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It’s time for Girl Scout Cookies!!

Sweet young ladies once again will be asking, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?” It’s to celebrate the impactful entrepreneurial program that has sparked the success of millions of women. The Girl Scout Cookie ProgramĀ®, the largest annual investment in girls in the United States, powers amazing experiences for girls as they learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills and make the world a better place.

Everyone can agree that when a nice scout comes up and asks if you want to buy a box, you usually say, “Yes.” while inside you’re squealing in delight. The new flavor for 2020 is… Lemon-Ups and you can get them now in select markets. The Girl Scouts tout the Lemon-Ups as a crispy, lemon cookie baked with motivational messages.

Lemon-Ups
Lemon-Ups

Here’s the 2020 list of cookies.

  • Girl Scout S’mores
  • Thin Mints
  • Caramel deLights/Samoas
  • Shortbread/Trefoils
  • Lemonades
  • Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
  • Thanks-A-Lot
  • Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Tofee-tastic*
  • BRAND NEW – Lemon-Ups

*-Denotes Gluten Free option available in certain areas

Thin Mints!

Ever wonder why there are 2 names for some of the same cookies? According the Girl Scouts website, the cookies are produced by two bakers. The recipes and ingredients may differ slightly on some cookies. Check with your local Girl Scout council to find out which baker and name they sell. Not all cookies are available in all areas.

So you’re ready to buy…

  1. Find a cookie booth near you. – Go online the website and you can enter your zip code.
  2. Download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app from the App Store or Google Play.
  3. Order online from the Digital Cookie platform.
Do-si-dos/Peanut butter sandwiches

Girl scout cookies do so much for our community. Proceeds stay with local chapters to provide many opportunities for girls. They learn entrepreneurial and leadership skills that will help them later on in life. This century old tradition started in Oklahoma and the first prices started around 25 cents for a dozen. Now, the cost is a little higher, but in the end it’s a sweet deal.

Girl Scout cookies go great with ice cream. Maybe try them with a new King Cake Ice Cream.

Photos Courtesy: Girl Scouts