Girl Scout cookie sales underway

Lifestyle
January 3, 2019

GLEN CARBON — Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois kicks off its annual Girl Scout cookie sales on Jan. 5, with the first cookie booth weekend.

Customers can purchase Girl Scout cookies at the cookie booths directly from the Girl Scout Troops that set up shop at area establishments throughout Southern Illinois.

Girl Scout cookie sales are the most well-known and largest fundraising activity of the Girl Scouts. A box of cookies goes to provide girls with experiences such as trips; a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math activity that opens her mind to new possibilities; a service project that changes her community; or the opportunity to build a lifelong friendship at camp. In Girl Scouts, girls develop essential life skills that support their success now and in the future.

From Jan. 5 through 26, Girl Scouts will take orders for cookies, which will be delivered in early March. In addition to cookie booths and traditional paper order cards, girls can sell Girl Scout Cookies online through a safe, interactive platform called Digital Cookie. Now in its fifth year, Digital Cookie combines traditional sales skills with modern technology to help girls learn more about online marketing and e-commerce. Girls can customize their personal sales websites and use email to invite friends and family to purchase cookies.

Customer demand for Girl Scout cookies following delivery has been historically high, so additional cookie booth weekends will be held from late February through March.

To find a Girl Scout in your area, call 800-345-6858 or use the online cookie finder tool at http://bit.ly/GSofSIFindCookies.

The Girl Scout cookie lineup in Southern Illinois include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles for $4 per box; Girl Scout S’mores and Toffee-tastic, for $5 per box.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving about 10,007 girls and engaging 3,686 adult volunteers in more than 40 counties in Southern Illinois. Girl Scouts is a proud partner of United Way.