Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois


News Release
The Girl Scout Cookie Program in Southern Illinois:
Order Taking: Now through January 26;
Cookie Booths: February 21 through March 15th. January is a great month to be a Girl Scout! This month Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) launch the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie™ season. Girl Scouts across the United States become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures. This season, GSUSA announces two sweet new ways to celebrate young female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls, and a new lemon cookie available in select areas. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® teaches girls about entrepreneurship as they have fun learning essential skills such as money management, public speaking, people skills and decision making, which set them up for a lifetime of success. Nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path—so every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow. What’s more, each and every purchase stays local to power amazing experiences and leadership opportunities for girls in communities across the United States.
GSUSA’s refreshed cookie packaging (with the same great taste!) continues to emphasize what the cookie program is all about, and the updated images feature current Girl Scouts taking part in a diverse range of experiences available to members—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking action to improve their communities. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in your local community. The new Girl Scout Cookie is Lemon-Ups™ and it is a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. The new cookie joins the national

2020 lineup, which also includes favorites such as Thin Mints®, Samoas®, and Trefoils®.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) kicked off the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program on January 4 with the first Girl Scout Cookie Booth Weekend of the season. At these Cookie Booths, customers purchased cookies directly from troops who have set up shop at area establishments throughout Southern Illinois. The Girl Scout Cookie Lineup in Southern Illinois Includes:
For $5/box:
Thin Mints: Crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating made with natural oil of peppermint.
Samoas: Cookies coated in caramel, with toasted coconut, and striped with dark chocolaty coating.
Tagalongs: Crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating.
Trefoils: Delicate-tasting shortbread that is delightfully simple and satisfying.
Do-Si-Dos: Crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookies with creamy peanut butter filling.
New Cookie: Lemon Ups: In addition, meet Lemon-Ups™(replacing Savannah Smiles®), a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs

For $6/box:
Girl Scout S’mores: Crunchy graham cookies with creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling.
Toffee-tastic: Rich, buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor. Gluten Free.