Although it's Girl Scout cookie season, this year's Thin Mints sales are going to look a little different due to most of the nation participating in self-isolation. Because of the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Girl Scouts of the USA have halted all in-person sales and have rolled out a brand-new program, called Girl Scouts Cookie Care, which will deliver your favorite cookies straight to your door during this period. Whether you're obsessed with Tagalongs or fiercely devoted to the delicious, coconutty Samoas, a few boxes could certainly do a lot for morale right about now!
In the interest of getting the sweet treats in your hands ASAP, here are the answers to a few commonly asked questions about Girl Scout Cookie season and everything you need to know about the Scouts Cookie Care online program.
When Is Girl Scout Cookie Season?
Typically, Girl Scout cookies are sold between the months of January and April, and the annual fundraiser is always highly anticipated for good reason: the cookies are dang delicious. Although the specific dates aren't set in stone, the Girl Scouts of the USA has a handy tool on its website that allows you to check whether or not cookies are being sold in your area simply by typing in your zip code on its site. Of course, this feature isn't helpful as of now due to the in-person sales being suspended, but bookmark it if you'd like to use it in the future.
How Can You Buy Girl Scout Cookies Online?
The Girl Scouts of the USA announced on March 27 that it would be halting all in-person sales due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But that doesn't mean your family has to go without sweets! Cookie-lovers can simply order their favorite treats online and have them delivered to their doors using Scouts Cookie Care. The best part of the new initiative? You can donate boxes of cookies to first responders, volunteers, and local causes with the click of a button.
Typically, you can also buy cookies the old-fashioned way. To make it easier to find a scout in your area once we're all out of self-isolation, use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to get your hands on some treats even if you don't know a scout personally. The app is entirely dedicated to finding cookie booths in your area, and all you have to do is enter your zip code to see where and when cookies will be sold near you. Seems pretty easy to us!