When Does the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Start?

The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is about to begin. Find out where to buy cookies near you.

The 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Sale runs from Jan. 17 through March 3.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania partner with ABC Bakers for this annual sale. Cookies are $4 per box. 

Eight Varieties to Choose From

  • Thanks-A-Lot: Shortbread cookies dipped in fudge and topped with an embossed thank you message in one of five languages.
  • Mango Cremes (New for 2013): Vanilla and coconut cookies filled with mango-flavored crème and enhanced with fruit derived nutrients.
  • Lemonades: Shortbread cookies with lemon-flavored icing.
  • Shortbread: Girl Scout's traditional shortbread cookie.
  • Thin Mints: Crispy chocolate wafers dipped in a mint chocolate coating.
  • Peanut Butter Patties: Vanilla cookies layered with peanut butter and covered in chocolate. 
  • Caramel Delites: Vanilla cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and finished with chocolate stripes.
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich: Oatmeal cookies with peanut butter filling.

Where To Buy Cookies

Many local malls, grocery stores, and events will feature Girl Scout Cookie Booths. Enter your zip code next to the Find Cookies icon on the Girl Scout Web site to locate a cookie sale near you. 

Take a look at the list below of some cookie sales in the area. 


  • Where: Girl Scouts and troop leaders will be stationed with cookies at various participating Wawa stores across the Philadelphia area. 
  • When: Feb. 9 and 10, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Willow Grove Park Mall

  • Where: 2500 W. Moreland Road  Willow Grove, PA 19090
  • When: A Girl Scout Cookie Booth will be available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and select weekdays beginning Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. The cookie sale will run through March 3.

“What Can a Girl Do?”

“What Can a Girl Do?” it the theme for this year's cookie sale which continues its tradition of helping girls to develop essential life skills while earning proceeds for troop and council activities.

This year, Girl Scouts cookie boxes will feature brand new designs for the first time since 1999. The new boxes will highlight the five skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day which celebrates the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the world. 

Where do you usually purchase your cookies? Do you have a favorite cookie recipe or way to eat them? Let Patch know in the comments. 

Girl Scouts: If you're planning to set up a cookie table some place, add it to our calendar and let people know at the bottom of this story. Please do not add your contact information, such as email or phone number, without checking with your parents.

Michele January 18, 2013 at 02:53 PM
$4.00! Holy Moly! Have to really start thinking of it as a charitable donation rather than just 'buying a box of cookies'. The girl's individual troop gets most of the money, though, so it's a good cause. I only buy 1 or 2 boxes of these sugary treats for the family, but will always stop to buy a box of 'Cookies from Home' to send to the troops.


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