Girl Scout cookie season kicks off in southeast Louisiana – L’Observateur
NEW ORLEANS – This week, Girl Scouts in East Louisiana and Girl Scouts across the United States are kicking off the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season nationwide, during a challenging time where many Girl Scouts are selling creatively, socially distantly. and contactless to keep themselves and their customers safe. Even in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies through the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program. Additionally, GSUSA will be making the online cookie ordering available nationwide on Friday, January 14, so consumers unfamiliar with a Girl Scout can still purchase cookies from a local troop to ship directly to their homes or to them. donate to local organizations.
Innovative sales methods led by girls
The Girl Scout Cookie Program has a long history of teaching girls how to run a business through in-person booths, door-to-door activities, and the online Digital Cookie® platform, which GSUSA launched in 2014. When the pandemic of COVID-19 hit the In mid-2020, girls in Southeast Louisiana were inspired to take action by organizing canning drives, sewing masks for their communities, and donating cookies to frontline workers . This year, girls as young as five continue to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, stay connected to their communities, and have fun by participating in the cookie program. Plus, the proceeds of every purchase remain local with the Troop and their board to fuel the Girl Scout essential leadership program.
“Our Girl Scout Cookies vendors had a good year 2021, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. The love for Girl Scout Cookies has remained strong and we anticipate an even better year in 2022. Our Girl Scouts are excited to continue to engage in innovative, girl-focused approaches to the Cookie Program. We hope our communities will support their local Girl Scouts with the same energy and enthusiasm as in years past, ”said Rebecca Pennington, CEO of Girl Scouts Louisiana East.
This year, Girl Scouts is also providing new materials as part of their Cookie Badges program to help girls run their cookie business online and through social media, helping them to be better equipped to sell during these times. .
Online ordering available nationwide on Friday January 14
GSUSA allows all consumers nationwide who don’t already know a Girl Scout to purchase Girl Scout Cookies online to ship to their doorstep. Starting Friday, January 14, customers can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a local troop to purchase through the Digital Cookie platform for direct shipping or donation to local organizations. This additional non-contact method supports local girls while keeping their safety and skills development in mind.
This year, Girl Scouts Louisiana East will be giving away the new Adventurefuls ™ Cookie, a gourmet brownie-inspired cookie topped with creme caramel and a hint of sea salt. Adventurers are giving consumers a delicious new option while enjoying their favorites such as Thin Mints® and Caramel deLites®. And while social distancing measures can keep families and friends apart, cookie customers can share their joy and stay connected this season through a gift box option that ships directly to others through the Digital Cookie platform. .
How To Safely Buy Girl Scout Cookies This Season
The Girl Scout Cookies season is recognized in Girl Scouts Louisiana East from Friday January 14 to Sunday March 13. Consumers can support Girl Scouts by purchasing Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Patties®, Shortbread®, and more in a number of ways. :
· If you know of a registered Girl Scout, contact them to find out how they sell cookies in a way that follows local and national security protocols. Girls will be taking pre-orders starting Friday, January 14, sharing personalized URLs with friends and family via email and social media.
· If you don’t know a Girl Scout, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, send COOKIES to 59618 (messaging and data charges may apply. Send STOPGS for STOP, HELPGS for help), or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for free on iOS or Android devices to find socially remote or contactless cookie kiosks if available in your area.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East thanks local businesses for opening up space outside of their outlets for Girl Scouts to sell cookies in a safe and socially distant manner, where permitted by local COVID-19 guidelines.
Starting Friday, January 14, enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to purchase online from a local Girl Scout troop and ship to your door or to give cookies to the first stakeholders and local causes.