Remember last January, when the Girl Scouts announced that 2020 would be the last year for Thanks-A-Lot cookies?
In hindsight, that seems like a sign that the year was going to be about big change.
Now, the Girl Scouts have announced the new cookie: Toast Yay!, a French-toast-inspired cookie dipped in icing.
The new cookie and old favorites such as Thin Mints and Caramel deLites are on sale digitally to keep sellers and buyers safe during the COVID pandemic.
This year, the Scouts are adapting sales methods that include contact-free pickup and delivery orders through a new national collaboration with Grubhub at GrubHub.com and the Grubhub app. Grubhub ordering will be available March 10 to 28 in western New York.
Online cookie ordering is also available, including through Girl Scouts of Western New York at www.gswny.org and girlscoutcookies.org. Enter a zip code in the “Cookie Finder” to find a local troop from which to purchase from. Sales will be taken through March 28.
In Livingston County, cookies may also be ordered by calling (585) 226-6434.
A Girl Scout cookie booth sale is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Ice Cream Island, 130 Village Plaza, Dansville, according to girlscoutcookiesorg.
Booth sales are also scheduled at the Warsaw Walmart, 2348 State Route 19 N in Warsaw. Dates and times are March 6 from noon to 4 p.m., March 7, 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and March 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
And this year, according to Girlscouts.org, cookie season kicked off Jan. 1 with the first deliveries coming at the end of January. If you know a Girl Scout in your area, ask about buying online.
There’s also a Smart Cookies Mobile App that Scouts can use to sell cookies and track progress.