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Girl Scout Cookie Season is Here! 🎉

The 2021 Girl Scout cookies season is now underway, with Girl Scouts across the US selling cookies (including the brand new Toast-Yay! cookies) in socially distant, contact-free ways. When COVID-19 threw a wet blanket on in-person cookie booths and door-to-door sales last year, Girl Scouts got creative running virtual cookie sales on social media, setting up drive-through locations, and shipping directly to customers’ doors.

This year, the Girl Scouts are getting a little help from GrubHub, in a partnership that will provide contact-free pickup and delivery of Girl Scout cookies in select markets. Cookie lovers can now order for pickup or delivery on or the Grubhub app. Local Girl Scouts will track and fulfill these orders, and Grubhub will waive its fees for the organization so all proceeds will benefit the local troops and councils.

Now through February 14, Grubhub is offering free delivery on Girl Scout Cookie orders of $15 or more!

masked girl scout holding cookies

Starting February 1, online cookie ordering will also go live nationwide. This means that cookie fans who don’t know a Girl Scout will be able to support a local troop by purchasing cookies for direct shipment to their homes. To order cookies in this manner, simply enter your Zip Code into the Girl Scouts’ Digital Cookie platform and choose your cookies.

Consumers can also choose to buy cookies online and have them shipped directly to first responders and other local organizations as a donation. ❤️

masked Girl Scouts holding boxes of cookies

So don’t wait for Girl Scout Cookies to find you this year! If you want to stock up on cookies while supporting your local Girl Scouts, here are the GSUSA-approved ways to buy cookies in 2021:

  • If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to learn how she’s selling cookies this year.
  • Visit and enter your Zip Code.
  • Text COOKIES to 59618 (message and data rates may apply).
  • Use the FREE official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (iOS or Android) to find socially distant or contact-free cookie booths near you.
  • Check out GrubHub to find out whether contact-free delivery is available in your area.
  • Watch for cookies being sold outside select GNC retail locations.

Girl Scout Cookie season is traditionally from January through April, but local timing and product availability varies. Contact your local Girl Scout council for more information.

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Comments 35

  1. Patti Hall

    Please consider ordering cookies with this link and support my daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Cookies can be ordered now and usually arrive within 7-10 days. Thank you!

    • annethao

      Your not supposed to post the link on social media!

      • 77_purity

        I’ve been a troop leader and cookie mom for several years, and I believe some of the rules have changed slightly. Even in past years, it was said that personal social media pages were fine but that is limited to one’s one personal account. For this year, the latest from our council is that public facing posts on community pages are allowed, just not resale places like facebook marketplace, ebay, or resale sites like b/s/t groups due to tax regulations. Having said this, if anyone would like to support our troop, here is our troop link (Note this is not my daughters link and is direct ship only). Every 5 boxes ordered gets an entry into cookies for a year contest. Thank you.

        • 77_purity

          was also going to add that Little Brownie Bakers website has social resources link with flyers/artwork designed for sharing on social media

  2. Not this year

    A number of Girl Scout troops in our area have opted for other fundraisers this year in lieu of cookie sales due to the recent reports linking cookie manufacturers with abuses in the palm oil industry. It is difficult to consider purchasing Girl Scout cookies this year knowing that the sales may promote an industry leading to child labor and the harm of women and children in poorer nations. I’d urge consumers to carefully read the reports about what is occurring with palm oil in order to make informed decisions about their purchases. We will be supporting Girl Scout troops that are opting for other fundraisers this year and teaching girls that it is important to stand up for the humane treatment of others — even when doing so may come at your own expense. Hopefully, the Girl Scouts at the national level will demand change and next year’s cookies will not contain palm oil. The cookies are delicious, and we love supporting local troops, but it is just not worth the very real human cost.

    • Amber

      I guess the same could be said about the clothes and goods we buy and most of the food we eat…..

      • Kathleen

        Please don’t lump everyone in with you. Some of us choose other alternatives and look into companies we buy from instead of just buying the cheapest

  3. sahara1

    not buying because of the following Tens of thousands of children in Indonesia and Malaysia work to harvest the palm oil that ends up in several beloved Western snacks, including Girl Scout cookies. An in-depth Associated Press report published recently used U.S. customs records and the most up-to-date information from producers, traders and buyers to link palm oil harvested using child labor to major brands including Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Ferrero, one of two makers of Girl Scout Cookies.

    • Deanna

      Generation after generation women are forced into this type of work at a young age and live their life in the fields. Some of the time without pay because they are helping their husbands. I read an article how many women are abused and raped and nothing is said because the government won’t help them. So sad. I will try to find the troops that will fundraise with other things.

    • Cari

      You are a complete idiot.

    • faithanne

      I don’t buy them because they support planned parenthood!!

  4. Amy

    This may vary per location – each council gets and sells at different times. My daughter started selling 1/2 and our cookies don’t come in until February 19th. Thank you for supporting Girl Scouts!

