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Think Outside the Cookie Box

Inside: Delicious cookies for you
Outside: Amazing experiences for girls 

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan runs two Product Programs throughout the year: They are: Treats & Reads and Girl Scout Cookies. Last year, Girl Scout troops earned nearly $1.4 million in troop proceeds! Girl Scout troops used their troop proceeds to spend the night at the zoo, travel to Chicago, build dog shelters, paint community centers, fly in airplanes, spend the night on a naval ship, and much more. This year’s proceeds can help cover membership fees, new uniforms, and all of the great trips and experiences your Girl Scout envisions.

If you are looking for Girl Scout cookies, there are three simple ways to find them:

1. Order cookies from a girl
  • When you order cookies from a girl, you pay when your cookies are delivered.

Here's when girls are taking cookie orders near you:

Saginaw Region

  • October 4, 2019

Jackson/Kalamazoo/Lansing/Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regions

  • December 24, 2019
2. Purchase cookies at a booth

If you've ever spotted girls selling cookies outside of a grocery or home improvement store, you've seen what we call a booth sale. This is the fastest, easiest way to score a box of your favorite Thin Mints, but booths sales only happen during specific times of the year. To locate a booth sale near you, visit our Cookie Locator. If you don't see one near you, definitely Send us an email so we can hook you up with your favorite cookie varieties.

Here's when you're most likely to find booth sales near you:

Saginaw Region

  • November 8, 2019

Jackson/Kalamazoo/Lansing/Ypsilanti Regions

  • February 21, 2020
3. Buy Cookies at a Girl Scout shop

Proceeds support Girl Scout outreach in under-served areas in your community.

Once girls finish taking orders and booth sale season is well underway, we offer our remaining stock of Girl Scout cookies in our retail shops. Find a shop near you.

Here's when cookies will be available in our shops:

Saginaw Region

  • January 2020

Jackson/Kalamazoo/Lansing/Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor Regions

  • April 2020

When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for every awesome G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) in your community who sells these purpose-filled treats—SWEET!

Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant a community garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean for the travel experience of a lifetime? Go to summer camp, or earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!

That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.

What an experience! That’s why we always focus on the interaction between cookie boss and cookie fan, and not cookie parent and cookie fan—this is SO important! Enjoy your favorite cookies even more knowing you helped her do and learn amazing things.

 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our "Think Outside the Cookie Box" gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more! 

Got an awesome cookie story on your hands? Show the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story to us via email

Think Outside the Cookie Box