Hudson Valley, NY – There’s no way to be sure that Thin Mint is your favorite Girl Scout cookie, unless you’ve tried every type of Girl Scout cookie and with the introduction of a new cookie this year, your mission will be clear.
In addition to the usual set of cookies – Thin Mint, Samoas, Tagalongs, Lemonades, Do-Si-Dos and more – the Scouts introduced a new cookie: Adventurefuls. Girl Scouts say they are “chocolate-inspired cookies covered in caramel-flavored cream with a pinch of sea salt.”
Girl Scout cookie season doesn’t officially start until February 11th, but it’s never too early to start planning.
“The Girl Scout Cookie is a great opportunity for girls to hone their work and interpersonal skills, not to mention the resilience, creativity and resilience that the Girl Scouts have shown over the past two years,” said Rieger. “We are so excited to start GSHH’s Girl Scout Cookie Season on Friday, February 11th and to see how girls across the Hudson Valley achieve their goals this year.”
Every Girl Scout purchase helps fund local Girl Scout adventures throughout the year. Fundraising allows Scouts to explore what interests them, discover their passions and take action on issues they care about, according to the organization.
“Whether they’re using their STEM skills to solve a problem, changing a law to help their community, getting a gritty experience in the great outdoors, or starting an innovative nonprofit, Girl Scouts are building a better future for themselves and the world,” the organization said. . “And through the Girl Scout Cookie programme, including earning new cookie badges, the girls get a taste of being entrepreneurs and learn important online and offline business skills that will help them achieve success in life.”
This year, the Girl Scouts will once again face some unwelcome challenges to get cookie boxes into the hands of a lovable audience. As the third calendar year opens to the outbreak of a global pandemic, young entrepreneurs are seasoned with selling cookies in creative, socially distant and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe.
Girl Scouts will continue to operate outdoor cookie kiosks that follow local, state, and CDC guidelines, but if you know Girl Scouts, ask them how to sell cookies via the online Digital Cookie platform for direct shipping or local delivery. Additionally, from February 18, cookie lovers can enter their zip code to purchase cookies online from local forces for direct shipping or donate to local causes.
There is also an app for that.
Starting on February 11th, a new collaboration with DoorDash started. In the Hudson Valley, local Girl Scouts will track, fulfill orders, and manage inventory in partnership with DoorDash. In Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties, consumers can order Girl Scout cookies for pick-up or delivery on DoorDash.com or the DoorDash app.
All proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts forces in the heart of Hudson, Inc, providing amazing experiences for girls and facilitating the Girl Scouts leadership experience.
How to safely buy Girl Scout cookies this season:
If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she sells cookies in ways that comply with local and state safety protocols.
Visit DoorDash.com or download the app to see if and when delivery is available at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson by searching for “Girl Scouts.” If it’s not immediately available, keep checking back to find nearby local troops.
Beginning February 18, enter your zip code in the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to find a kiosk near you, to purchase cookies from your local Girl Scouts for delivery, or to donate cookies to first responders and local causes.
This article originally appeared on New Rochelle Patch