Girl Scouts troops will start selling cookies in-person at dozens of locations in Fairfax County on Friday (Feb. 5).
For those looking to stay home, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is also offering online cookie sales, which will be delivered through the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital chapter. Online sales began on Monday (Feb. 1).
Here are the locations and schedules, according to the Girl Scouts’ cookie finder:
- Conte’s Bike Shop (1118 W. Broad Street): weekends through Feb. 27
- Lazy Mike’s Deli (7049 Leesburg Pike): Feb. 6-7
- Kids First Swim Schools (1104B W. Broad Street): Feb. 7 and Feb. 14
- Doodlehopper 4 Kids Toy Store (234 W. Broad Street): Feb. 12-13 and March 5-7
- State Theatre (220 N. Washington Street): Feb. 12 and 13
- Clare & Don’s Beach Shack (130 N Washington Street): Feb. 20
- Jason’s Deli (7505 Leesburg Pike): weekends through March 6
- H Mart (8103 Lee Hwy): this Saturday and Saturday, March 6
- Child’s Play Toys (1382 Chain Bridge Road): This Friday, followed by Saturdays through March 6
- CVS (1452 Chain Bridge Road: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 7
- Marshalls (8353 Leesburg Pike): Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 7
- Dollar Tree (264 Cedar Lane, SE): Feb. 5-7, Feb. 13-14, Feb. 19
- Bards Alley (110 Church St. NW): Feb. 6 and 20
- Lacrosse Unlimited of Vienna (209 Maple Avenue E): weekends through March 7
- Petco (225a Maple Avenue E): weekends through March 7
- Vienna Rexall Drug Center (150 Maple Ave, West): weekends through March 6
All cookie sales end March 14.
“This year we had a decrease [in in-person booths], but of course, Girl Scouts have found a way,” Tygerian Burke, the marketing and communications manager for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, said.
Buying cookies online works like this:
- Customers can type their zip code into the cookie finder and find local troops selling cookies virtually. Each time the page loads, it will feature a different virtual booth.
- When customers click the link corresponding to the troop of their choice, the link will take them to a page with a description of what the sales will go toward and directions for buying the cookies.
- The cookies can be shipped to the customer’s house or to someone else as a donation.
The Girl Scouts are also delivering cookies via GrubHub, a promotion that started in the D.C. area last Thursday (Jan. 28), Burke said. Drivers can deliver cookies to homes within a 25-minute radius of where a scout or troop is located, which in D.C. traffic, will mean varying distances, she noted.
She advised checking social media for Facebook Live promotions of GrubHub deliveries throughout the month-and-a-half of sales.
Burke said some troops within the council are setting up drive-through locations as well as signs with QR codes linking to their personalized virtual booth pages.
Girl Scouts are selling Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Tagalongs — as well as a new cookie called Lemon-Ups — for $5 a box. Two specialty cookies, S’mores and Toffee-tastics, go for $6 a box.
Image via Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital