Knoxville, TN (January 12, 2015): Thin Mints, Samoas, and all your favorite Girl Scout cookies are back—along with two new varieties. Rah-Rah Raisins is a hearty new oatmeal cookie with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks. Gluten--free Toffee-tastic cookies are buttery treats packed with golden toffee bits. A limited supply of Toffee-tastic cookies will be available only at select cookie booths while supplies last.
Also new this year: online cookie sales. Girls have the option to build their own “My Digital Cookie” websites that are personalized—but protected. Parents must approve the websites, and girls send e-mail links only to people they know.
Beyond customer convenience, girls will earn badges as they get hands-on experience with online marketing, website customization, and e-commerce to learn important 21st Century skills.
Girl Scouts begin taking orders in person and online January 16. Online orders will be filled immediately, and customers who place traditional paper orders will begin receiving their cookies in mid-February. Everyone can purchase cookies at cookie booths February 28 – March 22.
Girls have spent months preparing for the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
“At my meeting yesterday, I played a game with pretend boxes of cookies,” says five-year-old Girl Scout Rebecca Osucha, who’s excited about her first cookie sale. “We practiced having a cookie booth and using our manners.”