Here’s a ray of lemon-flavored sunshine among all the gloomy pandemic news: you won’t have to forgo your yearly Girl Scout cookies binge because now they’ll ship right to your door.
Stopping to grab some boxes from a table outside your local grocer or placing an order with the neighborhood girls that show up at your door may be the usual yearly ritual, but this year things are a bit different for everyone—including the Scouts.
To protect all the Girl Scouts (and you) against the pandemic this year, the cookie booths and door-to-door sales have been suspended for the year. Fortunately, however, the Girl Scouts have rolled out a nationwide delivery system.
How’s it work? You pop over to their new cookie ordering page, click the “Buy or Donate Cookies” button, plug in your zip code, and order away. Based on your zip code, you’ll be connected immediately with the local troop’s order page, or be presented with a list of nearby troops to pick from if there isn’t a troop active in your zip code.
Also, if you’d like to still order directly from those aforementioned neighbors, per the details of their press release on the matter, you can also contact your local Scout to see if she has set up a virtual cookie booth.
If you use the order-online system, you’ll be able to order up to four boxes of your favorite cookies—all the usual suspects like Thin Mints, Samoas, and Lemon-Ups are accounted for—and donate as many boxes of cookies as you would like. Donated boxes will be distributed through the charity Home Town Heroes, which will send your donated cookies to local police officers, firefighters, first responders, military members and veterans, teachers, and local organizations in need.
But enough talk, we’re standing in the way of your Thin Mints. Here’s that link again so you can order the cookies your heart craves.