The Girl Scouts have introduced a new cookie for the upcoming cookie season.
Caramel Chocolate Chip will join the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season lineup as a gluten-free offering, according to a press release.
The largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is proven to help girl participants develop five essential life and business skills, according to the release. A recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that 85 percent of girls surveyed learned how to set goals and meet deadlines, 88 percent became effective decision-makers, 88 percent learned to manage money, 85 percent gained people skills, and 94 percent learned business ethics.
“The Girl Scout cookie booths are a long-cherished tradition that not only provide the world with delicious cookies, but also teach girls critical skills in financial literacy, teamwork, creativity, and customer interaction,” said Kelly Griffin, product sales director, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, via the release. “Above all, this program is self-sustaining, as the proceeds are reinvested back into the Girls, their communities, and their futures as the leaders and businesswomen of tomorrow.”
Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines will offer the gluten-free Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie, which joins classics like the Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, and Shortbread varieties, according to the release. Caramel Chocolate Chip features rich caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a hint of sea salt in a chewy cookie. The new cookie is offered only in select Girl Scout council markets for as long as supplies last, and it can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. Gluten-free cookies may be priced higher than other Girl Scout Cookies, reflecting the cost of production.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and find out when Girl Scouts will be selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. For more information about Girl Scouts, including how to join or volunteer, visit www.girlscouts.org/join