INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – This week, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana are kicking off the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season to help local girls become hands-on entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures.
This year, Girl Scouts is adding a brand-new cookie to the iconic lineup. Lemon-Ups are a crispy, lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. Also new this year, Girl Scouts is introducing refreshed cookie packaging with updated images featuring current Girl Scouts taking part in a diverse range of experiences available to members – from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking action to improve their communities.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls discover their inner leadership potential as they have fun learning essential skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. The girls then use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming.
“Money that Girl Scouts earn during the Girl Scout Cookie Program, stays in their local communities,” said Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO Danielle Shockey. “By purchasing a box of cookies, you are helping girls right here in Central Indiana grow into incredible future leaders.”
Girl Scouts will receive cookies to begin deliveries to customers beginning January 22, 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 $5 per package for all Girl Scout Cookie varieties. To find out where Girl Scouts are selling cookies near you, visit girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.