NEWTOWN >> Two Drive Thru Girl Scout Cookie Booths will take place this weekend in Richboro and Newtown.
Richboro’s first ever drive-thru booth takes place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Free Library of Northampton Township Parking Lot, 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro.
Customers can also purchase cookies at the drive-thru for delivery to the U.S. Armed Forces.
In addition, the 4th Annual Newtown Drive-Thru Girl Scout Cookie Booth takes place on Saturday, Feb. 2 and Sunday, Feb. 3 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Rothman Institute Parking Lot, 2700 South Eagle Road, Newtown. The booth is organized by Service Unit 620.
“After our phenomenal success last year, we're very excited to again bring our Juniors, Cadettes and older girls together to create a unique cookie buying experience for our community,” said organizers.
Customers can also purchase cookies at the drive-thru for donation to the U.S. Armed Forces.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming.
Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.
And the cookie program’s benefits are many, according to Girl Scouts USA.
A recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that two out of three girls who participate in the program learn five crucial skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics — while doing incredible things for themselves and their communities.
The proceeds stay local, meaning that when consumers purchase the cookies that come from a registered Girl Scout only, they’re giving back to their wider community.
“Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, cookie customers help fund life-changing Girl Scout experiences while building the next generation of female entrepreneurs,” said Girl Scouts USA 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. As a cookie entrepreneur, I learned about being self-confident, enterprising, and persistent, and how to create opportunity by setting goals, creating budgets, cultivating customers, and making business decisions. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls build the essential skills they need to become our future business leaders.”
This year the Girl Scouts are celebrating a tasty new way to support young female entrepreneurs with a new cookie joining the 2019 lineup: Caramel Chocolate Chip, featuring rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy, gluten-free cookie. It joins the Toffee-tastic cookie, introduced in 2015, a rich, buttery gluten-free cookie with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits. Each gluten-free variety is offered in select Girl Scout council markets only for as long as supplies last.