TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Girl Scouts of Central Indiana has kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season during a challenging time when many Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe.
“Even in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are out there adapting their sales methods to kind of share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies through the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world,” said Katie Dawson, communications manager of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.
They still expect successful cookie sales despite the pandemic, Dawson said.
“These are little entrepreneurs and they know what they’re doing, and they’re out there selling in creative ways to really make sure that they are still able to use the proceeds from each and every purchase to stay local with the troops and the council to power some essential leadership programming,” she said.
Girl Scout Cookie season is recognized in central Indiana through March 21. Consumers can support Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies in a few different ways:
- If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies.
- On Jan. 22, cookies can be purchased online at www.girlscoutsindiana.org/findcookies.
- Starting Feb.19, visit www.girlscoutsindiana.org/findcookies or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to find socially distant or contact-free in-person cookie booths available in your area.
Girl Scouting teaches girls important skills — “Things like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics,” Dawson explained. “These are some skills that they’re going to be able to use for the rest of their lives.
“If you buy Girl Scout Cookies in Terre Haute,” Dawson added, “girls in Terre Haute will use that money to do community service projects in Terre Haute so it will stay local; it will stay in your own community.”