It’s that time of year again! Girl Scout Cookie season in our area officially kicks off on January 16th and this year you will have even more ways of getting your hands on some boxes.
Due to the pandemic, Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe. This includes taking contact-free pickup and delivery orders through a new national collaboration with Grubhub.
In central and eastern North Carolina, you will be able to order Girl Scout cookies for pickup or delivery on Grubhub.com or the Grubhub app.
To kick off the collaboration, Grubhub is offering free delivery on Girl Scout Cookie orders through February 14 with a minimum purchase of $15.
If you don’t want to order through Grubhub you can still order online through the Girl Scouts website. Starting Feb. 1 you can enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a local troop to purchase from through their Digital Cookie platform for direct shipment or donation to local organizations.
“Like other people running small businesses, Girl Scouts are growing their cookie sale online to connect to consumers who may be harder to reach during the pandemic, all while staying resilient and learning skills such as money management, goal setting, and customer service,” said interim GSUSA CEO Judith Batty. “We are excited to open virtual cookie booths beginning February 1 to customers who don’t know a Girl Scout so they can still support girls during this challenging time for all of us.”
Girl Scouts will still be selling cookies outside various store fronts, but with all the different ways to buy cookies this year, here is an easy breakdown of where you may be able to purchase some.
- If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies in ways that meet local and state safety protocols. · If you don’t know a Girl Scout, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply. Text STOPGS for STOP, HELPGS for help), or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for free on iOS or Android devices to find socially distant or contact-free cookie booths if they are available in your area. · Visit www.grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts to order via contact-free delivery from Grubhub.
- GS-NCCP is grateful to local companies for opening space outside their retail locations for Girl Scouts to sell cookies in a safe and socially distant manner, when allowed by local COVID-19 guidelines. Find cookie booths near you using the Cookie Booth Finder.
- Beginning February 1, enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to your door or to donate cookies to first responders and local causes.
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