In Montana and Wyoming this time of the year, waiting can seem like it takes forever.

We're not talking about the wait for the snow to vanish, although that will tax your patience. It's the wait for this year's batch of Girl Scout cookies to go on sale. That's because the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming's cookie program starts a little later than the rest of the country. 

So while you've likely been seeing images of this year's tempting flavors in your newsfeeds for the past couple of weeks, the cookies won't go on sale here until February 3rd, with pre-orders lasting until February 19th. Cookies will be delivered in mid-to-late March.

That's because the organization "staggers" the sales across the country for a variety of reasons, and in our region, the different schedule is weather related. So the sale starts late but also lasts longer. Until February 19th in 2023. 

The good news is, Montana and Wyoming cookie fans will have a shot at all of the same favorites as in years past. That includes the new Raspberry Rally, which is described as a "thin, crispy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and dipped in chocolaty coating", which is creating a lot of exciting headlines. 

Other traditional favorites for sale this year include Thin Mints, Trefoils, Lemonades, Adventurefuls, and Carmel deLites. According to Google, Thin Mints are the most searched-for cookie in Montana (the only state where that flavor leads). Wyoming is also by itself with most buyers searching for Trefoils. 

In the two states, Girl Scouts will take pre-orders for cookies starting on February 3rd

A few years ago, Girl Scouts embarked on an ambitious effort to set up online cookie sales and that system continues to be a popular way to order the treats. For online sales, customers can order all the way through April for delivery by a Girl Scout, or you pay a little more for direct delivery. 

Cookie booths will begin selling on March 24th.

The sales programs teach the girls skills such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. All of the proceeds earned from cookie sales – every penny after paying the baker – stays with the local troops and council.

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