Gateway Council kicks off next century of female entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scouts cookie season


Girl Scout cookie season is officially underway.

Girl Scout troops in the Northeast/North Central Florida area are currently taking orders through their Digital Cookie websites to kick off the season. The Digital Cookie platform is an educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout cookie businesses online. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Cookie platform provides girls with business and science, technology and engineering and math (STEM) skills that prepare them for 21st century leadership.

Girl Scouts will begin door-to-door selling Jan. 26. This year, the scouts will be selling cookies in-hand for immediate purchase to eliminate the delivery waiting period. Cookie booths, staffed with area girl scouts outside of local grocery stores and other businesses, will begin setting up Feb. 7.

The 2018 cookie lineup includes classic favorites such as Thin Mints® and Samoas®, and the return of S’mores™, a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmallowy filling that is the most popular flavor in the 101-year history of Girl Scout cookie sales. Most Girl Scout cookies cost $4 per box; S’mores and Toffee-tastic cost $5 per box.

Consumers may also purchase Girl Scout cookies to donate to the military through the greater Jacksonville area USO for $4 a box with free shipping through the Digital Cookie website.

"Every year, we get excited for the girl scout cookie program - not just because the cookies are our favorite snacks, but because girls are going to be doing even more great things in the months ahead," said Girl Scouts of Gateway Council CEO Mary Anne Jacobs. "Girls gain important business skills that will support them academically, personally and, later, professionally. Selling girl scout cookies gives every girl the opportunity to create her own girl scout experience and develop as a leader, through unique adventures and powerful community service."

Consumers can help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout cookies. The net revenue will stay within the community.

For more information on cookie sales by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, visit or download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on iOS and Android devices.