Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Program Just In Time For Christmas

Northern Illinois — Local Girl Scouts will kick-off the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program earlier than usual this year with online sales beginning December 17! Digital Cookie 5.0 allows girls to take electronic orders for cookies. Customers have the ability to order and pay for cookies online and have the option to have the cookies shipped directly to them (shipping charges apply), have the Girl Scout deliver the cookies to them, or donate cookies (with no additional handling fees).

If customers would like to have Girl Scout Cookies for holiday gift-giving (or for themselves!), they should tell the Girl Scout in their lives to send them an email from their personalized website as soon as possible! Don’t know a Girl Scout? Email to be connected to a local entrepreneur who would love to add you to her customer list!

Digital Cookie 5.0 is an innovative and educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online. Now in its fifth year, Digital Cookie brings Girl Scout programming into the future by providing girls with invaluable business and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills that prepare them for next century leadership.

Local Girl Scouts will also take cookie orders in-person (and online) from January 4–27, 2019. The cookie lineup features refreshing Thin Mints, caramel-y Samoas, peanut butter-stuffed Tagalongs, crunchy Do-si-dos, buttery Trefoils, zesty lemon Savannah Smiles, sweet S’mores, and toffee-chipped Toffee-tastics (gluten free, too!). Cookies are on sale for $5 per box!


During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ sets out to sell delicious cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills imperative for leadership and future success. All of the net revenue raised—100 percent of it—stays within the northern Illinois area.

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois uses cookie earnings to power amazing experiences for girls through their programming, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. Skills girls learn in the cookie program also influence later success as data shows more than half (57 percent) of Girl Scout alumnae in business say the cookie program was beneficial to skills they possess today, such as money management, goal-setting, and public speaking.

Wondering Why Girl Scouts?
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We believe every girl can change the world. With us, Girl Scouts develop the independence and confidence to guide their own lives and build a better world. We put girls in the driver’s seat and encourage them to customize their own experience. With programs focused on the outdoors, career and interest exploration, travel and global community, and practical life skills, in addition to community service projects, every girl has the opportunity to unlock her full potential and be amazing!

We serve 16 counties including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit or call 844-GSNI-4-ME (844-476-4463).

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