Girl Scout Cookies are Coming to DoorDash — and to Booths Around Pittsburgh

The partnership with DoorDash is part of a hybrid model of delivery for the Girl Scouts, who have had to get creative with sales during the coronavirus pandemic.
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PHOTOS: GIRL SCOUTS

Good news for your sweet tooth — Girl Scout cookie season is officially here. 

Fan favorites include Samosas, Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and more. This year, the Girl Scouts across the country are also introducing Adventurefuls, a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored creme and a hint of sea salt. 

Sales officially started in mid-January, but you’ll start to see booths popping up around the area starting later this month.

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania will have a table at the East Carson Street Goodwill on Pittsburgh’s South Side on Feb. 26, Feb. 27 and March 5; the Virginia Avenue Shop ’n Save on Mount Washington on Feb. 27, March 5, March 6, March 12 and March 13; and in the parking lot of St. Bonaventure on Mount Royal Boulevard in Glenshaw on Feb. 26, Feb 27, March 5, March 12, March 13, March 19 and March 20. For a complete list of local cookie booths near you, enter your zip code and check the website.

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ADVENTUREFULS COOKIES

“In 2021, Girl Scouts created new ways to be successful in their cookie businesses so they could continue to use their cookie funds to power experiences like camp, troop activities and service projects in their communities,” said interim GSUSA CEO Judith Batty in a press release. “We are inspired by the resilience and ingenuity of Girl Scouts and cannot wait to see the girl-led innovations in the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Program. You may see cookies, but we see leadership and adventure in each box.”

For the past two cookie seasons, Girl Scouts have had to be resourceful and adaptive; the ongoing pandemic has spawned virtual cookie booths and drive-thru contactless cookie stands, as well as the introduction of an innovative hybrid model this year that includes in-person booths and a partnership with the delivery service DoorDash.

“A new national collaboration with DoorDash, the on-demand delivery platform, ensures girls remain at the center of innovation as they offer consumers the option to order cookies on-demand,” reads a press release. 

As part of the entrepreneurial experience, local Girl Scouts will track and fill orders, manage inventory and more, while partnering with DoorDash’s technology and team. You can order through DoorDash.com or the DoorDash app.

As always, all proceeds benefit Girl Scout troops and the local councils.

“As a Girl Scout Cookie lover myself, I am so excited to welcome Girl Scouts of the USA to our platform, providing a fast and convenient option for customers to access beloved Girl Scout Cookies on-demand, while empowering Girl Scouts to meaningfully grow their cookie businesses,” said Shanna Prevé, DoorDash’s vice president of strategic partnerships and business development, in a statement. 

She added, “Through this collaboration, we aim to provide access and opportunity for Girl Scouts, while providing their neighborhoods with safe, efficient and enjoyable ways to support their local troops.”

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