Girl Scout cookie program begins, new flavor available

The Girl Scouts of America are kicking off their annual cookie program on Friday, Jan. 6, with booths available at select neighbhorhood stores beginning Friday, Feb. 24. Cookie sales will continue through March.

A new treat has been added to the lineup this year, in celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary. Be sure to try Savannah Smiles, a lemon cookie that is reminiscent of Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of the Girl Scouts.

Returning to the cookie jar are Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch. Cookies in Northeast Texas will cost $3.50 per box.

According to, the most popular flavor of Girl Scout cookie is….Thin Mints! We at Blue Ribbon News DFW don’t think that’s any surprise, since we’ll be ordering several packages of those yummy cookies. Nationwide, Thin Mints account for 26 percent of all Girl Scout cookie sales.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is part of the Girl Scouts’ Business and Economic Literacy initiative for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a leadership program that teaches girls life and business skills, including goal setting, business ethics, public speaking, teamwork, brand awareness, responsibility, money and time management, financial literacy and grassroots entrepreneurship.

To find a cookie booth near you, try the Cookie Locator or download the app for iPhone or Android by dialing **GSCOOKIES from your phone.

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