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Girl Scouts make cookie sale changes due to the pandemic

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Posted at 8:30 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 09:32:12-05

TULSA, Okla.  — Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma is kicking cookie sales with a new and safe ways to purchase this year.

The eight-week cookie sale runs Jan. 23 through March 21 and due to the pandemic now includes ways to sell or purchase cookies that keeps the scouts, parents, and customers safe and healthy.

“Our troops look forward to our cookie sale each year and learn so many life skills through this experience,” said Celeste Franklin, Director of Product Programs for Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. “They learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics so wanted to do all we could do to make the sale happen safely.”

What are the new options?

ONLINE SALES AND CREDIT CARDS: Beginning Jan. 23, individual Girl Scouts will email customers to place orders online and choose to have cookies shipped or delivered by the girl in a contactless manner. The Digital Cookie site allows girls to expand their sales reach and allows the customer to pay for their cookies via credit card. Scouts are also creating virtual booths on Facebook live to do their sales pitch. Parents and troops can share on their social media pages to encourage cookie sales.

FOOD DELIVERY SITES: Scouts can expand their cookie business while learning about the food delivery market. Beginning Feb. 12, cookies can be ordered through Grubhub. Simply log in, place your order and your favorite cookies will be delivered to your door. Customer pickup will also be an option at these locations. Available Grubhub locations include the Tulsa metro area, Stillwater and Claremore for weekend delivery.

BOOTH SALES: There will also be booth sales beginning Feb. 12 and the Girl Scout “Cookie Finder” app makes finding cookies easy. Once in the app, users can enter their ZIP code to find a nearby cookie booth or a troop set up to accept orders that will be shipped directly to the customer. The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices.

Booths will be at Reasor’s, Walmart and Sam’s Club, new locations this year include GNC and drive-thru booths at select Arvest Bank branches, once the bank is closed to the public. All available booth locations can be found in the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app or by using the cookie finder search tool on https://www.gseok.org/.

All cookie sales that happen in public must follow these rules and guidelines:

  • Wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth
  • Maintain six feet distance
  • Keep hands clean – wear gloves or use hand sanitizer
  • Use contactless payment and delivery as much as possible

OK, what about the cookies?

AVAILABLE FLAVORS:

  • Thin Mints®
  • Samoas®
  • Tagalongs®
  • Do-si-dos®
  • Trefoils®
  • Lemon-Ups™
  • Toffee-tastic (gluten free)
  • S’mores (natural, organic and non-GMO)

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