Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay began taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies on Saturday, January 6, 2018. This year local Girl Scouts will offer eight varieties – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles, gluten free Toffee-tastic, and new this year S’mores.

Cookie booth sales will begin on Friday, February 9, 2018, at local businesses throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Girls are also taking donations of Girl Scout cookies for Operation Taste of Home and local community groups.  The Operation Taste of Home cookies will be donated to our Armed Forces and local agencies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer centers and youth programs.

Girl Scout Cookies are $4.00 per box with the exception of Toffee-tastics and S’mores at $5.00 per box.   Individuals interested in purchasing cookies and to donate cookies to Operation Taste of Home please call the Cookie Hotline at 1-800-YUM-YUM2. To locate a cookie booth sale in your area go to www.GSCB.org.

The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is about more than just great tasting cookies.  By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls learn 5 skills that last into adulthood:  goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Every girl is encouraged to set and work toward achieving both a team and personal goal.  It also raises funds to support Troop and Council activities. The benefits of the Cookie Program have been hailed by many of today’s businesswomen, who cite selling Girl Scout Cookies was their first step toward successful careers.