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The Girl Scouts’ cookie season is here and they have a new flavor — here’s how to get them

Girl Scout cookiesGirl Scout cookies sales officially begin on Jan. 16.

Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Girl Scout cookie season officially begins on Jan. 16, with sales running through March 12. 
  • This year, the organization is debuting a new cookie only available online: Raspberry Rally.
  • Cookies can be purchased in person and online through local troops using the Cookie Finder. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Girl Scout cookie season. 

America’s most beloved baked goods make their annual return next week, with sales starting around the country on Jan. 16. This year’s batch includes Raspberry Rally, a new flavor only available online, featuring thin, crispy raspberry-flavored cookies dipped in a chocolate coating. 

In addition to Raspberry Rally, the 2023 cookie selection includes classics like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, as well as more recent staples and specialties like Toffee-Tastic, Toast-Yay!, S’mores, Lemonades, Lemon-Ups, Adventurefuls, and Caramel Chocolate Chip. 

Cookies will be available through March 12, and shoppers can find troops who are selling near them using the online Cookie Finder tool. Beginning Feb. 27, the tool can be used for digital ordering and shipping to your home. 

Some Girl Scout groups, including the Oregon and Southwest Washington branch, announced prices will be higher this year to account for a drop in participation and sales during the pandemic. The cost of traditional cookies will now be $6 a box, up from $5, while specialty cookies will remain at $6. All proceeds directly support local troops. 

“We were fortunate to weather the COVID-19 pandemic intact, but we have not come out unscathed,” Shannon Evers, CEO of Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, told The Oregonian

Little Brownie Bakers, which helps produce the cookies, reported possible inventory shortages this year that may impact timing of local sales, Girl Scouts of the USA said in a press release

According to Girl Scouts of the USA, its cookie program is the “largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.” 

“Behind every box is a girl learning important skills to power her leadership journey and unlock a world of opportunities,” Wendy Lou, Girl Scouts of the USA’s chief revenue officer, said in a statement. “Financial literacy is not only a critical skill required for entrepreneurship, but an essential life skill.”


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