Friday marked the first day of Girl Scout cookie season — although you might not be greeted by the usual friendly faces this year.
Instead, check your doors to see if the neighborhood Girl Scouts have left any hang tags. The tag will be the key to your cookie shopping experience: Each will feature a link to a Girl Scout’s digital cookie website.
For those who don't know a Scout personally, co-workers and friends may know one who can help. Otherwise, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and pass their information on to a Girl Scout family.
Cookie-buyers are encouraged to place their orders virtually during the pre-order period, which runs until Feb. 21. While online ordering is available up until March 31, there is limited production of certain cookies — like S’mores and Toffee-tastic — so there may not be extras later in the season. Additionally, purchasing during the pre-order period helps the troops manage inventory more easily.
Girl Scout deliveries will be made in mid-to-late March, Jackson’s Girl Scout Service Unit Manager Margaret Gordon said. For those who need their cookies sooner, a direct shipping option will be available — but it will come at a larger cost. With Girl Scout deliveries, there is no additional cost.
In order to be mindful of girls’ health, digital cookie websites will be the primary selling method this year. However, some Girl Scout cookie booths will begin on March 25. While some booths will be digital, in-person booths may become available on a troop-by-troop basis.
For more on cookie sales – and how extra donations lead to cookies for hometown heroes, such as healthcare workers – read the full article in Monday's Jackson Hole Daily and online.