Girl Scout cookies are here—and so is a holiday for cookie lovers. More than 1.3 million boxes of cookies have arrived in the local Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians area. Girls are starting to deliver the cookies, and booth sales in front of local businesses are February 28 – March 22.
“It’s easy for people who don’t know Girl Scouts to buy cookies,” says Heather Hatmaker, the council’s director of revenue. “Just go to GirlScoutCookies.org, enter your zip code, and you’ll see all the cookie both locations and times in your neighborhood.”
A mobile cookie app is also available which lets smart phone users instantly find nearby cookie booths.
In addition to classics like Thin Mints and Samoas, girls are selling a new hearty oatmeal cookie called “Rah-Rah Raisin.”
Customers may also purchase boxes of cookies to be delivered directly members of the U.S. Military through Operation: APPRECIATION.
Local Girl Scouts sell an average 200 boxes per girl. One hundred percent of the revenue after expenses are paid stays within the local council. Girls earn $1 million directly for their troop treasuries. The council uses additional proceeds to support girls and volunteers.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs through March 29.