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Girl Scout 2021 cookie season kicks off Jan. 8

Release from Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council is kicking off cookie season across the state, and beyond, on Friday, Jan. 8. The iconic Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Girl Scout S’mores, Toffee-tastics and last year’s debut cookie Lemon-Ups are back and available to purchase from your local Girl Scout.

“Girl Scouts are strong and resilient, and while the past year may have delayed many of their plans, they are determined to help their communities, give to local food banks and volunteer at their local animal shelters, among other activities, this year,” said Beth Casey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond.

“Please support your local Girl Scout in her effort to help make the world a better place.”
Customers can purchase cookies directly from Girl Scouts in person, as well as online for a safe, contactless experience. Cookies can be delivered by girls or mailed directly to homes. If you need help finding a local Girl Scout, email [email protected].

Don’t need cookies for yourself? No problem! Consider ordering a few boxes as part of the Gift of Caring program, which are donated to military members, veterans and their families. The Cookie Program began in 1917 as a way for troops to finance activities. Today, the program encourages girls to discover their inner leadership potential and use their earnings to create experiences for themselves and their troop—including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering and math programming. Proceeds from the sale stay local and have led to support for animal shelters, food banks and more in communities – all while teaching girls crucial skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Last year’s cookie sale was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic and had an impact on sales and events. “Girl Scouting has looked a bit different for much of 2020, but we are excited to start 2021 off with the delicious cookies that we all know and love – while also providing an opportunity for our girls to learn entrepreneurial skills that will serve them in leadership roles,” Casey said.

However, girls’ cookie proceeds alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement—investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season. To support Girl Scouts, visit http://www.bdgsc.org/give. ###

About Girl Scouts of Black Diamond CouncilWorking in partnership with nearly 3,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 8,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call 1.800.756.7616 or visit the council’s website at www.bdgsc.org. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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