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GSSEM Announces Alternatives to Events and Cookie Rewards Amid COVID-19 Crisis


Due to the ongoing public health crisis related to COVID-19, GSSEM has had to make changes to some events rewards, as venues cannot guarantee they'll be able to host large group gatherings by the scheduled event dates.

Troop Cookie Fun Days (Troop PGA of 250+ boxes)
The Troop Cookie Fun Day events won't be held in June. Instead, troops will be given tickets to use on a day of their choosing. Tickets will be valid for two years. Troops will be contacted regarding ticket distribution once the partner venues reopen after the Stay Home order is lifted.

Cookie Celebrations (600+ boxes)
As previously shared, the Cookie Celebration* events have been moved from May to August. The new dates are:

  • San Marino Club - 8/17/20 at 6:00 pm
  • Crystal Gardens - 8/19/20 at 6:00 pm
  • Laurel Manor - 8/22/20 at 11:00 am
  • Penna's of Sterling - 8/24/20 at 6:00 pm
  • Genesys Banquet Center- 8/25/20 at 6:00 pm
  • Farmington Manor - 8/26/20 at 6:00 pm

* Cookie Celebrations are subject to the venue ability to host large group gatherings as of August 2020. 

Cookie Stars Fun Cruise (1,000 + boxes)
Due to restrictions from the venue, the 2020 Cookie Stars cruise for girls selling 1,000 boxes of cookies or more is cancelled. In lieu of the cruise, girls will receive a cruise fun patch, a $50 dinner gift card to celebrate, and a 3-month, age-appropriate Crate Joy subscription. Crate Joy provides activity boxes that girls can complete at home. 

Day at Michigan's Adventure (Daisy, Brownie, Junior 2,500+ boxes)
Girls earning this reward with be provided with a voucher to use on a day of their choosing once Michigan's Adventure resumes normal operations. 

Trip to Girl Scout National Convention G.I.R.L. Weekend (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador 2,500+ boxes)
GSUSA has canceled the 2020 GIRL weekend event. Since this event is no longer offered, girls will receive a 3-month STEM box subscription, a $400.00 VISA gift card to use on an item to support their participation in virtual Girl Scout programming, and a $100.00 GSSEM shop gift card.

Top 10 Day with the CEO
The 10 top sellers will be contacted individually regarding this event. 

Cookie Rewards for 25+ boxes through 500+ boxes will be shipped to the troop leader in early June. All other reward items, gift cards, and subscription boxes for the 1000+ and 2500+ sellers will be mailed to the girls individually in June.