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National Girl Scout Cookies Weekend Is Here

WHEELING — Do you want Girl Scout cookies but don’t know a Girl Scout? No problem!

The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council has launched a “Cookie Finder” feature on its website, where customers can simply go online and order cookies from the comfort of their home — without having to seek out a Girl Scout.

Previously, cookie customers would need to consult their local Girl Scout and place an order through them. But beginning this month, customers can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at BDGSC.org to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to their door or to donate cookies to military families.

“We’re excited to be able to connect our local communities and our Girl Scouts together through everyone’s favorite treat: cookies,” said Beth Casey, CEO of Girl Scouts of Black Diamond.

“This new feature provides girls with the ability to learn skills and reach their goals through new avenues — while keeping their safety top of mind.”

Cookie season has kicked off across the state and beyond, and has been going strong since January. This weekend, from Feb. 19-21, has been designated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.

The iconic Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Girl Scout S’mores, Toffee-tastics and last year’s debut cookie — Lemon-Ups — are all available online to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop.

Don’t need cookies for yourself? No problem! Consider ordering a few boxes as part of the Gift of Caring program, which are donated to military members, veterans and their families.

The Cookie Program began in 1917 as a way for troops to finance activities. Today, the program encourages girls to discover their inner leadership potential and use their earnings to create experiences for themselves and their troop — including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering and math programming.

Proceeds from the sale stay local and have led to support for animal shelters, food banks and more in communities – all while teaching girls crucial skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

However, girls’ cookie proceeds alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement — investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season.

Working in partnership with nearly 3,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council serves nearly 8,000 girls in 61 counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland.

For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council, call 1.800-756-7616 or visit the council’s website at www.bdgsc.org.

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

To support Girl Scouts, visit www.bdgsc.org/give.

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