The Girl Scouts have made it even easier for you to buy your favorite kinds of Girl Scout cookies. They have launched something called Digital Cookie. he majority of the 112 Girl Scout councils nationwide are participating in the Digital Cookie 2014 – 2015 cookie season. More are expected to join by the end of 2015 (when Digital Cookie 2.0 will be ready). The Digital Cookie program will start nationally in January of 2015.
Individual Girl Scouts can have their own cookie website. Customers can gain access to it only if the Girl Scout sends them an emailed invitation. No identifying information about the Girl Scout will be publicly visible. This makes things safer for the girls who get to control which customers they want to work with. It is also possible to purchase cookies through the Official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app.
One of the coolest things about this new program is that it allows people to buy Girl Scout cookies from any Girl Scout who markets her business to them. In other words, you can buy cookies from your niece or granddaughter who is a Girl Scout and who lives across the country from you. Those cookies will be shipped to your door.
Obviously, the cookie sales are a fundraiser. The sales also are very useful to teach important lessons. The process of selling cookies teaches girls 5 essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Digital Cookie will expand girls’ knowledge of and hands-on experience with online marketing, app use, website customization and e-commerce.