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Girl Scout Cookie Program still happening, distributions start Saturday

Girl Scout Cookie Program still happening, distributions start Saturday
Posted at 9:45 AM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 12:50:26-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Girl Scout Cookie Program is not canceled, and the girls are preparing to start delivering their delicious cookies Saturday! Volunteers are lending a helping hand to the young ladies distribute the cookies across the state.

Volunteers will be distributing more than 100 cases of more than 21,000 cookie boxes troop leaders from 75 different troops in Colorado Springs who will begin selling them on Sunday, January 31.

COVID safety measures will be in place, like social distancing and contactless deliveries. Girls will be dropping off the cookies at the door.

Each box of cookies runs from $4 to $5 depending on the flavor, and each purchase of girl scout cookies helps support these girls in developing five lifelong skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

You can bet these young entrepreneurs are determined to keep their cookie season going strong to help support their mission.

"We're gonna keep going until the last box is sold," said 15-year-old Maddie Jensen with Troop 40551.

As part of their Hometown Heroes and Gift of Caring Program, customers also have the option to buy cookies for the girl scouts to pass along to folks making a difference in their community.
The goal this year is to deliver 200,000 packages like this to help groups like charities, first responders, and military servicemembers.

If you want your order ASAP, you can check out their website here to find a virtual booth near you with delivery options as well.

You can also text COOKIES to "59618" (message and data rates may apply), or use the Official Girl Scout Cookie finder app for free on Apple or Android devices to place an order. You can order cookies through Sunday, March 7.