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Girl Scout Cookies at Goodwill

Our partnership with Girl Scouts River Valleys stretches back for decades.

Girl Scout Cookies at Goodwill

2019-02-12 15:00:00

Campfire Girl Jo Bryan, Girl Scout Beverly Keene, Boy Scout Tom Hedlund Jr. during a 1959 Goodwill drive

Goodwill customers, you’re in for a treat.

Girl Scouts will sell cookies at select Goodwill stores from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays starting February 16, 2019 through March 23, 2019. This includes all our traditional stores with a few exceptions — Alexandria, Faribault, St. Cloud and Willmar won’t have troops present. (Sorry, friends! It’s not personal — you’re just not in Girl Scouts River Valleys’ service region.)

Hosting cookie booths at Goodwill stores is the only most recent iteration of a partnership that goes back decades. During GESMN's seasonal donation drives, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls and Boy Scouts used to go door-to-door to distribute Goodwill bags to thousands of Twin Cities homes. With help from generations of Girl Scouts, GESMN has served more than 600,000 people in the last century. We love collaborating with them today and giving our shoppers the chance to support two local organizations dedicated to unlocking their participants' potential.

Please note: Girl Scouts troops manage their own boothing schedules, and in rare instances must make last-minute cancellations. If you’re making a special Goodwill trip for cookies, we recommend calling your local store ahead of time.

Scouts Timothy Power, Patricia Hevenor and Becky Knapp went on KSTP to urge people to donate during Goodwill's 1955 fall drive.

Starting in the '40s, Boy Scouts could earn Good Turn badges by participating in GESMN donation drives. Girl Scouts joined in the '50s.

Girl Scouts distribute Goodwill collection cards.

Campfire Girl Carol Lynn Schnaith, Girl Scout Jean Hoke and Boy Scout John Swesey took part in the Nov. 7, 1953 Goodwill clothing curb pickup.

Girl Scouts pose with collection cards and a Goodwill bag used to gather donations.