Cookie Sales Start Early for Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland | Local

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Fear not, Girl Scout cookies are here!

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland got a head start on their 2022 cookie season this year. Cookie sales began Monday – eight days earlier than other boards in the United States

Spokeswoman Lauren Slamb said he lucked out with the early start date. Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland includes more than 9,000 girls in 67 counties in central and southern Missouri, southeastern Kansas, and northeastern Oklahoma. {/ span}

Girl Scouts sells many of the traditional favorites, like thin mints, caramel deLites, and peanut butter patties. The all-new Adventurefuls, a brownie-inspired cookie with a creme caramel, will also join the range.

Girl Scouts use digital means like the Smart Cookies platform and the Cookie Finder app to sell their cookies. The Cookie Finder app allows users to enter their zip code to find the hours and locations of nearby cookie kiosks.

“You don’t have to drive and hope,” Slamb said. “You’ll know, ‘I’m going to go to Target on Tuesday because there’s going to be a Girl Scout troop from my neighborhood that’s there, and I want to go support them. “”

This year Girl Scouts can earn Cookie Business badges as part of their organization’s entrepreneurship with their cookie activities and online sales. There are 13 possible Cookie Business badges, ranging from the First Cookie Business badge for new entrepreneurs to badges for digital sales.

The main goal of cookie sales, Slamb said, is to learn five skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

Girl Scouts can decide what to do with the money they earn from selling cookies, Slamb said. The three most common uses that Girl Scouts save their earnings for are travel, donating to their favorite charities, and funding a summer camp.

A troop in Joplin is planning a trip to Greece and Rome with their cookie recipes, having saved up for several years, Slamb said. Another group is heading to New York and others are spending their money all year round on things like ice skating and pottery.

Girl Scouts will begin door-to-door sales and purchase orders in January, while cookie stands will begin around February. Slamb said sitting at a booth would be a bit too cold in January, and driving house to house is at least a little warmer.

“I remember freezing, but it builds character and it’s also a lot of fun,” Slamb said. “Then in February we start doing the stands, so that’s when you can start using this Cookie Finder app for all its justice. “

Girl Scout Cookie sales will continue until March 31.

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