FRAMINGHAM – Girl Scouts in Framingham will begin selling Girl Scout cookies today, Dec. 5.
More than 300 Framingham Scouts will begin door-to-door sales today.
Orders for Thin Mints or Caramel deLites and other cookies can be placed with Scouts today through January 2.
Last year, Framingham Girl Scouts sold more than 150,000 boxes of cookies.
Girl Scouts also are authorized to take online orders.
Last year, GSUSA introduced the S’mores-inspired cookie as a way to highlight the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and Girl Scouts’ strong connection to s’mores and the outdoors. They are returning this year.
Framingham Girl Scouts are part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Council.
Cookies are $5 a box.
Besides door-to-door sales, Framingham Girl Scouts will also be selling cookies at booth sales in Framingham through March 2018.
Girl Scouts are not allowed to sell cookies at yard sales, either in the community or online.
Consistent with the GSEMA Board-approved Volunteer Policies and Procedures, appropriate venues for Girl Scout Cookie booths do NOT include locations immediately outside liquor stores, smoke shops, or other exclusively adult-oriented or themed locations.
Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture.
For 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. Your purchase means you get tasty cookies—and a girl learns a lifetime of skills, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
During the cookie sale, girls work towards a common goal as part of a team. The money earned from cookie activities helps the troop partake in service projects, go on field trips, purchase patches, attend summer camp and so much more.
In addition, girls give back to others during the sale through a program known as Cookies for a Cause. Girls sell boxes of cookies that are set aside to be donated to soldiers overseas or to a local food pantry. This meaningful element of the Girl Scout cookie program helps girls develop business ethics and feel that they are helping others.
Editor’s Note: in full transparency, I am the program coordinator and the publicity manager for Framingham Girl Scouts.