The days of Girl Scouts earning badges by cheerfully selling cookies door to door are coming to an end. Well, not quite. But starting next year, Girl Scouts will also be able to sell their infamous Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs online using the Digital Cookie program, which will teach the girls online marketing and ecommerce skills. You can buy your cookies by visiting a Girl Scout’s personalized website, but Girl Scouts will still be taking in-person orders, too, using a brand-new app that allows for credit card processing and direct shipping. It’s about time the Girl Scouts entered the twenty-first century.
"Digital Cookie is a game-changer for Girl Scouts, and a quantum leap forward in the evolution of the cookie program, coupling traditional sales activities with an online sales experience that teaches skills like online marketing and ecommerce, all in a digital space that puts an emphasis on learning, fun, and safety,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of GSUSA. “If you buy Girl Scout Cookies online this year, you could be helping to prepare the next female leader of a global tech giant who changes our world forever.”
Most Girl Scout councils nationwide are participating in this new platform available for the 2015 cookie season.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi