After last year's 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in central Indiana are kicking off the next century of Girl Scout Cookie sales with the return of Girl Scout S'mores.

Girl Scout S'mores were the most popular flavor to launch in the 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills, but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States. Consumers can now help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of Hoosier entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout S'mores and classic favorites like Thin Mints and Samoas.

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) sets out to sell delicious cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills that are imperative for leadership and future success.

Councils use cookie earnings to power experiences for girls through their programming, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. From conquering the rock wall at Girl Scout camp to hands-on robotics activities, Girl Scouts are doing amazing things made possible by each and every cookie sale.

Again this year, girls will sell cookies door-to-door and at booth sales as well as through Digital Cookie, an innovative and educational web-based platform that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online. Now in its fourth year, Digital Cookie continues to bring Girl Scout programming into the future by providing girls with invaluable business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills that prepare them for 21st century leadership.

To find out where Girl Scouts are selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

About the cookies

Girl Scout Cookies come in eight varieties, including

  • Do-si-dos, crisp and crunchy oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling.
  • Girl Scout S'mores, crunchy graham sandwich cookies with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling, and made with specialty ingredients so it contains no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
  • Samoas, crisp cookies, coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with a dark chocolaty coating.
  • Savannah Smiles, crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
  • Tagalongs, crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating.
  • Thin Mints, crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating, made with natural oil of peppermint.
  • Toffee-tastic, gluten-free rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor; and Trefoils, traditional shortbread cookies.

Girl Scouts will receive cookies to begin deliveries to customers beginning the week of Jan. 29, and cookies will be sold at booths in front of supermarkets and other local retailers and financial institutions through mid-March. The cost is only $4 per package for all Girl Scout Cookie varieties except Girl Scout S'mores and Toffee-tastic, which are $5 per package and available in limited quantities.

Customers who buy cookies from their local Girl Scouts can be assured the proceeds will directly benefit Girl Scouts in their community. A portion of each package of Girl Scout Cookies sold goes to Girl Scout troops to fund activities such as outdoor adventures, hands-on science and technology activities, and community service projects. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana receives a portion of the proceeds to fund scholarships for summer camp, recruitment and training of adult volunteers, and to support council-wide initiatives.

Again this year, Girl Scouts across central Indiana will also sell cookies for Operation: Cookie Drop, which benefits military men and women and charitable organizations. Girls will ask customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies that will be distributed to soldiers stationed at military bases across central Indiana, along with military veterans and to people who may not be able to afford a sweet treat. Last year, more than 95,000 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to Operation: Cookie Drop.

Corporate sponsors for the cookie program are: American Dairy Association Indiana and Prairie Farms.