day ticket to Gilroy Gardens for girls and required chaperones, parking, and a surprise swag item. 


Mt. Hermon Adventure Trip (3,000+ packages)

July 7-10 2022 - Felton, CA

(Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors only) Are you a Girl Scout who loves adventure and new challenges? Join GSHCC staff on this four-day, three-night girl-only trip to Mt. Hermon. Enjoy the natural beauty from the cozy vacation rental. There are lots of activities where you can taste the adventure. You will do some ax throwing, go ziplining, go on an aerial adventure ropes course and have plenty of time for team-building activities. Meals, transportation, and surprise swag item will be provided.


Great Wolf Lodge Experience (3,000+ packages)

May 20-22, 2022 - Manteca, CA

Enjoy a two-night stay at the Great Wolf Lodge resort and bring your special adult guest. Breakfast will be provided each day for the girl and her required adult chaperone. Each girl will receive a Wolf Pass that includes attractions like a ropes course, bowling, mini-golf, and much more! This experience also includes access to the water park during the stay. Transportation not provided.


Lake Tahoe Relax Retreat (4,000+ packages)

July 22-24, 2022 - Lake Tahoe, CA

Get ready to relax and treat yourself. Girl Scouts earning this experience will get to take a special adult on this three-day, two-night trip to scenic Lake Tahoe. You and your adult will stay at a hotel while on this trip. There is a surprise activity planned for both you and your adult on day two. Girls will receive surprise swag during this experience. Transportation is not provided for this experience.


Last Frontier Excursion (Alaska) (4,000+ packages)

July 20-24, 2022 - Seward, AK

(Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors only) Pack your bags and get ready to fly from Sacramento, CA to Anchorage, AK for this five-day, four-night trip. From there you will drive to Seward, AK where you will stay in an amazing vacation rental. When you’re not cozied up inside, you will experience all that Alaska has to offer. You will be hiking Exit Glacier, taking a cruise to Kenai Fjords, and exploring your surroundings. This will be one for the books! *Girls MUST be Cadettes 11 years or older by the time of the trip and at least two girls must select to attend.