Troops will pick up cookies for delivery Friday in Warren


Staff report

WARREN/CANFIELD

Nearly 3 million packages of cookies will be delivered to Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) troops through March in Warren and Canfield and other cities in Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Lorain.

Girl Scouts will pick up the cookies, which will be delivered to the W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael Parish, 300 N. Broad St., Canfield.

In addition to the traditional Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Samoas and Savannah Smiles, Girl Scouts are selling two new varieties: gluten-free Toffee-tastic and an oatmeal cookie with chunks of Greek yogurt called Rah-Rah Raisin.

Girl Scouts will deliver pre-ordered cookies as soon as they receive them.

Then, beginning Friday through March 29, Girl Scout cookies also will be sold at more than 4,000 troop-run cookie booths at grocery stores, retailers and other businesses. The cost is $4 per package; except for gluten-free Toffee-tastic, which is $5 per box and is limited in quantity this pilot year.

Net proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay in Northeast Ohio and support girls’ chosen activities, community service projects and adventures at camp and beyond, said GSNEO Chief Executive Officer Jane Christyson.

People who want to support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience but can’t eat Girl Scout Cookies because of dietary restrictions, can purchase boxes of cookies to be donated to Operation: Sweet Appreciation, under which the Council’s Gift of Caring program ships to members of the military serving overseas.

To find Girl Scout Cookie booth locations, download the free Cookie Finder mobile app or visit girlscoutcookies.org, and enter your ZIP code.

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