Falls Church-area Girl Scouts will be out in force next week at local booths, peddling those cookies that everyone loves. Booth sales begin Feb. 21. Here's where you'll be able to find your Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos next week in Falls Church:
Friday, Feb. 21:
- 4-6 p.m., Giant, 7235 Arlington Blvd.
- 4-6:30 p.m., Giant, 3480 S. Jefferson St.
- 4-8 p.m., G-Street Fabrics, 6250 Arlington Blvd.
- 4-9 p.m., Max's Dry Cleaning, 6610 Arlington Blvd.
- 4-7 p.m., PetSmart, 6100 Arlington Blvd.
- 4-6:30 p.m. Safeway, 5821 Crossroads Circle
- 4-9 p.m., Safeway, 6118 Arlington Blvd.
The iconic Girl Scout Cookie sale, with all proceeds supporting local Girl Scouts, will once again offer six of the top selling cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles.
But new this year, for the first time in the DC region: Girl Scouts may accept credit card payments, they announced recently.
In an economy where fewer customers carry cash, the credit card option will make purchasing Girl Scout Cookies more convenient for customers, they said in a news release.
Teaming up with Spark Pay by Capital One, each Girl Scout troop will elect to participate. Capital One has a long-standing relationship with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, sponsoring financial literacy programs and conducting workshops for girls.
Customers who want to support Girl Scouts, but don’t want the cookies, can purchase cookies for Girl Scouts to donate as a Gift of Caring. This year, Girl Scouts have selected the Capital Area Food Bank, the USO Washington and first responders as the recipients of donated cookies.
“What girls learn in Girl Scouting are the life skills and values they will need to be successful. Where else do girls run their own business?” said Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the country where girls learn goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics that are essential to leadership and success in life.”
Girl Scout Cookies are $4 a box with all proceeds staying in the local community to support the Girl Scout operations: troop service projects, travel, activities, educational programs, volunteer training and camp maintenance. Last year, Girl Scouts sold 4.3 million boxes with $3 million in proceeds going directly to Girl Scout troops.
To find a Girl Scout Cookie booth using your smartphone dial **gscookies. The Girl Scout of the Nation’s Capital cookie sale ends March 30.
What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?