If you’re like us, you’ve had a hankering for the old-school comfort of Thin Mints® and worried about how you’re going to social distance order boxes of crunchy Samoas® (or, depending where you are, Caramel Delites®). Early last Girl Scout cookie season, the green tables stationed outside of grocery and big-box stores had to be put on hold and other plans had to be made. By March, the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) had set up online ordering to help cookie-craving Americans get their annual fix.
And this year, in continued demonstration of being ready to help out wherever needed, the troops have stepped up their efforts by launching a new partnership with online restaurant delivery service Grubhub in order to get those precious cookies out of their troop leader’s living rooms and into your belly.
Look for Girl Scouts on Grubhub
The smiling cookie sellers are partnering with Grubhub to offer delivery in “select markets, with additional markets added throughout cookie season.” Grubhub is waiving its fees for the scouts, so the money stays within the Girl Scouts and proceeds from cookie sales still go directly to the chapter that sells them. Grubhub has a page specifically for ordering GirlScout cookies, although, be advised they won’t be taking orders until February 1. (First-time users, your maiden delivery is free!) Orders will be tracked and fulfilled by Girl Scouts using Grubhub’s backend technology.
But will you earn an e-commerce badge?
GSUSA sees this new development as a learning opportunity. “We’re proud of the resourceful ways Girl Scouts are running their cookie businesses safely and using their earnings to make the world a better place,” said interim GSUSA CEO Judith Batty in a press release. “This season, our girls will continue to exemplify what the cookie program taught them—how to think like entrepreneurs, use innovative sales tactics, and pivot to new ways of doing business when things don’t go according to plan.” Very savvy given that Americans are eating more cookies than ever before this last year.
It’s sooooo easy to order online
The Grubhub page enables you to find a local participating Scout so she can hook you up with those sweet, sweet cookies. You just have to find your location and you’ll be shown your nearest troop. From there, your cookies are just an order away! Many troops have also set up “drive-through” cookie booths. Simply enter your zip code at the bottom of the Cookie Booth page and you’ll be shown a listing of the nearest booths and the times they’ll be open. Wherever there’s a desire for cookies, the Girl Scouts will be there.
All your favorite classics…plus something new
And, to add to the good things this year, the Girl Scouts are introducing a new flavor to their current cookie line-up. The enthusiastically named Toast-yay!™ cookie is a “delightful, toast-shaped cookie full of French toast flavor and flair.” For now, these are only available in select areas. We imagine with the right coordinates, Grubhub driver, and stars in alignment, you could be snacking on these by midnight. If they’re not yet available to you, try another cheer-tastic flavor, such as the always uplifting Lemon-Ups® that are stamped with motivational encouragement that’s perfect just before that big Zoom meeting.