Before anyone freaks out about the lack of a mask, this photo is pre-COVID.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma will kick off its Cookie Sale with a variety of new and safe ways to purchase this year. The eight-week cookie sale will run January 23 through March 21. Being mindful of the impact of COVID restrictions and precautions as well as the comfort level for troops, girls, and customers, the Girl Scout Council has put together several ways to sell cookies safely.
All cookie sales that happen in public must follow these rules and guidelines:
• Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth
• Maintain six feet distance
• Keep hands clean – wear gloves or use hand sanitizer
• Use contactless payment and delivery as much as possible
Beginning Jan. 23, Girl Scouts began emailing customers to place orders online and choose to have cookies shipped, delivered by the girl in a contactless manner, or donated.
Booth sales will begin Feb. 12 and the Girl Scout “Cookie Finder” app makes finding cookies easy. Once in the app, users can enter their ZIP code to find a nearby cookie booth or a troop set up to accept orders that will be shipped directly to the customer. The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices. In addition to booth sales being held at Reasor’s, Walmart, and Sam’s Club, new locations this year include GNC and drive-thru booths at select Arvest Bank branches, once the bank is closed to the public. Local troops will also be doing drive-thru booths at NeMar Center and Swan’s Dairy.
New this year, girls can expand their cookie business while learning about the food delivery market. Beginning Feb. 12, cookies can be ordered through Grubhub. Simply log in, place your order and your favorite cookies will be delivered to your door. Customer pickup will also be an option at these locations. Available Grubhub locations include the Tulsa metro area, Stillwater, and First Christian Church in Claremore for weekend delivery.
Online donated cookies are going to Cookies for a Cause. They will be split between healthcare, first responders, military, and food pantries. You may go to https://www.gseok.org and search for Cookies for a Cause. If you know a Girl Scout, enter her name and troop number so she will receive credit. Each troop votes who they will donate their in-person boxes to.
Girl Scout cookie flavors include: Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Do-si-dos®, Trefoils®, and Lemon-Ups™ are $5 each. Specialty cookies such as Toffee-tastics which are gluten-free and S’mores which are natural, organic, and non-GMO are $6 each.
(Note: There are two bakers, ABC and Little Brownie. ABC has the new Toast Yays. Our council uses Little Brownie. We do not have a new cookie this year.)
100% of the cookie proceeds stay in our local council!