EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - From local businesses to popular shopping malls, Girl Scouts will be setting up cookie booths for their annual Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the nation. Girls will be selling cookies in central and southern New Jersey now through March 11.
Cookies include the classic Thin Mints and other goodies like the S’mores Cookie, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Caramel deLites, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches, each $4 a box.
Select locations will also be selling a limited supply of the new gluten-free Trios cookie; chocolate chips nestled in a gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal cookie, available for $5. All the proceeds of net revenue stay local.
Paying homage to Girl Scout camping traditions and nodding to the fact that Girl Scouts are credited with the first recipe for s’mores in 1927, the S’mores Cookie will return to the 2018 cookie lineup. With its debut last season, the Girl Scout S’mores Cookie became the most popular flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, even beating out the Thin Mint.
The S’more Cookie available in central & southern New Jersey will be a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolatey coating, a perfect representation of the historic s’more recipe.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches the girls the five essential business skills of Girl Scouts: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Along with learning these valuable life and business skills, selling Girl Scout Cookies will help girls reach their troop goals including travel opportunities, camping, community service, and more. The Girl Scout Cookie Program remains the largest financial literacy program for girls in the country generating $790 million in sales.
If you can't make it down to physically pick up a box, then don't fret. The Girl Scouts will be taking orders online through their Digital Cookie Platform, which will also allow the scouts to track their sales and goals online.
"The iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program helps today’s girls learn business and life skills," said Ginny Marino, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ. " each level, components are built into the program to help girls develop leadership, business and goal setting skills, along with money management. Our girls are even moving into a new generation of business with online sales."
Lastly, the scouts are sponsoring the "Taste of Home" program, which brings thousands of cases of Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers oversees. Last year, the scouts donated 2,000 boxes, and they're hoping to top that with 2,400. The Girl Scouts encourage you to purchase the additional box so it can be donated to our service members.
Girl Scout Cookie fans can find a cookie booth near them by using the Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org or by downloading the mobile app available for Android and Apple devices.