INDIANAPOLIS — The pandemic has forced the Girl Scouts to come up with new, creative ways to sell their cookies this year.
In some cities throughout Indiana, you can now get the delicious treats without leaving your couch. Many troops across the state are partnering with Grubhub to deliver their cookies to your front door.
“Three million packages of cookies are wanted in our communities, if past years have told us anything, and so we wanted to find alternative ways to get these to the consumer,” Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO Danielle Shockey told Inside Indiana Business. “It’s contactless, and it’s also perfect because it’s teaching our girls another way of thinking about how to do business.”
She said it’s important for the girls to sell as many cookies as possible, and make as much money as possible, because it’s their biggest fundraiser of the year.
“Most of the proceeds actually go to the troops,” Shockey said. “Some obviously come to support the actual program and the council and the scholarships and the things we provide, but this is where the girls set their goals for what they want to do in Girl Scouts and what they want to do for the next 12 months.”
To see if delivery is available in your area, go to the Grubhub app or website and search for “Girl Scout Cookies.” Shockey says if you order three boxes, your delivery fee is waived. However, the partnership with Grubhub only lasts through Sunday, Feb. 14.