Girl Scout cookie sales underway in Jackson County


The new year brings a new Girl Scout cookie.

On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of the USA plans to announce a new lemon cookie to the lineup.

Lemon-Ups is described as a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. It replaces Savannah Smiles, which was retired last year.

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The new cookie along with Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints are $5 per box, while Girl Scouts S’mores and Toffee-Tastic are $6 per box. Toffee-Tastic is a gluten-free cookie.

Local Girl Scouts have set up online pages for people to order cookies. Sales officially started Jan. 1.

There are six troops with a total of 105 girls selling cookies throughout Jackson County, including five in Seymour and a new troop in Medora, said Chealsy Parr, service unit manager for Jackson County Girl Scouts and leader of Troop 135.

In February and March, Jackson County Girl Scouts will continue the tradition of selling cookies at booths at local businesses, including Walmart Supercenter, The Brooklyn Pizza Co. and Racin’ Mason Pizza and Fun Zone, and in downtown Seymour.

Parr said cookies are expected to arrive in Jackson County around Feb. 22. Once they are here, dates and times for cookie booth sales will be announced.

“Through the sales of Girl Scout cookies, our community helps to empower girls in the area by funding ways for them to explore the great outdoors, seek adventure, learn a multitude of skills, complete service projects in our local community, provide for those most in need and become part of a sisterhood,” she said. “Girl Scouts focuses on building girls of courage, confidence and character.”

Each Girl Scout sets a goal for presales. The net proceeds from cookie sales is retained by the originating council and troop to allow members to do community projects and fun activities.

The Jackson County troops are a part of Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, which includes 14,000 girl and adult members in 64 counties in western Kentucky and southern Indiana, according to a news release from the council.

Nationally, there are more than 2.6 million people involved — 1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults.

On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low organized the first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, the organization has honored her vision and legacy by building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts offers girls a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success through a diverse range of experiences, including camping, canoeing, exploring space science, designing robots, improving their communities and more.

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Girl Scout cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout.

To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit

For information about Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, which includes the six troops in Jackson County, visit


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