By Meryl Timmerman, Cadette Scout, Troop 3141
The 2021 Cookie sale is back in town!
Due to COVID-19, the safety of the girl scouts, customers, volunteers, and the community are top priority. That is why this year we are taking extra precautions to make it the safest possible for all.
Girl scouts around town have already begun reaching out to customers with links to their Digital Cookie storefronts. Customers will be able to order and pay online. Scout will take these orders and will arrange to make contactless deliveries to doorsteps starting in late February.
Customers can also choose the direct mail option and have orders shipped directly to their homes, or to friends and family as a gift! (Note that shipping costs apply, and the minimum order for shipping is 4 boxes.)
The cookie season will end on April 11th.
It is not clear yet whether scouts will be able to sell outside of stores, at the farmer’s market, or at drive-through booths later during cookie season. It will depend on how long L.A. County remains in the high risk stage of virus transmission. So for now, ordering through Digital Cookie links is your best bet.
This year we have a variety of cookies including Thin mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Lemon ups, S’mores and Toffee-tastics (gluten-free). Every box is five dollars except for the S’mores and Toffee-tastics which are six dollars per box.
Remember, beyond buying cookies for yourself, don’t forget that you can still help out and buy “Cookies for the Community.” This is a great way to donate a box of cookies to someone who would really appreciate it. All donations go to nonprofit organizations such as the L.A. Regional Food Bank, Operation Gratitude, Goodwill, Blue Star Mothers, or the USO.
Every box you buy or donate helps fund the bigger mission, to make the world a better place.