2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program is now underway

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) kicked off the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program on Jan. 5 with the first Girl Scout Cookie Booth Weekend of the season. At these cookie booths, customers can purchase cookies directly from troops who have set up shop at area establishments throughout southern Illinois.

Buying a box of Girl Scout cookies helps power amazing experiences for girls. Whether it’s a trip she’ll never forget, a STEM activity that opens her mind to new possibilities, a service project that changes her community forever, or the opportunity to build a lifelong friendships at camp, Girl Scout cookies help make it happen! Girls also develop essential life skills that support their success today and in the future by nurturing a go-getter spirit and equipping them with the confidence and know-how to dream big and do bigger. 

From Jan. 5-26, Girl Scouts will take orders for the treats, which will be delivered in early March. In addition to cookie booths and traditional paper order cards, girls can sell Girl Scout cookies online through a safe interactive platform called Digital Cookie. Now in its fifth record-breaking year, Digital Cookie combines traditional sales skills with modern technology to help girls learn more about online marketing and e-commerce. Girls are able to customize their personal sales website and then use e-mail to invite friends and family to purchase cookies from the comfort of their homes. 

For more on the Girl Scout Cookie Program, please see this week’s print edition.