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Girl Scout cookie season now underway

Posted: 9:04 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 21:04:06-05

It is that time of year when young female entrepreneurs converge on doorsteps and storefronts across the United States to sell sweet baked goods.

Wednesday marks the start of Girl Scout cookie season, and in addition to the classics, Girl Scouts will also be selling a new cookie flavor.

The new cookie is caramel chocolate chip. According to Girl Scouts of America, it consists of caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in a chewy, gluten-free cookie. It is the first new cookie unveiled by the Girl Scouts since 2015.

The number of cookie offerings from the Girl Scouts is now up to 12.

Cookie prices vary nationally as proceeds stay with local scout groups.

"Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, cookie customers help fund life-changing Girl Scout experiences while building the next generation of female entrepreneurs," said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. "And because all Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local to power year-round troop projects and activities, when you buy Girl Scout Cookies you are making an investment in girls and in your local community.

Although there is not a direct online ordering option, individual scouts and their groups can offer their supply through the Girl Scouts’ digital cookie program. For more info, click here .