SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Utah’s Girl Scouts are taking their sales of Samoas, Thin Mints and Do-si-dos into the 21st century.
For the first time this spring, Girl Scouts in Utah will use a new interactive, e-commerce platform called Digital Cookie to help market and sell Girl Scout Cookies. The online platform was launched four years ago, but this is the first time Utah Girl Scouts will be using it.
The platform gives girls the opportunity to sell cookies through their own online store. The program helps girls learn financial literacy and STEM skills to help prepare them to be leaders in a high-tech world.
Girl Scouts will also be able to market their online cookie business by inviting customers they know to visit their personalized sites and sending curated emails throughout the ordering season.
Not techy savvy? Don’t fret. The Girl Scouts will still be participating in door-to-door and troop booth sales.
Utah Girl Scouts began taking Digital Cookie orders Jan. 13, with sales continuing until Mar. 25. Troop booth sales will run Mar. 16-25.
Interested finding a scout to place an order? You can use the Cookie Compass at GSUtah.org to be connected to a Girl Scout near you.
Each year, 100 percent of the net revenue from cookie sales stays with the local council and girls decide how their earnings are spent.