It’s almost that time of year: Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are taking orders beginning Jan. 5 for everyone’s favorite cookies.
For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout cookies have a new look and a new purpose: to show customers the “five skills” girls learn through the cookie program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
The proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s cookie sales stay in Connecticut and directly benefit all of the Girl Scouts in the state, including the troop or group from which the cookies were purchased. Some use the money to help out local animal shelters and support emergency personnel during storms, others fund troop activities such as camping trips and overnights, and others use their money to travel.
Girl Scout supporters who purchase a box of cookies are investing in girl-led and girl-centered programming.
The popular Cookies for Heroes program is back. Last year, more than 125,000 boxes were sent to service women and men, and this year, Girl Scouts want to send even more. Customers may purchase Girl Scout cookies locally, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will ship the cookies to service women and men overseas and at home.
Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Savannah Smiles will all be available this year.
Girl Scout cookie fans who don’t know a Girl Scout may visit gsofct.org and click on the cookie to connect with Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program in their town.