Girl Scouts Louisiana East to Begin Direct Cookie Sales on March 3

Published 3:34 am Saturday, February 25, 2023

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GONZALES  – After a successful start to the annual Girl Scout Cookie season, Girl Scouts Louisiana East will kick off direct sales of cookies on March 3. Direct, or booth, sales will run for three weekends in March ending March 19 as Girl Scouts and their troops continue to rally their communities to support the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls.

“We have had a great start to the 2023 Cookie season,” said Rebecca Pennington, CEO of Girl Scouts Louisiana East. “Our Girl Scouts have been hard at work since January 20, and they are excited to begin the direct sales portion of the program which will continue to empower them with the business skills needed to succeed in the world as they continue to grow and learn.”

Girl Scout cookies ordered during the pre-order window in January and early February will be delivered the weekend of February 25 and 26 during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Mega Drop weekend. Girl Scouts will then deliver cookies to those who pre-ordered at that time while beginning direct sales. If you know a Girl Scout, ask how they are selling cookies via the Smart Cookie® online platform for direct shipment or local delivery. Consumers can enter their zip code to purchase cookies online from a local troop for direct shipment or donation to local causes. Consumers can also visit the cookie finder at to locate a local booth to purchase cookies.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls. Girl Scouts’ newly updated Financial Literacy badges offer entrepreneurial playbooks for every age level. From the Cookie Goal Setter badge earned as a Daisy to the Entrepreneur Accelerator for girls in high school, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls financial literacy, planning, budgeting, teamwork, innovative thinking, and confident decision making.

How to Purchase Girl Scout Cookies This Year

  • If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies in ways that meet local and state safety protocols.
  • You can also text COOKIES to 59618 to be among the first to receive information about Girl Scout Cookies and to find out about other exciting Girl Scout news. Learn more about the Terms and Conditions and the SMS Privacy Policy.
  • Visit the Girl Scout Cookie Finder online to find a booth near you, to purchase cookies for direct shipment to your home, or to donate cookies to local causes.
  • Use the Cookie Finder at purchase cookies at a booth near you starting March 3. Girl Scout Cookie season in southeast Louisiana began January 20 and ends March 19.

Girl Scouts in grades K–12 can start their journey to fun, friendship, and new experiences by joining the world’s largest entrepreneurial organization for girls at any point in the year. Girls can join and adults can become volunteers at .