Starting this week through Feb. 27, Central Texans will snatch up more than 2 million boxes of cookies from about 10,000 Girl Scouts across 46 counties. The proceeds from those sales, which last year totaled $8.6 million, will support the programming, training and activities of hundreds of local troops.
This year, you can buy traditional favorites Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils, as well as a lemon cookie called Savannah Smiles and two new flavors: Rah-Rah Raisins, an oatmeal raisin cookie with Greek yogurt-flavored chunks that we tried in this week’s Austin360 Taste Test video (below), and a new gluten-free cookie called Toffee-tastic.
Each box costs $4, and unlike other parts of the country, where online ordering is available for the first time this year, the cookies sold from Girl Scouts of Central Texas will have to be purchased directly from Girls Scouts.
If you’re trying to avoid eating sweets but want to support the Scouts anyway, you can purchase a “Hero Box” that will be donated to members of the military or a charitable organization of the troop’s choice.
You can find booth locations and more about where the money goes at gsctx.org.