Can I Order Girl Scout Cookies Online
Right now, we’re going to take every comfort possible – and a box of Girl Scout cookies is the quickest (and best) solution. In a normal year, the whole country is mobilizing around Girl Scouts – whether it’s your own daughter or even a neighbour, a loved one, or a colleague’s child – to fill their pantry with boxes on boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and more.
This year, however, most Americans are practising social distancing, which means that schools are closed, after-school programs are suspended, and people limit their trips to grocery stores and other local businesses. As a result, the Girl Scouts suspended home sales and cookie kiosks on March 27. Since Girl Scout cookies are generally sold from January to April, many troops ended up with boxes of cookies – and no way to sell them.
In an effort to “be a source of comfort for many”, the organization launched Girl Scout Cookie Care aka a “virtual cookie stand”, to allow you to order cookies or make donations online.
As soon as you visit the Girl Scout Cookie Care home page, you are prompted to enter your postal code (or your Girl Scout’s postal code!), So that you can assist Girl Scout troops in your area. But if, for whatever reason, it doesn’t raise your local council, keep in mind that some councils are not participating yet. Next is the fun part: browse the cookie offerings, including this year’s version of Lemon-Ups, and choose how many you want to buy. There is a minimum of four boxes for all orders, so you’ll need to choose a handful of your favourites at very less.
Shipping prices, which start at $ 9.25 for 4 to 6 boxes, vary depending on the number of boxes you order. Once your order has been placed, you can expect your cookies to arrive within 2 to 15 business days for domestic destinations and 5 to 15 days for international destinations.
Give cookies to local heroes
The good news doesn’t stop there: on the same order page, you can give cookies to local heroes for $ 5 per box – first responders, health workers, volunteers and everyone else keeping our country afloat. All donations are shipped free of charge and do not count towards the minimum order of four boxes. As of April 14, more than 60,000 boxes of cookies had been donated to New York by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York council, according to CNN.
For your information, 100% of the net income generated by cookie orders goes directly to the councils and scout troops in your region. It’s up to the girls to choose how to spend their money. Some will use it for team-building experiences, others will reinvest it in their communities through “Take Action” projects. Either way, orders help support 1.7 million girls nationwide, making the taste of cookies even sweeter, just to say.