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Cookie Dough

What is Cookie Dough?

Cookie Dough is credit that Girl Scouts may earn during the annual Cookie and Candy, Nut & Magazine Programs. Girls choose to earn “Dough” instead of another recognition item. For the 2023  Cookie Program, under the for families section, see the annual recognitions flyer for the amounts of Cookie Dough girls can earn.

Cookie Dough is issued independently by each council and cannot be transferred to other councils. Cookie Dough earned at other councils cannot be accepted for redemption by GSKSMO.

Girls who earn Cookie Dough from the Candy Program and/or the Cookie Program will be notified of the amount earned and how they can use it. 

Girls who earn Cookie Dough from the 2023 Cookie Program will be notified in April of the amount earned and how they can use it. Cookie Dough earned during the 2022 Candy, Nuts & Magazine Program and 2023 Cookie Program will expire on September 30, 2023.

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Here's how you can use Cookie Dough:

Girl Scout Retail & Trading Post Items

Cookie Dough can be used for retail and trading post purchases. In most cases, if stock is not currently available, we can order it. If we cannot do that, we will provide a redemption code to use in the national e-shop. To begin the process, email with the amount of Cookie Dough earned and the item number(s) of the merchandise request. Our team will follow up and confirm the next steps.

GSKSMO Shop & Summer Day Camp Trading Post Purchases

You can use your Cookie Dough for GSKSMO shop purchases and BRAND NEW this summer, and we will have a Trading Post at some of our Day Camps. Just email to use your Cookie Dough.


Cookie Dough can be redeemed when you register for Day Camp. You do not need to fill out a Redemption form to use Cookie Dough towards Day Camp. See your Day Camp Registrar for more information when you sign up for Day Camp.

Resident Camp

GSKSMO has established partnerships with sister councils for your Girl Scouts to attend one of their resident camp programs. To use Cookie Dough for Resident Camp, please complete the  Redemption Form. You should also register your Girl Scout for the camp session(s) and pay applicable deposits.

Please allow 2-4 weeks to verify Cookie Dough amounts and for the amount to be applied to your camp balance at the sister council. It’s important that you follow the partner council’s camp payment policy and timelines to secure your registration.

*Please note that Cookie Dough may only be used for resident camp program registration at the councils and camp listed on the Resident Camp Programs page. Once Cookie Dough use has been requested it will not be refunded and that amount cannot be used for anything else.

GSKSMO Adventure and Excursion Programming

To use Cookie Dough for Adventure Programming, complete the Cookie Dough Redemption Form.

Camp/Catching Fury
To use your Cookie Dough towards the Camp or Catching Fury experience, use the  Redemption Form and enter under Program Registration. Learn more about Camp & Catching Fury.

Girl Fest
To use Cookie Dough for Girl Fest 2023, use the  Redemption Form and enter under Program Registration. Should you decide not to attend GIRL Fest 2023, there will be no refunds for Cookie Dough.

GSKSMO Sponsored Travel

Cookie Dough can be applied to travel sponsored by our council, even if the travel is occurring later than the current year. You must redeem your Cookie Dough by Sept. 30. To use Cookie Dough for your council sponsored travel please complete the Redemption Form.

*Please note: Should you use Cookie Dough towards travel and are unable to travel, or chose to cancel your trip, you will not receive a refund of Cookie Dough.

GSUSA Destinations

Cookie Dough can be redeemed for GSUSA Destination Travel. To use Cookie Dough for your Destination please complete the  Redemption Form.

*Please note: Should you use Cookie Dough towards travel and are unable to travel, or chose to cancel your trip, you will not receive a refund of Cookie Dough.

Annual Membership

Cookie Dough may be used for your Annual Membership when your total amount of funds is equal to or exceeds $25. We cannot process requests to apply amounts less than $25 towards Annual Membership. To use your "Dough" for membership please fill out the  Redemption FormPlease allow 2–4 weeks to verify "Dough" amounts and for the membership to be processed.

Gold/Silver Award Reimbursement

Girl Scouts working on their Gold and Silver Awards who have earned Cookie Dough can use their Dough to help fund supplies needed for their project. These items must be tangible items such as materials needed for the project. Cookie Dough cannot be used towards payments for services, time or supplemental supplies like gas or food. Once submitted, your request will be reviewed and you will be notified with a confirmation.

To request the use of Dough for your Gold or Silver project, click this link


Can Cookie Dough be transferred to another girl?
No. Cookie Dough is an individual recognition meant to be used by the girl. This includes use by an immediate family member.

How long do I have to use Cookie Dough?
Cookie Dough earned with the 2022 Candy, Nuts & Magazine Program and 2023 Cookie Program expires on Sept. 30, 2023. Unused Dough is forfeited at this time.