For six weeks each year, the Girl Scouts of Arizona participate in the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world: the Girl Scouts Program. This year, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine (GSACPC) cookie season will be held from January 17 to February 27, 2022. As last year, all Girl Scout proceeds remain local to help girls fund impactful projects that benefit the community. Embark on amazing adventures of troops led by girls; Offer programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), the outdoors, life skills, and entrepreneurship; maintenance and improvement of four camp properties; and financial assistance that makes the Girl Scouts movement accessible and affordable to all girls.
“As we continue to find our new normal and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many female entrepreneurs will be using digital sales in their upcoming Cookie Program. Cookie Entrepreneurs plan a safe and fun season by signing up for in-person sales and/or or digital through Digital Cookies, the Girl Scout e-commerce platform available to every girl to build and manage their own website,” says Mary Mitchell, Interim Director – CEO of GSACPC.
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The girls will also provide socially distancing and contactless options and apply CDC recommended precautions such as wearing a face mask, advising customers to pay by card, and applying hand sanitizer between purchases. The goal is to provide a safe experience for Girl Scout Cookie customers and sellers and to create a successful sale for Local Girls members.
“The Girl Scout Cookie is more than just selling. It provides girls with the skills they need to be successful women. Girl Scouts learn to invest in themselves, their forces, and their community. Encouraging girls’ interest in entrepreneurship prepares them for any and all,” says Christina Spicer, interim co-CEO of GSACPC. A future career path.” The qualities that lead to successful entrepreneurship, such as curiosity, confidence, and innovation, are essential to all kinds of academic and career success. There aren’t many organizations that help girls learn basic entrepreneurial skills—Girl Scouts do!”
Bigger and better than ever, here’s a sneak peek at everything you need to know for cookie season 2022, from a new cookie, our first ever family-friendly 5km, and the Girl Scouts cookie challenge back after a year-long vacation amid COVID-19. :
GSACPC Cookie Assortment
• the new!! Adventurers: Brownie inspired biscuits with caramel flavored cream and a pinch of sea salt. 5 dollars
• Lemonade: Baked crunchy lemon cookies with inspirational messages. 5 dollars
• Delicate mint: Mint flavor with delicious chocolate layer. vegetarian. 5 dollars
• Tagalong: Layers of peanut butter covered in rich chocolate. 5 dollars
• Samoa: Caramel and toasted biscuit covered with coconut. 5 dollars
• Three papers: Delicious shortbread cookies. 5 dollars
• do it: Crispy and crunchy oatmeal on the outside and creamy peanut butter on the inside. 5 dollars
• Girl Scout S’mores: Crunchy graham sandwich biscuits with creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling. 6 dollars
• Toffee candy: Buttermilk (and gluten-free) cookies with sweet, crunchy golden toffee pieces. 6 dollars
Cookie CEO Quick Presentation – January 22nd
Valley CEOs train female Girl Scout entrepreneurs at Cookie’s CEO Quick Presentation Jan. 22 During the event, local CEOs/CEOs will mentor Young and Senior Girl Scouts, ambassadors and help hone their communication skills, sales presentations, Giving them sound business tips and advice.
“Participating girls will present a cookie sales presentation to one of the local CEOs or corporate executives present. In return, they will get feedback on their pitch and develop confidence in their one-on-one coaching sessions,” Spicer said. that they have learned and make their best presentation to the mentors. If the CEO was sold off the field, they would buy up to $500 in cookies.”
Girl Scouts Night and the Booker Bus reveal with the Phoenix Suns – January 30
On January 30 before the Phoenix Suns face the San Antonio Spurs at 6 p.m., for the first time ever, the local Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at four cookie kiosks outside the footprint center. And the cookie booths are just the beginning. About 400 Girl Scouts will descend on the footprint center to attend the game, and the local Girl Scouts will unveil the Devin Booker Start Five Grant-funded minibus as well.
“The $100,000 grant, announced in mid-October, was used to replace the minibus used to transport girls to and from educational and character-building activities and experiences,” Spicer says. “Because of vandalism and car theft, the GSACPC had no way to transport the girls to programs and events. A lack of transportation often meant that girls would not have the opportunity to participate in activities.”
