DAYTON — If there’s anything that can make cracking open a box of fresh Girl Scout Cookies even better, it’s knowing one has contributed to helping empower girls with the skills, strength, abilities, and drive they’ll need to become accomplished women who benefit themselves, their families, and their communities.
Starting Jan. 8, it’s easier than ever to get Girl Scout cookies. In addition to the traditional methods of taking orders, orders can also be taken through a program called, “Digital Cookie,” where a Girl Scout one knows can invite you, via email, to purchase cookies online with a credit card through her personalized website. Traditional booth sales begin March 4 and run through the end of March.
“Digital Cookie is great news for girls. It has forever changed the Girl Scout Cookie–selling experience, bringing our legendary cookie program into the twenty-first-century and providing our girls with a fun, engaging new way to learn the skills that will drive the future economy,” said Roni Luckenbill, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “This initiative is a first step in preparing girls to be leaders in the high-tech, fast-paced, e-commerce world of today.”
Eight varieties of cookies are offered this year: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, Rah Rah Raisins, and Toffe-tastics. New and in limited quantities this year, the gluten-free variety, Toffee-tastics, are indulgently rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy golden toffee bits. The cookies are selling for $4 per box, except for Toffee-tastics, which are $5.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world. Girls learn skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. They work together with their fellow troop members to decide how to use the funds they raise, including once-in-a-lifetime travel, buying supplies for service projects, attending summer camp, and much more. All Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay in the community.
Girls wishing to join Girl Scouts and participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program can visit gswo.org/join or call the regional Girl Scout Service Center at 888.350.5090.