ORANGE COUNTY, CA — A new kind of Girl Scout cookie is coming to Orange County and other select areas serviced by the ABC Bakery, the Girl Scouts of America announced, Tuesday. Enter Toast-Yay!™, a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in delicious icing and full of flavor in every bite. Girl Scouts of Orange County kicks off cookie season on January 11, 2021 – March 7, 2021.
Amid challenging world events and a global pandemic this year, Orange County Girl Scouts created moments of joy by donating cookies earlier this year to thank frontline workers and using their cookie earnings to support their communities.
When Girl Scout Cookie season returns in January, Toast-Yay! will give consumers a delicious new way to celebrate the joy, alongside other local favorites like Lemonades®, S’mores®, Thin Mints® and Caramel deLites®.
While social distancing measures may continue to keep families and friends apart, cookie customers will be able to stay connected this season through a gift box option that ships directly to their family and friends via the Smart Cookie online platform.
You read that right, cookie moms. Gone are the days of filling your spare room with cartons of cookies!
In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic became widespread during the spring cookie season, many girl entrepreneurs quickly changed their emphasis to virtual sales as they experienced the same challenges as other businesses.
In the 2021 season, Girl Scouts across Orange County will again embrace their entrepreneurial spirit by selling cookies through online platforms and innovative “virtual cookie booths” on social media (with parental supervision). Many girls will also offer physically distant or contactless sales and delivery options. If local guidelines allow, in-person sales may also be available, keeping girls’ safety top priority.
All cookies in Orange County will be available for $5 a package, except for Girl Scouts’ gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip, which will be $6 a box. Can’t wait for Girl Scout cookie season? Support your local Girl Scout by purchasing chocolate, nuts, and magazines during our Fall Product Program, Sept 26-Nov 8, 2020. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected to a local Girl Scout selling Fall Product in your area.
Consumers will also delight in knowing that their cookie purchase is an investment in girl leadership in Orange County. With every sale, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls to think like entrepreneurs as they run their small businesses and learn lifelong skills, like goal setting, people skills, and decision—making, which are imperative for any leadership role. Girls decide how to use their portion of the proceeds for unforgettable leadership experiences and community projects, while Girl Scouts of Orange County applies funds to help deliver nearly 20,000 girls in Orange County life-changing Girl Scout programs and experiences.
In other news, GSUSA offered a new national online platform, Girl Scouts Cookie Care, that enabled customers to order cookies for home delivery safely or to donate cookies to first responders, volunteers, and local causes.
Thanks to their customers, Girl Scouts donated millions of cookie packages nationally last season. Locally, Orange County Girl Scouts sold 2,491,733 boxes of cookies in 2020 and donated 46,607 packages of cookies to military troops and food banks.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit girlscoutcookies.org. For more information about Girl Scouts, including how to join or volunteer.