There’s a season between winter and spring that is anticipated as much—or more—as Daylight Savings Time and warmer temperatures. That bright spot ahead is Girl Scout Cookie season! Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) will begin taking Cookie orders February 7-22. Booth Sales will be in full swing March 27-April 19.

This year, for the first time in Girl Scout history, customers will be able to order from Girl Scouts online from Feb 7 – April 13. Digital Cookie is a groundbreaking addition to the Cookie Program that complements and strengthens both traditional door-to-door sales and booth sales according to Sally Leap, GSMW CEO.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program has been teaching girls to be leaders in the world of business and finance for nearly 100 years. We intend to ensure that legacy continues in the digital age. Digital Cookie is a game-changer and a breakthrough in the evolution of the cookie program, pairing traditional sales activities with an online sales experience that teaches skills like online marketing, e-commerce and web customization, all in a digital space that puts an emphasis on learning, fun, and safety.”

Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout Cookies are, but fewer realize what girls learn from selling them. By creating a plan, interacting with customers, and working as part of a team, girls learn 5 Skills--goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics--to help them succeed in everyday life.

GSMW will be introducing two new cookie flavors, the Rah Rah Raisin and the Toffee-tastic (which is gluten free, only available at booth sales). Of course, we will continue to have Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils and Savannah Smiles.

The favorite cookie varies by region. In Montana and Wyoming last year, Thin Mint cookies won first place over the Samoa. The Samoa and Thin Mint are generally the top two cookies in the USA.  And this year marks the 40th birthday of the Samoa!

You can enjoy Girl Scout Cookies knowing all of the revenue earned from cookie activities – every penny after paying the baker – stays with the local troops and council.

GSMW membership consists of 8,377 girls and 2,720 adults with national membership at 2.8 million.  Check out Girl Scouts! To join or become a volunteer please visit www.gsmw.org or call 800-736-5243.