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Press Release: GSOH Cookie Season Kicks Off Jan. 9

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Cookie Season Kicks off January 9th


Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council is excited to announce that the 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Season begins January 9 in the 30 counties we represent. Girl Scout troops in our council will be offering eight varieties of delicious cookies through March 20.


This year’s cookie lineup includes: Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, and Rah-Rah Raisins. Our gluten-free cookie, Toffee-tastic, will be available in limited quantities at cookie booths only. Beginning January 9, Girl Scouts will be taking orders from family, friends, and neighbors in their homes and offices. Cookie booths will be held at various locations across the 30 counties we serve beginning February 12. At cookie booths, payment is collected onsite and customers can take their cookies with them. Cookie delivery runs February 1119.


Customers can use the Cookie Connector on the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland website ( to connect with a Girl Scout near them to order cookies. With this unique online form, customers can easily find their cookie connection by typing in their name, address, phone number, and email. A Girl Scout will reach out to them directly based on their location.


Moving beyond traditional orders and cookie booths, 1,300 girls in our council will participate in Digital Cookie in 2016. Through this online platform, girls will direct customers to a personalized cookie website to order cookies. Not only does Digital Cookie create a safe, interactive space for participation in the cookie program, but it also teaches girls valuable ecommerce and online marketing skills. To buy cookies online, members of the community should reach out to their local Girl Scout to see if she is a part of this exciting new program.


The annual National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will be held February 26-28. During this fun-filled weekend, Girl Scouts across our council will celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the world, by decorating their cookie booths to showcase what their troop is working toward, such as camp or an incredible trip. Girls develop five essential life skills through the cookie program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. When customers purchase Girl Scout Cookies, they are truly making a difference in the lives of local girls.


Girl Scout cookies will remain $4 per package and our gluten-free cookie Toffee-tastic will remain $5 per package. Our cookie prices have not changed in three Girl Scout Cookie Seasons.

We’re the Girl Scouts.
We’re 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we’ve made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents. Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, headquartered in Columbus, serves more than 24,000 girls and more than 5,500 adult members and volunteers in 30 counties: Adams, Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Wayne and Wyandot. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) 621-7042 or visit