BUCKHANNON – One of the biggest thrills of January for many people is it signals the availability of Girl Scout Cookies! In these social distancing times, the Girl Scouts have adapted their sale to include an online ‘no-touch’ option, so everyone can help support these growing girls while staying safe.
Upshur County Girl Scout Service Unit Coordinator and Cookie Manager Jannie Hoover said anyone wishing to purchase Girl Scout cookies may do so in person from any Girl Scout or the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council’s website. The website is www.bdgsc.org, and under the ‘cookies’ tab, orders may be placed online, and extras can be ordered, which will be delivered to Gold Star Mothers.
Cookie orders may also be emailed to Cookies@BDGSC.org, and the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council will assure your order goes to a Girl Scout located in your area.
Hoover said the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Sale, which kicked off on Jan. 6, will run through April. This year’s sales will include orders through individual Girl Scouts, online orders and upcoming booth sales in the future.
“Currently, due to the pandemic, there are only Girl Scout Troops at four schools, including Union Elementary, Tennerton Elementary, Buckhannon Academy and French Creek Elementary Schools,” Hoover said.
Hoover said the Girl Scout Cookie Sale helps girls raise money to do fun things and teaches them valuable interpersonal skills.
“It teaches them five basic skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills,” Hoover said. “It helps girls learn confidence and teaches them to speak in public.”
Girl Scouts in Upshur County earn badges while learning life skills. Hoover said in particular, her troop at Union Elementary completes such projects as donating to the animal shelter, bell ringing with the Salvation Army, and donating food to the Salvation Army and the Upshur County Parish House. In addition, girls have a Twilight Camp in the Summer, a campfire in the fall and a Powder Puff Derby.
“Our troop has gone camping before, and we have done a Journey Camp in Glenville before,” Hoover said.
This year, the Girl Scout Cookie sale includes yummy selections like Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon-Ups, Girl Scouts S’more, Toffee-tastic and Adventurefuls.
Adventurefuls, described as an ‘indulgent brownie-inspired cookie topped with caramel flavored crème with a hint of sea salt,” are the newest addition to the Girl Scouts’ offerings. However, Hoover said anyone wanting to ensure they try the new Adventurefuls should order soon because these are in limited supply.
Anyone who has questions about Girl Scout Cookies or who wants to order and cannot find a Girl Scout to order Girl Scout Cookies from may contact her by calling 304-613-0723. She said it is not too late for girls to join and share in the fun of Girl Scouting.
“Girl Scout Cookies that are ordered online and not shipped will be delivered around the beginning of March,” Hoover said. “Around that time, Girl Scouts will be setting up and hosting booth sales around the Upshur County community to sell cookies, and we hope folks will order from us or come out to the booth sales to help support our Girl Scouts and the program. Once the booth sales are scheduled, we will be letting folks know the locations and times to come out to the booth sales to purchase Girl Scout Cookies.”
This year, Girl Scout Cookies cost $5 per box.