GRAFTON—It’s that wonderful time of year when visions of Thin Mints, Trefoils Tagalongs and Samoas start dancing in minds again, and cravings of the seasonal sweet treats set in. It’s Girl Scout cookie time and this year, adventure is on the horizon.
This year, the Girl Scouts will be offering up the newest cookie to the lineup, their sea salt caramel brownie-inspired cookie, Adventurefuls, along with their classic cookies and some up-and-coming fan favorites.
With mouthwatering flavors like the buttery toffee filled Toffee-Tastics or their signature S’mores, featuring a creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling sandwiched between two crunchy graham cookies, there is a flavor for everyone.
Do you need a little sweetness in your life? Well then, look no further because Girl Scout Troop 4158 has you covered.
Purchasing Girl Scout cookies not only puts a smile on your face, but it helps provide new, unique and amazing experiences for the girls of the troop. Each and every Girl Scout cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.
Research shows that over half of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums, supporting Girl Scouts as they make sales and learn essential business skills is imperative to ensuring our country has a strong workforce and economy.
The money collected during the annual cookie drive can be used as the troop sees it beneficial, whether it is to use toward community service projects or promoting programs for the girls, which will help to develop goal setting, decision making, money management and people skills, in addition to teaching them business ethics.
The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council kicked off cookie season across the state, and beyond, earlier this week.
The organization is offering three ways to satisfy your cookie cravings this year. Currently the Girl Scouts are accepting pre-orders on for their delectable delights, and cookies will be available during the first week of March.
Interested individuals can always visit a local booth, should they be allowed to set up shop. To find a booth near you, log on to the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond website at www.bdgsc.org and click on the Find Cookies link.
Many Girl Scouts are offering their own personal sales sites, using the Digital Cookie platform, which is reportedly in its fifth year. Simply ask your favorite Girl Scout if she’s offering the program, and she can provide you with the steps to order online.
Of course, Taylor County Girl Scout Troop 4158 is always ready to accept any cookie orders you may have, and they’re ready to take your cookie orders over the phone.
“Anyone wishing to buy cookies can call me at 304-476-9717, and I will make arrangements with them,” Girl Scout Troop 4158 Leader Jenny Freeze voiced.
Don’t know a Girl Scout personally? No problem! The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council (GSBDC) has launched “Cookie Finder” on its website, where customers can simply go online and order cookies from the comfort of their home, without having to seek out a Girl Scout.
According to GSBDC, customers are able to visit BDGSC.org enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to their door or to donate cookies to military families.
“We’re excited to be able to connect our local communities and our Girl Scouts together through everyone’s favorite treat: cookies,” said Beth Casey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond. “This feature provides girls with the ability to learn skills and reach their goals through new avenues - while keeping their safety top of mind.”
Pull out that smartphone and download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app. The app can be viewed on both Apple and Android devices, making cookie ordering even easier.
If you’re watching your waistline, but would like to still support your local scouts, GSBCD suggests ordering a few boxes as part of the Gift of Caring program, which are donated to military members, veterans and their families.
To support Girl Scouts, visit www.bdgsc.org/give.
Working in partnership with nearly 3,000 volunteers, GSBDC serves nearly 8,000 girls in 61 counties in WV, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.
For more information on the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call 1-800-756-7616 or visit www.bdgsc.org.