It’s that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.
While local Girl Scouts are presently taking pre-orders, on Feb. 27 they will sell their cookies at large for $5 per package through March 22. While the nine classic cookies flavors will be sold – Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, and Cranberry Citrus Crisps – select troops will also have a gluten free option to offer as well: Trios, made with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and whole grain oats.
“I like to see the excitement on people’s faces when they buy our cookies. And we really appreciate the community support,” said Girl Scout Cadette Sara T. from Troop 15 in Turlock. “We are a really active troop. Our troop uses the money we earn to fund our activities for the next year. We go to museums, the beach, state and national parks, and camping. We also use our cookie money to give back to the community. Some of our service projects include our annual troop food drive and making toys and blankets for the animal shelter. This year we will use some of the money to fund our Silver Awards.”
On Monday, with the help of over 300 staff and volunteers, the Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop took place in Modesto, where 24,500 cases of cookies were distributed to Girl Scout troops across Central California.
Those looking to purchase Girl Scout cookies can do so by accessing girlscoutcookies.org. to find the nearest selling point and there is also a Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for smartphones.