Girls Scouts are back in front of storefronts selling their famous cookies in Southwest Florida.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced cookie booths to close much earlier than expected last year, but Girl Scout troops will be back this year selling their cookies in front of storefronts while also trying to keep shoppers safe.
The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida saw about a 13% drop in sales last year because of the virus. This year called for a scaled-down operation of 20 booths instead of 80 or more.
Masks are now part of the Girl Scout uniform and hand sanitizer is front and center. And it’s contactless payment only.
A cookie finder on the Girl Scouts’ website lets consumers type in an address to locate the nearest booth. If you can’t find an in-person location nearby, you can still buy the coveted cookies online.