Time to buy thin mints from the Girl Scouts 

Look for innovative and convincing sales techniques as the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois kick off this year’s cookie sales. 

The Quad Cities-based organization celebrates National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend from Friday-Sunday, Feb. 18-20, with the launch of cookie booths and other new sales methods. 

The annual weekend highlights Girl Scout entrepreneurs across the United States who sell cookies to their families, friends and communities via in-person booths, door-to-door sales, and the Digital Cookie platform online. This year, Girl Scouts also is partnering with DoorDash to reach consumers nationwide on its technology platform.

Between Friday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, March 27, scout troops will be fulfilling DoorDash orders for Girl Scout Cookies on the weekends and after school. Community members can now order cookies at GirlScoutsToday.org or through the DoorDash app.

DoorDash is waiving the fees it normally charges restaurants and suppliers to sell on its platform, which means all cookie sales proceeds will go directly to the local Girl Scout troop.

In addition to customer convenience, the new contactless delivery method is another tool to help teach the girls life-long business smarts. These upcoming entrepreneurs learn how to track and fulfill orders, work as a team, and coordinate with different partners.

Traditional Girl Scout Cookie flavors are $5/package and the gluten-free Toffee-tastics are $6/package.  

Each cookie purchase also powers adventures for them. Girl Scouts use their cookie earnings to better their communities, explore new STEM concepts and the outdoors, plan travel adventures, have fun experiences with their friends and more.

Girl Scouts also donate cookies to military members through the scout council’s Care to Share program. 

For more information and to order cookies, visit GirlScoutsToday.org

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