FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Girl Scouts of the USA Press Room
NEW YORK, NY (February 16, 2021)—Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will celebrate the annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 19–21, when consumers are encouraged to invest in girl leaders of today and the future by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies. GSUSA is offering a number of online, contact-free sales options this year to keep girls and their customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while still teaching girls valuable entrepreneurship skills and helping local troops thrive.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend typically marks a time when many cookie entrepreneurs across the United States sell to friends, family, and their communities via in-person booths, door-to-door activity, and the Digital Cookie® platform online. This year, both the organization and our innovative girls are offering a number of ways consumers can still purchase Girl Scout Cookies in socially distant and contact-free ways:
Cookie customers not only can create joy for themselves during this difficult time by purchasing Thin Mints®, Samoas®/Caramel deLites®, the new Toast-Yay!TM, and other favorites—they can also create joy for essential workers, first responders, charities, the military, and more through their council or troop donation programs. And the earnings stay local: girls decide how to allocate their portion of the earnings for community projects, leadership opportunities, and exciting experiences. Each council depends on its earnings to run Girl Scout programming in every residential zip code in the United States.
If you don’t already know a Girl Scout, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to purchase cookies online from a local troop for direct shipment or donation to local organizations. Girl Scout Cookie season is recognized nationally from January through April, but local timing and product availability varies, so contact your council for more information.
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