Local Girl Scouts launch annual cookie selling season

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Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore has launched its Girl Scout Cookie Season, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues collect fewer than eight cents of every dollar granted by philanthropic foundations in the country, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.

When: Starting Jan. 8-31, 2021, Girl Scouts will be accepting pre-orders for cookies. Find your local Girl Scout to order for delivery between Feb. 22-26.

Feb. 1 marks the opening of our online Cookie Finder where anyone can find cookie booths or order cookies. Pending COVID Guidelines, booth sales will begin Feb. 19. The cookie program ends March 21, 2021.

Cookies: Through ABC Bakers, Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore will be offering nine cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Girl Scout S’mores, Lemonades, Caramel Chocolate Chip (gluten free), and a new cookie Toast-Yays!

Ordering Options:

Order from a Girl Scout – Do you have a Girl Scout in your life? Reach out to them directly to place your pre-sale order. Don’t know any Girl Scouts? Ask your co-workers, neighbors and friends to see if you can support a Girl Scout they may know.

Order Online – Girl Scouts is thrilled to launch a new online ordering system. By using the Cookie Finder on www.gsmists.org, customers can search for a specific troop or can be linked up with a randomly selected troop from their area to place orders directly with them. For the first time ever, customers have the option of choosing to have their order shipped directly from the factory to their door, or to have a Girl Scout deliver it personally.

Order on the App – Order cookies directly from your phone! The Cookie Finder app is free and available for download in the iTunes Store and Android Marketplace

Order with Smart Home – Starting Feb. 19, with a simple ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Alexa’, you can have cookies delivered right to your door.

Price: Locally, core Girl Scout Cookies are $5 per box and the specialty cookies Caramel Chocolate Chip (gluten free) are $6 a box. All proceeds stay in northern and western Michigan to benefit local Girl Scouts.

Details: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls. Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about more than just handing over money for a box of cookies. It’s about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with customers and the experience of running her own cookie business. Selling cookies teaches goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success and life.

Note: Girl Scout councils operate their cookie sales independently. Information about local sales should be derived from the GSMISTS media kit, www.gsmists.org/cookie-media-kit, or by contacting Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore. Information from other outlets may not be accurate or apply to the local sale.

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