  5. nici2036

    Palm oil is an ingredient found in many baked snacks sold in the United States and is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. Per GSUSA’s licensed bakers, it is necessary to use palm oil in our cookies because of its unique ability to provide volume and texture in baked goods, usually without adding trans fats. Additionally, growing palm oil requires less land in comparison to other vegetable oils and supports the livelihoods of more than 4 million farmers globally. One of the primary goals of our Girl Scout Cookie bakers is to create the best-tasting cookies possible using the best ingredients available.  The world’s food supply is intricately tied to the use of palm oil, so we believe promoting sustainable manufacturing principles is the most responsible approach for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookie development. At Girl Scouts, we have an opportunity to use our strong voice to bring about positive change on this important issue, and our bakers have made the following commitments: GSUSA and our licensed bakers are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization of growers, buyers, manufacturers, conservationists, and other interested parties striving to develop and follow best practices to ensure sustainability. Our licensed bakers are committed to Sustainable Palm Oil in Girl Scout Cookies and are continuing to research viable alternatives. To read more about our bakers’ positions on palm oil, visit their websites: Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers.   Thanks to the encouragement of and partnership with Girl Scout members, GSUSA and our bakers have realized the power of the Girl Scout brand to make a positive difference in the move toward sustainably produced palm oil.

    • GAmommyof4

      Thanks for posting this! It is a great explanation. I also wonder what will happen to the families of the child workers if the child can’t work to earn money. Will they starve? Will the entire family be in ruin? Just thinking…

    • SavingsMama

      That was realllllly long and super cut & paste. There’s a number of reasons I don’t want those cookies and top of the list being palm oil- child labor, women servants and loss of gorilla habitats. These cookies should have already made improvements & got rid of the palm oil all together IMO.

  6. cierra

    Thanks for sharing H2S!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Cierra!

  7. Nell

    Not trying to be that person; however, it’s amazing how many people think rules do not apply to them, such as the moms breaking their agreements with their GS council. Posting your daughters’ links here is no different than posting in public groups and Marketplace on Facebook. It is against the rules. (I have spent the past 2 years as a leader and cookie manager—your daughters can be banned from selling for your actions. I’ve seen it happen…) That aside, have a great cookie season!

    • MommySpendsLess

      I was in Girl Scouts for many years but that was back before social media. Out of curiosity, why are the GS Councils against social media/blog links?

      • Nell

        Primarily, it is for the girls’ safety and privacy. The links may be shared on social media profiles set to private, or friends only. The online links are to sell to family and friends, not “strangers online”. That’s the thinking as far as GSUSA and GS councils are concerned. Part of selling, and setting up an online sales account requires the responsible adult to agree to not post the link in public forums, or sale sites. Whether these rules truly maintain privacy for the girls or keep them “safe”, I cannot say, but it is still the expectation.

        • Alamode

          Ahh…So, GSUSA still says no public forums? If that’s the case, then all Councils, Troops, girls, and parents should abide by that rule and only share links in private forums. Thanks, Nell!

        • nici2036

          Actually much of this has changed this year and it is council specific. We are allowed to post publicly.

    • Alamode

      As with sale dates & prices, this may also vary based on your region. I know our girls were never allowed to post links on social forums, but COVID seems to have softened that rule. Here’s a quote from our cookie platform:

      “My Smart Cookies Social Media Link
      Share this link with your friends and family via email or social media. When they buy cookies with this link, you will be one step closer to your goal!”

      Hopefully, we are all abiding by our local Council’s rules and suggestions.

      To those looking for alternatives, if you happen to see a Troop/Girl selling and would like to donate, give them some money and ask to donate directly to the Scout Troop. Girls only make a certain % of their cookie sales and a direct donation is always VERY appreciated. Many Scout Troops also collect funds for other charities such as Operation Yellow Ribbon. You can ask your funds to go to the US Troops as well. This direct donation idea can also be applied to your child’s local PTA/PTO or sports teams when they run fundraisers. (I know my school’s PTA’s bylaws did not allow the PTA to directly request or allow for a donation option on any paperwork, BUT we could accept donations when offered.) It helps if you don’t want/cant afford the $10 8oz chalk tasting confection or postage stamp sized giftwrap, but would like to help your local organizations.

      Many fundraisers give the organization 15-25% of the sale if you would like to use that as a guideline.

  8. Observant Mom

    Girl Scout cookies are too expensive. Save your money and make your own cookies for much cheaper.

  9. Quivermom

    Why is this not in my area? Its a very big city!

    • 77_purity

      grubhub sale may not have started in your area yet. In my area, it starts and should appear starting Feb 12 and will be available on the weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)

    • Sara

      I don’t know what area you are in, but I think it heard the council in my area elected not to participate, so we won’t have it here.

    • nici2036

      Grubhub will not start for a few weeks in many areas.

  10. Tricia

    Last year we got multiple boxes for the first time in years and they all ended up in the trash. I don’t know what happened but they were all gross.

  11. Jenny

    I’m all for supporting young women and female empowerment, but $5 for a box of cookies PLUS shipping? I just can’t swing it. Best of luck to all the Scouts out there!

    • Lo

      Yeah I feel my kid lost a lot of sales when we went firm $4 to $5/box. And I complained at $4 it was too much lol.

  12. Chris

    I’m a cookie Dad with three Girl Scouts and I’d like to share the nuts and bolts of cookies. Depending on volume and a couple other items, the local Troop that you encounter selling cookies can “profit” somewhere around $1 per box sold. Don’t agree with the baker’s use of palm oil or the price of cookies, donate $1 per girl at a booth that you encounter. Typically it’ll be 2-5 girls at a booth. Feeling patriotic? Do a troop 2 troop donation ($5) and Girl Scouts sends a box overseas to our service men and women. Most importantly, don’t share your negative opinions with the young ladies that are scouts when they are in uniform at a booth, please bite your tongue.

    Cookie Dad out…

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