Beginning Jan. 31, Girl Scouts in Colorado will start selling cookies in new, safe and innovative ways around the state.
Despite the effects of the pandemic, Girl Scouts are moving forward with the sales, with some new adjustments.
The troops will host virtual and drive-thru cookie booths, where a buyer can text COOKIES to 59618 or use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to find booths in their area.
In addition, Girl Scouts will drop the cookies off on buyers' porches.
Purchasing the cookies will also look different in 2021 — buyers are welcome to order online. They can either reach out to a registered Girl Scout for the specific website or find a local troop on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website on Feb. 1.
Beginning Feb. 12, a new collaboration with Grubhub will allow the Girl Scouts in select Colorado locations to take contact-free pickup and delivery orders. The Scouts will track and fulfill cookie orders placed on Grubhub's website, manage the inventory, and more using Grubhub's technology. The company is waiving all fees for the Girl Scouts.
Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Dos-si-Dos, and Lemon-Ups are $4 per package. S’mores and gluten-free Toffee-tastic are $5 per package. The Girl Scouts say each purchase supports girls develop five lifelong skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. They then use the funds on various projects. In 2020, Troop 65430 from Highlands Ranch – Lone Tree used the money to make masks, sneeze guards, and lanyards for teachers and staff at their school.
The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program ends March 7.