Girl Scouts Partner With DoorDash to Sell Cookies

By Ilene Eng
Ilene Eng
Ilene Eng
Reporter
Ilene is a reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area covering Northern California news.
February 17, 2022 Updated: February 17, 2022

SAN JOSE, Calif.—It’s Girl Scout Cookie season again. Starting Feb. 14, the Girl Scouts of the USA are partnering with DoorDash to provide cookie delivery in participating cities across the nation.

In-person booths will also resume, and customers can buy the newest cookie variety: Adventurefuls.

In the new DoorDash model, a Girl Scout will prepare a customer order at a booth and give it to a dasher to pick up.

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Girl Scouts take cookie orders through the DoorDash app at the Girl Scouts of Northern California San Jose Office on Feb. 14, 2022. (Ilene Eng/The Epoch Times)

“They can also do something that’s called DoubleDash where if they’re ordering from a restaurant in the area, they may want to add cookies to their order, and the dasher—the driver—will actually pick up their food and their cookies as well,” Cindy McCann, Director of Organization Effectiveness at Girl Scouts of Northern California, told NTD Television.

McCann said this teaches the Girl Scouts how to run their own business and develop other skills.

“Like money management. I mean, you really need that,” 11-year-old Mariam, a Girl Scout in San Jose, told NTD Television. “And we also learn how to sell something and how to talk to people.”

“People really like Girl Scout Cookies, and it’s kind of cool to see how people enjoy the things that we do. And it’s also a lot of giving back to the community, which is really cool,” 13-year-old Arrow, a Girl Scout in San Jose, told NTD Television.

During the pandemic lockdowns, the cookies were sold online. Arrow prefers selling the cookies in booths because she can talk and interact with people more.

They have been members since kindergarten.

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Girl Scouts Arrow (L) and Mariam (R) prepare a DoorDash cookie order for a customer at the Girl Scouts of Northern California San Jose Office on Feb. 14, 2022. (Ilene Eng/The Epoch Times)

Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California, said in a statement: “We are also very excited to ramp up our e-commerce platforms to the benefit of cookie customers and girls. Last year, GSNorCal hosted 10,000 girl-led online shops, helping to inspire the next generation of impact entrepreneurs by teaching them modern day business and online marketing skills.”

The girls can use the proceeds for community service work and field trips.

All cookie flavors are $6 a box. The newest variety, the Adventurefuls, is a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème on top. It’s the latest cookie in the existing line-up, which includes Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Lemon-Ups, Toffee-tastic, and Girl Scout S’mores.

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Adventurefuls and other cookie varieties at the Girl Scouts of Northern California San Jose Office on Feb. 14, 2022. (Ilene Eng/The Epoch Times)

Girl Scouts work with two bakeries to come up with new flavors. McCann said they look at a flavor profile to develop it.

“And then they think about our mission at Girl Scouts, and they try to make sure that we have something that really blends,” McCann said. “So the Adventurefuls is an obvious choice because Girl Scouts is all about offering new adventures to girls.”

In a statement, Shanna Prevé, VP of DoorDash Strategic Partnerships and Business Development, said: “Through this collaboration, we aim to provide access and opportunity for Girl Scouts, while providing their neighborhoods with safe, efficient, and enjoyable ways to support their local troops.”

People can find Girl Scouts selling cookies at in-person booths by putting their zip code in at ilovecookies.org. There is $5 flat rate shipping when people order online from Feb. 18 to 20.

The cookie season runs until March 27.

Ilene Eng
Reporter
Ilene is a reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area covering Northern California news.