Celebrate National Cookie Weekend with Girl Scouts of the USA and Support the Girl Scout Cookie Financial Literacy Program!

Girl Scouts of the USA are celebrating National Cookie Weekend on March 3-5, 2023.[0] This is a weekend dedicated to driving awareness for the Girl Scout Cookie Financial Literacy Program, which teaches young girls about entrepreneurship.[1] The popular cookie sale is the primary fundraiser for troops’ activities such as earning badges, community service projects, trips and camps.[2] This year, Girl Scouts introduced a new cookie, the “Raspberry Rally”, which is only sold online and with a limited quantity.[3]

Consumers can visit the Girl Scout Cookie Finder or download the app for free on iOS and Android devices to find a cookie booth near them, purchase from a local troop for direct shipment, or donate Girl Scouts Cookies to local organizations. Through managing sales via the Digital Cookie® platform, Girl Scouts are growing their businesses online while learning real-world entrepreneurial skills such as money management, goal setting, and customer service.[4] The cookie has since become so popular that it has sold out, leading to a resale market in which they sport some eye-popping prices. The Girl Scouts of the USA also discourages the illegal resale of its cookies.[5]

The varieties available this year include traditional favorites like Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Lemonades, and Caramel deLites, as well as more recent additions like Adventurefuls, a brownie caramel sea salt cookie, and Toast-Yay! cookies, a French-toast-inspired iced cookie.[6] Nineteen percent of the proceeds from cookie sales are used to fund camp programs and properties, 19% goes to troop proceeds and rewards, and 33% is allocated to membership, volunteer development, and program support – all within the local area. These funds are devoted to girl-related causes.[1]

Therefore, customers are encouraged to buy Girl Scout Cookies directly from the organization in order to support the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world, rather than from third-party sites. Those interested in purchasing Girl Scout Cookies are encouraged to visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to connect with Girl Scouts in their community.

0. “Girl Scout Cookies can be found at booths around Chippewa Valley starting Friday” WQOW TV News 18, 3 Mar. 2023, https://www.wqow.com/news/chippewa-valley/girl-scout-cookies-can-be-found-at-booths-around-chippewa-valley-starting-friday/article_81991b3e-b9e7-11ed-91b7-2f938679d2c6.html

1. “Girl Scouts’ National Cookie Weekend coming; support entrepreneurship, financial literacy” User-generated content, 2 Mar. 2023, https://www.nkytribune.com/2023/03/girl-scouts-national-cookie-weekend-coming-support-entrepreneurship-financial-literacy/

2. “Girl Scouts will sell cookies at Webster’s Marketplace this weekend” Ripon Commonwealth Press, 3 Mar. 2023, https://www.riponpress.com/news/girl-scouts-will-sell-cookies-at-webster-s-marketplace-this-weekend/article_aacece88-b864-11ed-bfe6-4324faac2476.html

3. “Girl Scout ‘Raspberry Rally’ cookie being resold for up to $100 online” 10TV, 2 Mar. 2023, https://www.10tv.com/mobile/article/news/local/sold-out-girl-scout-raspberry-rally-cookie-resold-online/530-de023797-44dd-4c79-9c9b-c31e771f5262

4. “Girl Scouts Celebrates National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend March 3-5, Encouraging Consumers to Support Local Girl …” PR Newswire, 27 Feb. 2023, https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/girl-scouts-celebrates-national-girl-scout-cookie-weekend-march-35-encouraging-consumers-to-support-local-girl-entrepreneurs-301755687.html

5. “Raspberry Rally: How Can You Order the Newest Girl Scout Cookie?” CNET, 27 Feb. 2023, https://www.cnet.com/culture/raspberry-rally-how-do-you-order-the-newest-girl-scout-cookie

6. “🧋Bubbles and boba + Girl Scout sales + Luke Cavener recovery” boisedev.com, 24 Feb. 2023, https://boisedev.com/newsletter/zeeks-pizza-homeless-art-collective-seasonal-dog-parks-ending-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/