Cookie lovers who have been waiting all year for their Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs may wonder why Girl Scouts haven’t set up shop outside supermarkets or wheeled their treat wagons through the neighborhood.
Well, you can thank the pandemic for that, but luckily they know how to improvise.
In case you didn’t know, cookie season for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is in full swing by using GrubHub, online sales, and drive-thru cookie booths, and will be until Sunday, February 28.
In other words, they’re working steadily to reach their cookie goals for 2021.
With this new Digital Cookie Platform, you can have the cookies shipped to your home. It’s super convenient and incredibly dangerous — in a good way — if you’ve got quite the sweet tooth.
With an order of $30 or more, you’ll save $5 with subsidized shipping, and all orders through this method will be evenly shared with local Girl Scouts participating in the digital order opportunity.
If you’ve been ordering a lot of food through a food delivery service, this next option may be for you. The Girl Scouts are using GrubHub for contact-free delivery this year. All you need to do is make an order from the app from 4 – 8 p.m. on Thursday – Sunday.
Girl Scouts are still selling cookies in-person, too, in socially distant and creative ways.
Some have gotten pretty handy and resourceful with the safety measures they’ve implemented. For example, one troop created an enclosed storefront at their booth to protect both customers and Girl Scout.
Another troop designed a pulley system to provide contactless sales — proving that it can still be fun to purchase Girl Scout Cookies during this time of year.
For more information on where to find a cookie booth, visit girlscoutssoaz.org.