Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) has kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to safely share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies through the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program.
By training girls to run virtual cookie booths on social media, facilitate online orders that ship directly to customers’ doors, navigate new contact-free order pickup and delivery options, and manage a delivery partnership with GrubHub, GSHCC is helping girls as young as five years old continue to embrace their entrepreneurial spirits, stay connected to their communities, and have fun by participating in the cookie program.
Proceeds from each and every purchase stay local with the troop and GSHCC to power Girl Scouts’ essential leadership programming. Whether it’s a trip she’ll never forget, a service project that will change her community forever, experimenting with science, robotics and math, or the opportunity to build a lifetime of memories at camp, Girl Scout Cookies help make it all happen.
“The Girl Scout cookie program is a bright spot in the community. This year we have created a comprehensive plan to keep girls and their customers safe and have adapted to the current limitations placed upon our traditional face-to-face experiences,” said Dr. Linda E. Farley, CEO for the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. “We are excited for the community to once again support girls and their entrepreneurial endeavors by purchasing their favorite cookies. And this year, we have a new cookie.”
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California will offer the new Toast-Yay! cookie, a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite. Toast-Yay! gives customers a new way to celebrate moments of joy alongside other favorites, like Thin Mints and Caramel deLites. And though social distancing measures may keep families and friends apart, cookie customers can share joy and stay connected this season through a gift-box option that ships directly to others via Smart Cookies, a Digital Cookie platform.
This Girl Scout Cookie season is also the last for customers to purchase S’mores, a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling.
Girl Scout Cookie season is recognized in the 18-county ‘Heart of Central California’ region now through March 14. Consumers can support Girl Scouts by purchasing Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, and more in a few different ways:
If you know a registered Girl Scout, you can reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies in ways that meet local and state safety protocols.
Beginning Feb. 1, enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to your door or to donate cookies to first responders, food banks, and Blue Star Moms. You can also text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply. Text STOPGS for STOP, HELPGS for help).
From Feb. 19 through March 14, visit www.grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts to order via contact-free delivery from Grubhub in the following areas: Sacramento, Modesto, Davis, and Woodland. Days and times may vary. GSHCC is grateful to Grubhub for waiving all fees for the organization to make this new delivery option feasible for sales without reducing troops’ and councils’ proceeds.
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California is devoted to building girls of courage, confidence and character across the 18 counties in the Heart of Central California: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba counties.