Girl Scout cookies are going digital in 2015, allowing fans of the cookies to buy all their favorites online.
The Thin Mints might still have to wait, however.
The delicious but often hard-to-find cookies are now a lot easier to reach, with the Girl Scouts launching a digital hub where people can find exactly where and when the scouts will be selling the cookies and even buy them online.
The Girls Scout cookie program isn’t completely digital yet, but it’s heading there.
The Girl Scouts USA website explained the new system.
“If Digital Cookie is not available in your area yet, don’t worry — this year is just the beginning! More areas and more girls will be participating as the program continues to grow over time.
“And remember, because 100 percent of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays with your local council, when you purchase Girl Scout Cookies you’re not only getting a delicious treat — you’re also making an important investment in your community. How awesome is that?”
USA Today reported last year that most of the 112 Girl Scout councils across the country will be trying out the program.
“We are girl-led and girl-driven. We go where girls are, and girls are digital natives. The digital component will enhance the sales, and the byproduct will be a larger social imprint from the girls,” said Kelly Parisi, who is the chief communications executive for Girl Scouts USA.
Those looking for Girl Scout cookies in 2015 will find a few new options. The organization has announced three new options, including two that are gluten-free.
“Rah-Rah Raisins, an oatmeal cookie, Trios, a gluten-free peanut butter oatmeal cookie, and Toffee-tastics, a gluten-free butter cookie with toffee pieces, are the three new flavors for the 2015 cookie season, which embrace the latest food trends.”
Fans of the iconic Thin Mints could be in for a bit of a wait. There are reports that Little Brownie Bakers was behind on Thin Mints orders after greater than expected orders.
The Scouts’ apologized for the delay, saying, “While we are unable to pinpoint precisely the cause of this increase in demand, rest assured that the bakers are working around the clock to ensure that our councils, troops, and customers receive their cookie orders in a timely fashion.”
The Girl Scouts have assured buyers that most are on their way on time, and a spokesperson said that the delays affect only about 6 percent of councils.
Those who want to buy Girl Scout cookies online can check out the Digital Cookie program here.