For some, the best season of the year has arrived.
“It’s Girl Scout cookie time in Tennessee,” said Lynne Fugate, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “A beloved tradition for Girl Scout troops, their supporters, families and cookie lovers across East Tennessee, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is sweeter than the standard fundraiser.
“Girl Scouts utilizes cookie sales to teach young women about business management, sales and e-commerce, financial literacy, logistics, technology, marketing and communications,” Fugate added. “All proceeds from cookie sales stay local to help fund life-changing programs and experiences throughout the year.”
There are several opportunities to purchase cookies and support the program:
• “Cookie orders through local Girl Scouts start now,” Fugate said. “Each scout has her own ‘virtual cookie booth’ link to a digital ordering system through which you can order your favorite cookies to be delivered at a later date, and your purchase will support that specific scout and her troop.”
• Pre-order cookies will be delivered starting early February. Distribution days — when Girl Scout troop members, leaders and volunteers pick up cookies from warehouses to fulfill their orders –—are scheduled to continue throughout East Tennessee in early February. Cookie orders then will be delivered personally by each Girl Scout following distribution days, as soon as early February.
•. Girl Scout troops will be at retail and community locations throughout East Tennessee, selling cookies directly to the public from Friday, Feb. 10, through March 5. To find nearest cookie booth, visit iwantcookies.org.
• Order the new raspberry cookie. Digital sales of the new Raspberry Rally cookie kick off Feb. 27. These online-exclusive cookies are crispy, filled with raspberry flavor and dipped in chocolaty coating. Order through your local Girl Scout or by visiting iwantcookies.org.
Choose from 10 other delicious flavors: Adventurefuls, Girl Scout S’mores, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Samoas, Thin Mints and Toffee-tastic.
Visit iwantcookies.org to find cookies, learn more about donating cookies to local heroes, enter contests and more.