Girl Scout cookie sales kick off with return of popular S’mores

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio which includes 41,000+ girl members and 13,000+ adults in 32 counties throughout Western Ohio and Southeastern Indiana, enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.

After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in the Cincinnati area are kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) sets out to sell cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills that are imperative for leadership and future success.

Almost 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program each year, generating nearly $800 million in sales during the average season. And all of the net revenue raised- 100 percent of it- stays within western Ohio.

Councils use cookie earnings to power amazing experiences for girls.

From helping at animal shelters and feeding the homeless to raising awareness about bullying, embarking on educational travel opportunities, and tons more, Girl Scouts are doing amazing things made possible by each and every cookie sale. However, girls’ cookie earnings alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement—investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season.

This year, girls will sell cookies door-to-door and at booth sales as well as through the Digital Cookie platform, an innovative and educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online.

To find out where Girl Scouts are selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices. To join or volunteer, visit gswo.org/join.