This post is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Orange County.
I was a Girl Scout for seven years, and the thing I remember most about it was selling cookies door-to-door out of my little red wagon. I also remember my mom buying cases of cookies and filling up our freezer so we would be stocked up with cookies months after cookie sales ended. If we had any left once summer came, we would make s'mores with them. YUM! Those were the days! I can't wait to make those same kind of memories with my little girl.
(Make sure to read to the end to enter to win some Girl Scout Cookies!!!)
Good news! Girl Scout Cookie season is in full swing here in Orange County – you've probably seen a cute Girl Scout or two selling them either door to door, or at your local grocery store. So if you have been craving a box (or two or three!) then you better hurry and stock up now, because cookie sales end March 8th!
Why You Should By Girl Scout Cookies.
Buying Girl Scout cookies goes beyond yummy cookies in your tummy. The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, is the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurship program. Nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path! How cool is that. Every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls to develop five essential life skills – Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.
Girl Scouts all over the Unites States are busy selling Girl Scout cookies to raise money for their troops to do fun learning and enrichment activities! Each individual troops works together to decide how their troop’s proceeds will be spent. Plus, when you purchase cookies within the OC, all that revenue stays within Orange County to support life-changing programs for nearly 20,000 girls.
The Deets Girl Scout Cookies!
Now that you are probably in the mood for some Girl Scout Cookies, you probably want to know what kinds are available and how much! Girl Scout cookies in Orange County run $5.00 per package. The gluten-free are $6.00 per package.
This year you can get all your favorite flavors. Regular flavors include Caramel Delights, Shortbread, and Peanut Butter Sandwich. Vegan cookie flavors include Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties & S’mores. The gluten-Free are Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies and a limited in availability.
Can't Eat Cookies? You Can Donate Them...what?!!!!
Did you know that Girl Scouts has a Cookie Share option? If you don’t eat them, treat them! Customers can buy and donate cookies that are then distributed to our nation’s military and local food banks. Just let the Girl Scout know that you want to purchase for a charitable cause and they can help you right there at the cookie booth.
I think that the Girl Scout program is super awesome and really wanted to help support these girls during cookie season. So that is why I wrote a whole post on just Girl Scout Cookie sales. Plus, we really LOVE Girl Scout Cookies! Our favorites are the Caramel Delights and Thin Mints.
If you are having trouble locating cookies, use the Cookie locator to locate a Girl Scout selling cookies near you. You can also have a chance to win a Girl Scout Cookie Prize Package below...
Girl Scout Cookie GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!!
Here is your chance to win a Girl Scout Cookie Prize Package!!! Just enter via Rafflecopter below or on Facebook and you could win a box of all the Girl Scout Cookies available in Orange County. Contest ends February 24th at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen randomly and must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States. Good luck!!!!