Ogle County News

Local Girl Scouts launch cookie sales effort

Local Girl Scouts have set-up their cookie websites and been busy marketing their products and selling Girl Scout Cookies online since Dec. 13, for the Early Bird Online Only part of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Now that 2022 is here, Girl Scouts may choose to take cookie orders safely in-person from through Jan. 29, as they create new ways to connect with customers and offer contactless ordering and delivery door-to-door.

This year’s cookie lineup features: Thin Mints (vegan), caramel-y Samoas, peanut butter-stuffed Tagalongs, crunchy Do-si-dos, buttery Trefoils, sweet S’mores, and toffee-chipped Toffee-tastics (gluten free).

New this year are Adventurefuls™—a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel flavored crème and a hint of sea salt.

Cookies cost $5 per package. Girl Scouts can accept orders safely in-person or through Digital Cookie 8.0. The digital platform allows Girl Scouts to take electronic orders for cookies.

Customers can now order and pay for cookies online and have the option to have the cookies shipped directly to them (shipping charges apply), have a Girl Scout offer contactless delivery of cookies to their door, or donate cookies (with no additional handling fees).

If you don’t know a Girl Scout and want to order cookies, visit www.girlscoutsni.org/buycookies to be connected to a local entrepreneur who can add you to her customer list.

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each local Girl Scout sets out to sell delectable cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills imperative for leadership and future success. All the net revenue raised—100 percent of it—stays within our northern Illinois area.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois uses cookie earnings to power amazing experiences through their programming, while Girl Scouts and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. Skills learned through the cookie program also influence later success as data shows more than half (57 percent) of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the cookie program was beneficial to skills they possess today, such as money management, goal-setting, and public speaking.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois serves 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago.

To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).