“It’s the most wonderful time of the year ...”
I know, we’ve just exited the season when that song is played. But some may find it appropriate for the season we are just now entering: Girl Scout cookie season!
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will start taking orders for their cookies Friday. The next day, Scouts can pick up their first 12 cases to sell and deliver at the Mall of Abilene.
A group of older Girl Scouts, the Media Corps, will also be there to address the public, answer questions about the products and sell to passersby.
Scouts in Central Texas Council (south of Abilene) will get a little later start, with their sales beginning Jan. 19. TOP sales will go through March 6, with a few stray “cleanup” sales after that. Central Texas has a shorter sales window, ending Feb. 27.
Whatever your favorite Girl Scout cookie is, it should be available – unless everyone else also likes it and they sell out. Just to be sure, find a Girl Scout and get your order in early.
There is a new cookie available this year: Adventurefuls. It’s described as “An indulgent brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt.” I had an opportunity to sample it at a recent Girl Scout event. It won’t make my top favorites (Caramel deLites and Thin Mints) but I won’t refuse it either.
A new feature in Texas Oklahoma Plains is a Door Dash possibility. You can order cookies and have them delivered to your door. It should be available shortly through your Door Dash account.
Can’t find a Girl Scout? Then go to either Apple or Play store and download their Cookie Finder app. Or visit girlscoutcookies.org, text “cookies” to 59618 or use the Girl Scout cookie finder app (free on iOS or Android devices).
Then go get your year’s supply of Girl Scout cookies while choices are still plentiful.
Cub Scout and Scouts BSA leaders roundtable, 7 p.m. Thursday, Highland Church of Christ, 325 Highland Ave., Abilene. 325-677-2688.
Scouts BSA Order of the Arrow weekend and Ordeal ceremonies, Jan. 21-23, Camp Tonkawa. $20 for members, $40 for Brotherhood candidates, $50 for Ordeal candidates; $10 late fee added after Sunday. Register at texastrailsbsa.org (see schedule in left-hand column). 325-677-2688.
Tot Spot, for children ages 3-5 (and an adult), 9:30 a.m. first Thursday and Friday of each month, The Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. (Check at www.thegracemuseum.org under “Events and classes” for holiday scheduling.) Free for museum members, $5 for non-members. Reservations required; 325-673-4587 or thegracemuseum.org.
Friday for Girl Scout Gold Award workshop (virtual event) Jan. 15. For Scouts 9th through 12th grades in Texas Oklahoma Plains Council. No charge, but must register at gs-top.org under “Events” calendar. Click on the event on that date.
Jan. 21 for Scouts BSA Tarleton State Merit Badge Seminar Feb. 11-13, Stephenville. $43.50 per Scout, $33.50 per adult. Information at texastrailsbsa.org; open the event in left-hand column to register. 325-677-2688.
There are many events (a lot of them virtual) you can join. Keep up at gs-top.org or gsctx.org for Girl Scouts; and at texastrailsbsa.com for Cub Scouts/Scouts BSA.
Contact Carl Kieke at 325-673-3552; or email@example.com. Deadline is Monday for publication the following Monday.
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Get your Girl Scout cookies before they crumble