In honor of its 100th anniversary this year, the Girl Scouts have introduced a new cookie to its annual offerings: "Savannah Smiles." The cookie, described as zesty and lemony, takes its name from the birthplace of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.
Girl Scouts in Northern Virginia began their annual door-to-door sales of Girl Scout cookies recently and will start cookie booth sales on Friday, Feb. 24.
Each box of cookies sells for $4 and troops typically keep 65 cents to 70 cents per box; the rest goes to regional programs, training, camping and more. For door-to-door sales, money is collected upon delivery (except for "Gift of Caring" orders, which can be paid for when ordered, since no delivery is involved).
Girl Scouts in Northern Virginia usually hold cookie booth sales in strategic spots outside grocery stores and other areas that see a lot of pedestrian traffic. Booth sales will continue through March 25.
Want to find a cookie booth sale near you? Just go here to the Cookie Booth Locator, and plug in your ZIP code!