Cookie Credits Q+A

What are Cookie Credits?
Cookie Credits are council-issued credits Girl Scouts earn through product sales. They may be used for Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland programs, including council partner-led activities, Service Unit activities, camps, travel and store purchases. They may also be used for out-of-council resident camp and for council-approved, long-range troop trips.

When can they be used?
Cookie Credits earned during the 2014 Cookie Sale are available for use from April 15 through Dec. 15, 2014.

How many I have earned?
Members can check their Cookie Credit balance in Ultracamp. You will need your username and password to log in to Ultracamp to obtain your balance. Cookie Credits can be applied to events and activities in your family account OR transferred to a Girl Scout Shop for purchasing merchandise (see “How can I transfer Cookie Credits” below). You can call any of our council offices for assistance.

How can I use my credits?
Girls in kindergarten through grade 12:
• May apply Cookie Credits toward program fees, council event fees in their Ultracamp family account (must register prior to Dec. 15), or purchases from our council’s Girl Scout Shops by transferring them with the Cookie Credit Transfer Form.
• May apply Cookie Credits toward council-approved troop trips or travel or destinations.

Girls in grades 4 through 12:
• May store unused Cookie Credits from year to year in order to apply them toward a long-range, council-approved trip (including troop trip or Destination). Banked Cookie Credits may only be used for council approved troop trips at least 125 miles from point of origin.
• Credits will be automatically stored after Dec. 15 for girls in grades 4 through 11.

Graduating Girl Scout Ambassadors (grade 12):
• Must use their Cookie Credits by Sept. 30.
• May apply Cookie Credits toward a Lifetime Girl Scout membership. The application deadline is Sept. 1.

How can I transfer Cookie Credits for Girl Scout Shop purchases?
The transfer form is found in our Forms and Documents section. This form is for use only in the Girl Scout Shop, and is used by a parent/guardian when transferring Cookie Credits from family registration accounts for use in Shop only. 

Transfers may be made to:
• Troop/group online event registration account
• Council shop
• Council-sponsored travel, council-approved Troop/Group travel, or GSUSA Destination
• Out-of-council resident camp

Please allow one business day for transfers. The parent/guardian will be automatically notified by email once the transfer is complete.

Note: Once Cookie Credits are transferred to a council shop, they cannot be transferred back or used toward council event registration. Cookie Credits may not be redeemed through the e-commerce website, since Girl Scouts of the USA does not recognize individual Girl Scout Council’s Cookie Credits.

What else might I need to know about Cookie Credits?
• Cookie Credits expire Dec. 15 (except grades 4 through 12 – please see above).
• Cookie Credits cannot be redeemed for cash.
• Cookie Credits can only be applied toward programs in which the girl is eligible to participate.
• Cookie Credits may be applied toward all or part of a program fee or purchase.
• Cookie Credits may be shared by girls living in the same household.
• Cookie Credits may not be used for trading post at summer programs.
• Cookie Credits may not be used toward GSUSA membership dues.