“With the new cookie and the recent launching of our 30 new badges in cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, robotics and more, we can’t wait to see what goals our girls set and achieve to enhance their experience.”

When the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season opens in southeast Louisiana next January, customers will be offered a new gluten-free cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, which joins the ranks of long-time favorites like Thin Mints and the Shortbread cookie. The chewy rich caramel, semi-sweet chocolate chip, with a hint of sea salt, will replace the Trios cookie at $5 a package, available in limited quantities. All other Girl Scout cookie varieties will remain $4 per package.

“We are excited to add a new gluten free cookie to the upcoming Girl Scout Cookie Program,” said Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Chief Customer Engagement Officer, Alisha Moore. “There are many customers here who appreciate being offered a gluten-free option.”

The 2019 Cookie Season is set for January 11 – March 10, 2019.

According to Moore, the Cookie Program fuels girls’ development of entrepreneurial and essential life skills, and the cookie earnings power amazing experiences for girl members.

“With the new cookie and the recent launching of our 30 new badges in cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, robotics and more, we can’t wait to see what goals our girls set and achieve to enhance their experience.”

The Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country, teaching girls important skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. All proceeds remain within the council’s jurisdiction, funding troop activities with the remainder helping the council to maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers, and support council initiatives.

Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves girls in grades K – 12 in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. For more information about Girl Scouts, call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.

Contributed by Girl Scouts La. East