The 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Season Has Begun!
In the coming weeks a total of 699,720 packages of delicious Girl Scout Cookies® will be transported from the shelves of the Paul Arpin Van Lines warehouse in Warwick to customers in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, CT—kicking off the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Sale season here in southeastern New England! The distribution of cookies from the Arpin warehouse will occur on Saturday, January 19th. This is a fabulous opportunity to capture first-hand the enormity of the Girl Scout Cookie Program in our area!
Thin Mints, the most popular Girl Scout Cookie, will be sold along with Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades™, Thanks-A-Lots®, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Girl Scout S’mores™ and Shortbreads for $5 per package. But there’s more! A brand new gluten-free cookie has debuted—Caramel Chocolate Chip will be available on a limited basis for $6 per package. And this year, Girl Scouts will be able to accept credit card payments at the time of cookie delivery on any device!
Proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales remain in the local area and provide support for recruitment and training of volunteer leaders, outdoor programs and troop camping, property maintenance, and educational programs. Troops use their proceeds for trips, events, and have the option to donate to a community service project.
For the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Little Rhody Rescue will be the recipient of the Cookie Sale Community Service Project proceeds! Little Rhody Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue and quarantine facility located in Rhode Island who strive to find safe homes for underprivileged and neglected dogs. They are made up of a small group of friends who share a common love. All of their dogs are rescued from animal shelters in Tennessee that are considered to be “high kill” shelters. For more information, visit littlerhodyrescue.com.
GSSNE is also looking forward to celebrating their third annual Cookies & Cocktails celebration which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Local chefs will be creating delicious desserts using everyone's favorite treat—Girl Scout Cookies®! We have partnered with some of your favorite (or soon to be favorite) culinary geniuses to showcase our cookies "out of the box". Back 40, Castle Hill Inn, Coast Guard House, Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar and Whisk Me Away have committed to creating some magical Girl Scout Cookie concoctions sure to leave guests wanting more! The evening will be emceed by the one and only Mario Hilario WJAR—a treat in itself! For more event information, ticket purchase (early bird pricing!) and other details, visit our Cookies & Cocktails event page.
About the Girl Scout Cookie Program
The $760 million Girl Scout Cookie Program is the country’s largest girl-led business. It helps girls develop financial, leadership and life skills, including goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics, and decision making. Many successful business women today say they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies®! Local Girl Scouts will begin selling cookies at booth locations outside grocery stores and other retail locations, and booth sales generally take place through the end of March. Cookie lovers may find a nearby booth sale by downloading the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder mobile app, available on iTunes or Google Play, or at www.gssne.org.