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Girl Scouts of Western New York and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season nationally, during a challenging time when many Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways. Their sales methods include contact-free pickup and delivery orders through a new national collaboration with Grubhub.
Innovative Girl-led Sales Methods
The Girl Scout Cookie Program has long taught girls how to run a business via in-person booths, door-to-door activity, and the Digital Cookie® platform. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the middle of the spring 2020 season and girls were faced with the same challenges as other small businesses, girls in Western New York quickly pivoted their sales methods. From running virtual cookie booths on social media to setting up drive-through locations to facilitating orders that ship directly to customers’ doors. The proceeds from each and every purchase stay local with the troop and its council to power Girl Scouts’ essential leadership programming.
“Girls need our support more than ever, and we are committed to positioning girls for success both now and in the future through our comprehensive, year-round program experience for girls,” said Alison Wilcox, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York. “We also welcome adult volunteers and girls to join Girl Scouts.”
In Western New York, consumers can order Girl Scout Cookies for pickup or delivery on Grubhub.com or the Grubhub app. A hands-on experience in managing e-commerce, local Girl Scouts will track and fulfill orders, manage inventory, and more, all using Grubhub’s back-end technology. This method will be on Grubhub from March 10 thru March 28th in Buffalo, Jamestown, and Rochester.
Online Ordering Available Nationwide February 1
Visit Girl Scouts of Western New York website at gswny.org where customers can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a local troop to purchase from through the Digital Cookie platform for direct shipment or donation to local organizations. This additional contact-free method supports local girls while keeping their safety and skill building top of mind.
This year, Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer the new Toast-Yay!™ cookie, a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite.
If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies in ways that meet local and state safety protocols.
- If you don’t know a Girl Scout, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply. Text STOPGS for STOP, HELPGS for help), or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for free on iOSor Android devices to find socially distant or contact-free cookie booths if they are available in your area. Booth sales will be available by troops March 6 – March 28th. Visit the booth finder after Feb 7th for a list of locations near you.
- Visit www.grubhub.com/food/girl_scouts to order via contact-free delivery from Grubhub in Buffalo, Jamestown and Rochester.
- Enter your zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.orgto purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to your door or to donate cookies to first responders and local causes.