Girl Scout Cookies still for sale but in new, creative ways

The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program® for Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways (GSNYPENN) Council is underway. Local scouts are getting creative to get their iconic treats safely in the hands of customers during their largest annual fundraiser,  which funds activities, community service, experiences and programming.All money raised stays local.

Stock fullills customer pre-orders, drive-thru booths, a new collaboration with Grubhub and National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which celebrates the learning, excitement and fun selling cookies for 104 years.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. Girls develop important life and leadership skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—for a lifetime of success. This year, girls are flexing their entrepreneurial and leadership skills even further as they overcome challenges to more traditional face-to-face and walk-up sales in light of the pandemic.

Learn how to connect with GSNYPENN troops selling cookies and locate local drive-thru booths by visiting buygirlscoutcookiesnow.com

Digital Contactless Sales

Girl Scouts use a personal Digital Cookie online order link to connect with friends, family and neighbors. Cookies are delivered no-contact or shipped direct for a fee. Many girls are utilizing platforms like FaceTime and Zoom to host virtual cookie booths. New this year are troop ordering links, which can be searched by zip code on the online Cookie Finder or iOS and Android app to order from a local troop for direct shipment.

Drive-Thru Booths & Community Partners

Cookie Finder allows cookie fans to enter their zip code to locate community drive-thru booths for contactless sales. Troops are partnering with businesses and organizations in their communities to host drive-thrus. Some businesses are also assisting troops with cookie sales through their locations. All proceeds go back to the troop

Delivery

Thanks to a new national collaboration between Girl Scouts of the USA and Grubhub, delivery will be available in select GSNYPENN areas Thursdays-Sundays from 4-8 p.m. through March 21. Some days may vary by location. Customers can place orders using the Grubhub website or delivery app. Special discounts on delivery fees will be offered during designated date.

Cookies Available
GSNYPENN’s 2021 cookie lineup offers 8 flavors for just $5 per box. Varieties available:

  • Lemon-Ups™ – crispy lemon cookie
  • Trefoils® – traditional shortbread cookie
  • Do-si-dos® – crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookie with creamy peanut butter filling
  • Tagalongs® – crispy cookie layered with peanut butter and covered with chocolate
  • Toffee-tastic® – gluten-free, rich buttery cookie with crunchy toffee bits
  • Thin Mints® – crisp wafer cookie covered in chocolate coating made with natural oil of peppermint, vegan
  • Samoas® – crisp cookie coated with caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and striped with dark chocolate
  • Girl Scout S’mores® – crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling

Donate Cookies to Local Meals on Wheels & First Responders
“If you can’t eat them, treat them” through GSNYPENN’s annual Sweet Support Gift of Caring service project. Customers help support local Girl Scouts while giving back to the community. Donated cookie purchases will be gifted to 2021 Sweet Support recipients Meals on Wheels programs and first responders across the council’s territory.

If you don’t have a connection with a local troop, or need help locating cookies, contact GSNYPENN Customer Engagement at 1.855.213.8555 or [email protected] for assistance.