Girl Scouts sell cookies as a winter storm moves in on February 8, 2013 in New York City
Girl Scouts selling cookies in New York City.John Moore/Getty Images
  • The 2022 Girl Scout cookie season is almost here.
  • Cookie enthusiasts can use Girl Scout's Cookie Finder tool to find available treats for purchase in their neighborhoods. 
  • This year, Girl Scouts announced a new "brownie-inspired" cookie with caramel crème and sea salt.

Brace yourselves, Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts, the sweetest time of year is almost here.

Girls Scouts is preparing for its 2022 cookie-selling season with its Cookie Finder, a tool that allows users to search for nearby boxes of Thin Mints or Samoas by typing in their zip code to find availability. The Cookie Finder is also available to download as a mobile app, where users can find cookies and place orders online to be sent directly to their homes.

Although Girls Scouts hasn't officially announced the start date for the season, last year it kicked off on February 1, according to a press release, though exact timing can vary by location.

Per tradition, Girl Scouts will release a new cookie this year. Titled Adventurefuls, the Girls Scouts website describes them as "brownie-inspired cookies topped with caramel flavored crème with a hint of sea salt." Classic favorites including Tagalongs and Trefoils, as well as newer additions like Girl Scout S'mores and Lemonades, will also still be available for sale. 

In 2021, Girl Scouts debuted a variety of new initiatives to help sell and deliver cookies during the pandemic, including online ordering and delivery with Grubhub.

"From running virtual cookie booths on social media to setting up drive-through locations to facilitating orders that ship directly to customers' doors, girls as young as five years old are continuing to embrace their entrepreneurial spirits, stay connected to their communities, and have fun by participating in the cookie program," Girl Scouts of the USA said in a statement last year. 

Still, the pandemic ultimately hindered cookie sales, leaving Girl Scouts with 15 million boxes of unsold cookies in 2021, Insider reported. Kelly Parisi, a spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of the USA, told the Associated Press in June 2021 that the drop in sales was expected given the lack of face-to-face selling. 

"This is unfortunate, but given this is a girl-driven program and the majority of cookies are sold in-person, it was to be expected," Parisi said. 


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