The Girl Scout Cookie Challenge is back – from February 1 to 28
The Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge is back for its eighth year! After taking a breather in February 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GSACPC is pleased to present the return of the Challenge which will take place on February 1-28, 2022.
Twenty esteemed chefs from places throughout Central and Northern Arizona will participate in a friendly contest this year to create a winning dessert with one of these Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mint, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils or Lemon-Ups.
“Participating chefs will use their culinary ingenuity to reimagine these classic Girl Scout cookies and turn them into a delicious dessert and feature on their menus for the entire month of February. A portion of the proceeds will support the Girl Scouts movement in Arizona,” says Mitchell.
This year’s returning competitors are:
• Aioli Gourmet Burgers in Phoenix
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• Lovecraft in Phoenix
• Lumberyard Brewing Company in Flagstaff
• Installed canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale Troon North
• Roscony’s American Kitchen
• Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant in Chandler
• ZuZu at the Valley Ho Hotel in Scottsdale
The competitors for the first time this year are:
• Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff
• Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails at Palomar Hotel in Phoenix
• Cocktails and Artisan Cuisine in Scottsdale
• Jordi at Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix
• Grand Canyon Brewing + Distillery in Flagstaff
• Nook Kitchen in Phoenix
• Oak on the Camelback in Phoenix (formerly St. Francis)
• Shift in Flagstaff
• Tarbell’s in Phoenix
• County Seat in Prescott
• Italian Daughter in North Scottsdale
• Make’s Brasserie in Scottsdale
Visit www.girlscoutsaz.org/dessertchallenge for a full list of participating restaurants and desserts and to vote.
the new! Bring Cookies 5K Run / Walk – February 26
Join the GSACPC and the State Forty Eight Foundation for the first time ever for a 5K Cookie Run/Walk on February 26 in Tempe. The family-friendly event, which is open to Girl Scouts families, competitive runners and the community at large, will begin and end at Sun Devil Stadium and will include music, food and cookie booths. All registered participants will receive a Girl Scout Gift Bag with a branded State Forty Eight 5K shirt, a package of Girl Scout Cookies, a medal, and more!
Visit www.bringhomethecookies5k.com to register today!
Sales of personal and non-contact cookies
“As our nation continues to adapt to life with COVID-19, girls are still encouraged to expand their efforts to safely web with online-only or online and in-person selling options,” says Cherina Harvey, Product Program Manager at GSACPC.
Selling options for girls this year include:
Digital cookie: Through this A digital selling platform, the girls are building a customized website so they can invite friends and family to buy cookies, with the option to have the cookies delivered in person or have them shipped directly to their homes. Girls can also use the Digital Cookie Mobile App to accept credit card payments on the go from customers. Digital cookies also provide lessons on online marketing, application use, and e-commerce to Girl Scouts, by creating their own cookie website and managing their virtual sales.
Drive-through kiosks: Local Girl Scouts have the option of coordinating command booths, with cashless transactions in high demand. Driving booths will be in the car parks that allow plenty of distance and space for girls and their parents. Cars will have the opportunity to pull to the front of the queue, issue their orders, and have a no-contact or no-contact option as close to picking up their cookies as in a traditional kiosk. There will be parents stationed at each of these kiosks with sanitizing products to help the girls ensure maximum safety and monitor the transfer of cookies to the cars.
booths: As permitted and with CDC-recommended guidelines, including mask-wearing and social distancing, the girls will set up a temporary “shop” in front of local businesses that provide socially distant options for customers to purchase cookies. This year’s booth locations include old backers of Fry’s Food Stores, Bashas’ Family of Stores, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Sonic and other retailers and small businesses.
“Over the years, community partners like Pasha and Fry have been game-changers for us and our local Girl Scouts,” Harvey says. “We are incredibly grateful to all our retail partners young and old, who are helping our girls sell them simply by sharing their space and supporting them. We also like to acknowledge that due to partners like Bachas, our girls in the Navajo Nation and Hopi Lands also get the opportunity to reach new clients Cookies are safe in the most rural areas of our jurisdiction.”
visit girlscoutsaz.org/cookiefinder And use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a cookie kiosk near you. It’s simple – just enter your zip code and choose from a list of nearby locations. If you need access to a cookie finder on the go, download the free Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on your iOS or Android mobile device from Google Play or the Apple Store.