It’s pre-order time for those of us who stock up on Thin Mints once a year. Expect a ring at your doorbell. Or maybe a Facebook friend will post a link to a pre-order site. All the usual suspects are back: Do-si-dos, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, S’mores, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and Trefoils. The Toffee-tastic® cookie—a rich, buttery gluten-free cookie with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits—that was introduced in 2015 will also return.
Each Girl Scout can now have her own website that lists what her troop plans to do with the profits and what she’s learned from selling. One local Girl Scout, Alanna Mahoney, announced on her page that her troop plans on going on an outdoor adventure! She also said that selling cookies has taught her how to count money, how to set goals, and how to talk to costumers about buying cookies.
And this year, the Girl Scouts are debuting a new chewy, gluten-free cookie: Caramel Chocolate Chip, featuring rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt. Unfortunately, this cookie is only being tested in certain markets, and we haven’t seen it in Lake Norman yet.
The Girl Scouts recommend three ways to satisfy your cookie cravings.
- Find a cookie booth. Locate a Girl Scout Cookie sale in your community by entering your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool. Then head on over for the yummy treats!
- Download the app. Looking for cookies on the go? Download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for your iOS or Android mobile device.
- Order cookies online. Do you know a Girl Scout? Ask her if you can buy your cookies from her online site using the Digital Cookie® platform, now in its fifth record-breaking year!
“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.” Source Girl Scouts of the USA