Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois 2020 cookie season is underway

COOKIE RALLY–Pictured are some of the Girl Scouts of Service Unit 57 – Randolph County North enjoying part of the presentation at their cookie rally held Jan. 3 at Red Bud Elementary School. This year, the rally featured a fun STEM themed presentation by Mad Science, as well as several fun STEM themed activities. Cookie sales officially began on Jan. 3, so watch for girls to be out selling as well as cookie booths set up at local businesses.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) kicked off the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program on Jan. 3 with their cookie kick-off rallies. And on Jan. 4, they held the first Girl Scout Cookie Booth Weekend of the season. 

At cookie booths, customers can purchase cookies directly from troops who have set up shop at area establishments throughout southern Illinois.

Buying a box of Girl Scout cookies helps power amazing experiences for girls. Whether it’s a trip she’ll never forget, a STEM activity that opens her mind to new possibilities, a service project that changes her community forever, or the opportunity to build a lifelong friendships at camp, Girl Scout cookies help make it happen! Girls also develop essential life skills that support their success today and in the future by nurturing a go-getter spirit and equipping them with the confidence and know-how to dream big and do bigger. 

From Jan. 4-25, Girl Scouts will be out taking orders for the treats, which will be delivered in late February. 

Customer demand for Girl Scout Cookies following delivery has been high historically, so additional Cookie Booth Weekends will be held from late February through March. 

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.