2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicks Off With a New Cookie and Online Ordering
Hear ye, hear ye: Despite a seemingly never-ending pandemic, Girl Scouts of the USA kicked off the 2022 cookie season this week—and they're celebrating with a delicious new cookie in their lineup: the Adventureful. Finally, some good news in the age of COVID-19.
Adventurefuls, which are brownie-inspired cookies with caramel and sea salt, may very soon join the ranks of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs as a top-selling Girl Scout Cookie. I'm not drooling—you are!
So Girl Scout Cookie Season is officially here, and changes brought on by the pandemic are here to stay—for now at least.
"In 2021, Girl Scouts engineered new ways to be successful in their cookie businesses and still used their cookie funds to power awesome experiences like camp, troop activities, and service projects in their communities," said interim GSUSA CEO Judith Batty. "We're inspired by the resilience and ingenuity of our girls and can't wait to bring this renewed girl-led innovation into the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program. You may see cookies, but there is really leadership and adventure in each box."
Here's what you need to know about the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season.
Will Girl Scout Cookie Season Still Happen With COVID-19?
Luckily, yes. As the COVID-19 pandemic became widespread, Girl Scouts quickly shifted things online to keep girls safe. And, yes, that included putting more of an emphasis on virtual cookie sales.
Through Girl Scouts Cookie Care, a national platform for safely putting in an order for your cookie fix online, customers have been able to stock up on their favorites and even send cookies to first responders—all without leaving home.
While some in-person Girl Scout Cookie sales may still happen depending on local guidelines, you'll definitely be able to purchase cookies online or through "virtual cookie booths" on social media during the 2022 cookie season. Simply reach out to a Girl Scout—or, of course, a parent of a Girl Scout—you know to find out how they're selling their cookies.
On top of that, Girl Scouts is collaborating with delivery platform DoorDash to make contact-free delivery even easier amid the pandemic starting in February.
Don't know a Girl Scout? You can search for your zip code to find a cookie booth near you and start ordering online on February 18.
When Can You Buy Girl Scout Cookies?
The 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season officially starts on January 11 and nationwide online ordering begins in February, but you can contact your local council all year long for more information about sale dates and specific cookie availability.
But, remember: Girl Scout Cookie season can happen anytime if you freeze 'em, so stock up!
What Do Girl Scout Cookies Support?
Girl Scout Cookie sales are an investment back into the community—and directly impact participating girls. With over 1.7 million Girl Scouts, every cookie purchase funds the troops, as well as leadership experiences and community projects that help to boost confidence, promote entrepreneurship, and teach critical life skills.