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The Great Cookie Cache

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Great Cookie Cache Patch Program. We had a great time celebrating the Girl Scout Cookie Program while exploring our Southern Illinois communities! 

Shout out to Abigail for finding ALL of the Golden Cookies! Well done!

Congratulations to the Girl Scouts who were selected as prize winners in our random drawing!

Alivia Murphy of Robinson - either a Program Unleashed May box or a free program up to $20

Jennelle Hinterscher of Newton - a Golden Cookie Hunt Medallion

Kyleigh Bagby of Belleville - a Golden Cookie Hunt Medallion

McKinzleigh Davis of Charleston - a Gold Cookie Hunt Medallion

Searah Tyler of Granite City - a free week of STEM camp or our virtual camp

Sloan Allen of Worden - Cookie Swag bag from the shop

Vanessa Sill of O'Fallon - Compass

Katrina Borders of Anna - $20 shop gift card

The Great Cookie Cache Patch Program 2021
During Cookie Season, Girl Scouts could earn a one-of-a-kind patch by hunting the Golden Cookie and building their financial literacy and business skills.

Golden Cookie medallions were hidden throughout Southern Illinois in each Service Unit. Girls also promoted their cookie biz around town, completed financial literacy courses and built marketing skills on the Digital Cookie platform.  We all had so much fun! 

Great Cookie Cache Patch Program 2021

Girl Scouts can earn a one-of-a-kind patch by participating in the Great Cookie Cache! Girls who complete the requirements by March 15, 2021 will earn the patch and also be entered into a drawing! be sure to check this page frequently for new clues to where the Golden Cookies are hidden!

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is offering a patch opportunity to girls who participate in the Great Cookie Cache activities! The deadline to complete the requirements and earn the patch is Monday, March 15, 2021. The patches will be available for distribution to Service Units in mid-May.

Complete at least four requirements:

Locate at least one Golden Cookie, take a selfie with it and upload to You will also be entered in a drawing! Please  DO NOT take the Golden Cookie! Leave it at the secret location to give your fellow Girl Scouts a chance to hunt it down.

Color, personalize and distribute at least three Cookie Coloring Sheets to your neighbors or local establishments to promote your cookie business. This requirement can be done in-person or digitally. Be sure to practice social distancing and do not include a girl's personal contact information.

Set up your digital cookie account.

Determine your cookie sales goals and plans for using your proceeds.

Check out the new virtual financial literacy and entrepreneurship badge programs through our partnership with VicTreeFi. Register on their website for any programs that you find interesting.

Download and/or print patch program requirements

Girl Scout Cookie Coloring Sheet

We have fun coloring sheets so Girl Scouts can promote the Great Cookie Cache (and their troop's sale!) around town. Create your custom flyer - add your TROOP Digital Cookie link or contact information and ask if you can hang it in the window of a local business. You can also go door to door in your neighborhood! Please do not include girls' personal contact information and remember to practice social distancing. 

Did a business let you display your Girl Scout Cookie flyer? Tell them how to enter to win FREE Girl Scout Cookies using this form