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It’s Girl Scout Cookie season again, and something new – and empowering – has been added

Girl Scouts Maggie Moore, 10, left, and Rachel Gray, 11, of Troop 4016, chat with a customer while selling Girl Scout cookies on Jan. 11, 2020, at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts in Rocky Mount, N.C. Girl Scout councils in other parts of the country have already finished their sale, but the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho have not started theirs due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Alan Campbell / Associated Press)
Girl Scouts Maggie Moore, 10, left, and Rachel Gray, 11, of Troop 4016, chat with a customer while selling Girl Scout cookies on Jan. 11, 2020, at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts in Rocky Mount, N.C. Girl Scout councils in other parts of the country have already finished their sale, but the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho have not started theirs due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Alan Campbell / Associated Press)
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A new flavor and new messaging join the old standards hawked at tables outside grocery stores as a new Girl Scout Cookie season starts.

Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, yeah, yeah, yeah, you know about those.

What’s new? Lemon-Ups, what’s on Lemon-Ups and the packaging around Lemon-Ups (and Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas and Tagalongs).

First, the Lemon-Up cookie itself, soft on top but given crunchiness with a smooth, iced bottom. The softness on top contrasts with the messages encouraging going forth and conquering such as “I am gutsy,” “I am strong,” and “I am a risk-taker.”

The Girl Scouts say the messages are “inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs” and are “phases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life.”

Lemon-Ups packaging includes girls in hard hats and eye guards handling a solar panel outside a house. Each refashioned pack shows some activity available through Girl Scouts – camping, canoeing, creating media content, etc.

Girl Scout cookies sell for $5 or $6 a box, depending on variety. Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will start taking orders Feb. 14. Booths will open March 27. For more information, visit gsewni.org.

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