Girl Scout cookies sales under way

Published 12:37 am Thursday, December 27, 2018

Soon, Girl Scouts will be hitting the neighborhoods, and this year they have a new cookie added to the classics list.

Caramel Chocolate Chip is gluten free and made in a peanut-free facility.

“It is really good,” Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama marketing and communications specialist Karlee Shirey said. “They have sea salt on top so it gives it that savory, sweet and salty taste.”

Shirey said that all cookie sales in the area will go to benefit only Covington County’s three Girl Scout troops.

“All proceeds from the cookie sales in your area goes back to benefit your own local troops,” Shirey said. “These girls will go to the Gulfarium, and go to different events and field trips that will help empower them.”

Shirey said that it is super easy to join the Girl Scouts and it is a wonderful place to learn important life skills for girls.

“There is so much more to Girl Scouts than just selling cookies,” Shirey said. “Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five essential skills to leadership – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. It is a girl-led environment, with girls, for girls and by girls.”

Along with the new cookie, the Girl Scouts have added a new gift box to their cookie program.

The gift boxes can be used to send to friends or family and can be ordered online.

“The gift boxes have been super big lately,” Shirey said. “You can go online and pick which cookies you want in the box. You can have three different cookie boxes and they will be put in a cute big box for your family or friends.”

The program will also feature a special on boxes ordered online.

“This is another new feature the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is offering,” Shirey said. “If you order five boxes online, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will pay for half of your shipping.”

The preorder start date was yesterday, and the cookie season will last until March 3.

Booth sales, door-to-door and cookie drive-thrus will begin January 19.

The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves more than 5,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 2,500 adults that believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world.

To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, call 800-239-6636, or visit