Local Girl Scout Cookie Sales Won’t Crumble
World’s Largest Girl-led Entrepreneurial Program Adapts to Digital Platforms During Pandemic
Girl Scouts of Nassau County is excited to announce the Girl Scout Cookie season is underway!
From now through March 31, customers can support local Girl Scouts by purchasing popular favorites such as Thin Mints®, Samoas®, and Trefoils®, or select a newer variety like the Girl Scout S’Mores® or Lemon Ups® which debuted last year. This season, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Girl Scouts will be selling in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe while still striving to reach their cookie-selling goals. Girls are adapting their sales methods, including setting up their own ecommerce sites on the Digital Cookie platform, holding virtual booth sales, and doing stand-abouts on their driveway to name a few.
“Our organization has been faced with several challenges during the pandemic, however, we are very adaptive. Our Girl Scouts are critical thinkers and problem solvers—so they will rise to the occasion and have a successful cookie season,” said Rande Bynum, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “As we kick off the Girl Scout Cookie season, girls are prepared to put more effort into their Digital Cookie Sales. The Digital Cookie platform is something we’ve used since 2014 to make it easy for cookie customers to support a girl’s sales. I believe that this year more than ever before, our entrepreneurs will set their sales goals and soar.”
Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices. All cookies sold through the Cookie Finder app help benefit local Girl Scouts.
Also, cookie customers can opt to purchase cookies to donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Gift of Caring programs, including Hometown Heroes, which launched last spring, and Operation Cookie, now in its fifteenth year.
When COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020, essential workers, first responders, doctors, nurses, and other key people put themselves in harm’s way to keep the rest of us safe and our communities going. Girl Scouts of Nassau County and its supporters will continue to remind these vital workers how much we appreciate all that they do for our communities by donating Girl Scout Cookies purchased by customers to support Hometown Heroes. In addition to our local frontline heroes, customers are also invited to donate cookies toward military heroes through Operation Cookie. Since 2013, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, along with its partner, DHL, have shipped over 800,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to servicemen and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world.
“We have so many wonderful programs to give back with Girl Scout Cookies,” adds Bynum. “And the best part is that by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies, you are helping support female entrepreneurs.” To learn more about Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org/.
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County:
We’re 21,000 strong – more than 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.