Girl Scouts of West Central Florida launches 2020 cookie program

The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) kick off their 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season, where scouts across the region earn money to sustain their own adventures and leadership opportunities. This year, GSWCF announces two new ways to celebrate the young female leaders: a new cookie and packaging, reflecting the experiences made possible.

The new Girl Scout cookie flavor is Lemon-Ups, a crispy lemon cookie baked with eight inspiring Girl Scout messages including “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” to bring the Girl Scouts experience to life.

New packaging highlights what the Girl Scout Cookie Program is about. Updated imaging shows current scouts engaging in various Girl Scout activities like camping, space science, and designing robots. Every purchase of cookies makes these activities possible for participants.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest business in the world ran by young girls. It teaches entrepreneurship while teaching essential skills setting them up for success. Majority of previous scouts say the programs help them build their entrepreneurial skills and interest in it as a career. Proceeds from cookies stay local.

Girl Scout Cookie booths debut this year on Valentine’s Day in the GSWCF council, which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, Marion, Polk, and Sumter counties. Look out at local businesses for Girl Scout favorites Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, and Trefoils for $5 per box. Premium cookies Toffee-Tastic and S’mores are $6 per box. Cash is accepted at all booths, credit cards and checks are at select booths. Cookie sales end March 8th.

Fans can locate their nearest Girl Scout Cookie booth by downloading the Girl Scout Cookie Locator, free via iPhone or Android. You can also search for a booth by visiting Girl Scout Cookie Time.

GSWCF offers the Gift of Caring and Hometown Heroes Programs to those who want to support but don’t want to purchase cookies. Donations to those programs benefit US Military Troops and local organizations.

Cookie customers can get involved with the “4 for More” promotion, where people who pay for 4 or more boxes have the choice of entering a random drawing. Winners receive 3 cases of their favorite cookie and 3 cases to share by donating to either the Gift of Caring or Hometown Hero programs.

For more info about the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida cookie program, visit Girl Scout Cookie Time.