Girl Scout Cookie sales are back!


Sierra Deaver

An infographic showing a more in-depth look into Girl Scout cookies, from the most popular flavors, to the history of selling Girl Scout Cookies.

Sierra Deaver, Editor

Girl Scout Cookie selling season has now officially started this year. Usually, Girl Scouts nationwide sell cookies starting around late January, all the way to late March.

The Girl Scout Cookie selling program started in 1917, when Girl Scouts began baking simple sugar cookies and selling them as a way to fund the Girl Scouts. It wasn’t until the 1930’s when Girl Scout Cookies began to be commercially baked, as opposed to homemade.

As the years went on, more and more types of cookies were being made and sold, such as classic favorites like Trefoil (shortbread cookies) and Thin Mints. About 200 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are sold each year; having a variety of cookies ensures that there is something that appeals to everyone, including Amador students.

“[My favorite Girl Scout Cookies are] Tagalongs because peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite dessert combo,” said Jackson Volz (‘21).

Trefoils and Samoas are two of the most popular flavors of Girl Scout Cookie that are sold. (Sierra Deaver)

In years past, Girl Scouts would sell cookies by going door-to-door or via booths in front of stores. However, that has changed this year, due to COVID-19.

“One thing that has always been a really big part of cookie sales is the booths that take place usually in front of your local grocery stores, you might see girls selling cookies there and that’s something I don’t think they are really doing as much this year just because of Coronavirus and social distancing,” said Girl Scout Juliette Suhani Singhal (‘21).

Limiting the number of ways Girl Scouts can sell cookies, because of the pandemic, may affect sales this year. Some scouts are choosing not to sell cookies for safety concerns and other reasons, which also might affect sales.

“I’m currently not selling cookies this year because my troop disbanded, so I don’t have a troop. I’m kinda like a lone girl scout so it doesn’t really make sense to get any funds for myself, because as a senior I’m not really doing anymore activities this year,” said Singhal (‘21).

Despite this, the Girl Scout organization is making sure that girls across the country are safe when selling cookies; and that people can still enjoy their famous cookies, despite the pandemic.

As stated on their website, Girl Scouts claims that “the safety, health, and wellbeing of our girls and volunteers is and must be our first priority, and we are encouraging all Girl Scouts to comply with local and federal social distancing guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.”