Girl Scout Cookies are back with new recipes and COVID protocols

HUDSON VALLEY, NY – There’s no way to be sure Thin Mints is your favorite Girl Scout cookie, unless you’ve tried every type of Girl Scout cookie and a new cookie is introduced this year. , your mission is clear.

In addition to the usual range of cookies – Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs, Lemonades, Do-Si-Dos, and more – the Boy Scouts have introduced a new cookie: Adventurefuls. Girl Scouts say they are “delicious brownie-inspired cookies topped with caramel flavored cream with a hint of sea salt.”

Girl Scout Cookie Season doesn’t officially start until February 11, but it’s never too early to start planning.

“The Girl Scout Cookie program is a tremendous opportunity for girls to hone their business and interpersonal skills, not to mention the resilience, creativity and flexibility our Girl Scouts have shown over the past two years,” said Marie, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson. said Reger. “We are excited to kick off the GSHH Girl Scout Cookie Season on Friday February 11 and to see how the Hudson Valley girls are achieving their goals this year.”

Each purchase of Girl Scout Cookie helps fund the adventures of local Girl Scouts throughout the year. Fundraising allows Scouts to explore what interests them, discover their passions and take action on issues that interest them, according to the organization.

Whether they are using their STEM skills to solve a problem, change a law to help their community, have a courageous outdoor experience, or start an innovative nonprofit, Girl Scouts are building a better future for themselves and for the world, ”the organization said. . “And thanks to the Girl Scout Cookie Program, including earning new Cookie Business badges, girls get to be entrepreneurs and learn important online and offline business skills that prepare them for success in life. “

This year, Girl Scouts will once again face unwanted challenges in getting cookie boxes into the hands of an adoring audience. As the third calendar year of a global pandemic begins, young entrepreneurs have become accustomed to selling cookies in creative, socially distant, and contactless ways to keep themselves and their customers safe.

Girl Scouts will always operate outdoor cookie kiosks that follow local, state, and CDC guidelines, but if you know a Girl Scout, ask how she sells cookies through the online Digital Cookie platform for drop shipping or delivery. local. Additionally, starting February 18, cookie lovers can enter their zip code to purchase cookies online from a local troop for direct shipment or donation to local causes.

There is also an app for that.

From February 11, a new collaboration with DoorDash starts. In the Hudson Valley, local Girl Scouts will track and fulfill orders, manage inventory in partnership with DoorDash. In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties, consumers can order Girl Scout Cookies for pickup or delivery on DoorDash.com or the DoorDash app.

All proceeds benefit the Heart of the Hudson, Inc. Girl Scout Troops and Girl Scouts, fueling amazing experiences for girls and making the Girl Scout leadership experience easier.

How To Safely Buy Girl Scout Cookies This Season:

  • If you know of a registered Girl Scout, contact them to find out how they sell cookies in a way that follows local and national security protocols.

  • You can also text COOKIES at 59618 to be among the first to receive information about Girl Scout Cookies and to find out more exciting news from Girl Scout. Visit https://bit.ly/3E7ViYa for terms and conditions. Visit https://bit.ly/3Fajz0V for SMS privacy policy.

  • Visit DoorDash.com or download the app to find out if and when on-demand delivery is available in Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson by searching for “Girl Scouts”. If not immediately available, continue to check in to find a local troop nearby.

  • Starting February 18, enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to find a booth near you, to purchase cookies from a local Girl Scout troop for delivery, or to donate cookies to first responders and local causes.

This article originally appeared on the New Rochelle Patch

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