Today, January 22, marks the official kick off day for Girl Scout cookie sales throughout Palm Beach Gardens and neighboring cities in Palm Beach County. Don’t miss out on your chance to scoop up your favorites flavors, because this year’s sales period will be shorter than years past. Cookie sales begin today and end February 15.
We all have our favorites but this year we may have a couple more due to the new additions to the classic line up of:
- Thin mints
- Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwiches)
- Savannah Smiles (Powdered Lemon Cookie)
- Samoas (Caramel deLites)
- Cranberry Citrus Crisps
- Thanks-A-Lot (Short Bread)
- Tagalongs (Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Patties)
- Lemonades (Lemon Sandwiches)
- Trefoils (Short Bread)
- NEW GLUTEN FREE ADDITION- Toffee Tastic
- NEW GLUTEN FREE ADDITION- Rah Rah Raisin
The local goal for Girl Scouts of Palm Beach County is to sell 1.5 million boxes this year. We all recognize the celebrated cookies and adorable Girl Scouts who sell them with philanthropy and a good cause. The national Girl Scout Cookie Program brings in around $700 million from its cookie sales. Locally, the Girl Scouts raked in more than $960,000 in proceeds last year, according to Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida figures. There are over 2.8 million Girl Scouts in the United States (2 million girl members and 800,000 adult members working as volunteers). Globally, there are 10 million girl members and adult volunteers across 145 countries. The program empowers young girls with good friendships, fun and education through an international network.
In 2014, each Girl Scout averaged around 181 boxes of cookies sold, nearly 6 percent more than 2013. The scouts are hoping to surpass their benchmark from 2014 this year and they will probably accomplish their goal and more! This year, the Girl Scouts launched a digital sales program to sell their cookies calling it the Digital Cookie Platform.
Support our local Girl Scouts by buying a couple boxes and spreading the cookie love. Some local restaurants are featuring specials to support the girls. Grimaldi’s a pizza place in Palm Beach Gardens is featuring two types of Girl Scout cookie cheesecakes. Duffy’s Sports Grill will “Give a Box, Get a Box” where you can donate a box of cookies and Duffy’s will send a box to the “Cookies for the Military.”