Girl Scout Cookie Season Bigger Than Ever

Local Season Extended to Seven Full Weeks, Will Take Place Jan. 16 to Mar. 5, 2023

Each year, Girl Scouts in Arizona participate in the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program. And this year it is not only bigger and better than ever, but longer as well. For the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC), the local cookie season will take place for seven full weeks from Jan. 16 to Mar. 5, 2023.

“As in years past, all Girl Scout Cookie proceeds stay local to help girls fund impactful projects to benefit the community; embark on amazing girl-led troop adventures; provide programs in STEM, the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship; maintain and improve four camp properties; and provide financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls,” says Mary Mitchell, co-CEO of GSACPC.

“We extended our cookie season by one week to support girls interested in selling our new, limited-edition Raspberry Rally cookie, as Feb. 27 is the earliest date the flavor will be available for shipping from our baker. Now our community has more time to support girls and stock up on their favorite cookie flavors,” says Christina Spicer, co-CEO of GSACPC.

In addition to the extended sale dates, here is a snapshot of everything as it relates to the 2023 cookie season across Central and Northern Arizona:

NEW Raspberry Rally

GSACPC and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are pleased to announce that a new cookie – Raspberry Rally – will join the nationwide lineup for the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program. A thin, crispy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and dipped in a delicious chocolaty coating, this must-have new cookie is first in the Girl Scout Cookie lineup to be exclusively offered for online direct shipment only while supplies last, enhancing girls’ e-commerce sales and entrepreneurial skills. Please note this cookie will only be sold online from Feb. 27 to Mar. 5 while supplies last.

NEW Financial Literacy Badges

Girl Scouts’ newly updated Financial Literacy badges offer entrepreneurial playbooks for every age level. From the Cookie Goal Setter badge earned as a Daisy to the Entrepreneur Accelerator for girls in high school, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls financial literacy, planning, budgeting, teamwork, innovative thinking, and confident decision making.

Cookie CEO Fast Pitch and NEW Cookie Kick-off Block Party – Jan. 21

Valley CEOs are preparing Girl Scout entrepreneurs for a successful cookie season at the Cookie CEO Fast Pitch on Jan. 21. During this event, local CEOs/executives will guide Girl Scout Juniors, Seniors, and Ambassadors and help sharpen their communication skills, sales pitches, and give them sound business advice and tips to unleash their inner CEO.  After the Cookie CEO Fast Pitch, GSACPC will join State Forty Eight for a block party at their Chandler location featuring local entrepreneurs, food vendors, and of course Girl Scout cookie booths.

Girl Scout Cookie Night, Devin Booker Bus and Patch Reveal with the Phoenix Suns – Jan. 22

On Jan. 22, hundreds of Girl Scouts will descend upon Footprint Center to collectively cheer on the Phoenix Suns in their showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies. Beyond that, as the game comes to a close, dozens of Girl Scouts will take over the plaza outside Footprint Center to sell cookies as well as REVEAL their new Girl Scout Devin Booker Bus.  Even better? This year the local Girl Scouts have created a custom patch to commemorate the partnership, which will also be unveiled during the event as well.

“The minibus, made possible by a Devin Booker Starting Five $100,000 grant, will be used to transport girls to and from educational and character-building activities and experiences. Due to vandalism and theft of its prior vehicle, GSACPC had no way to transport girls to programs and events. The lack of transportation often meant that girls would not have an opportunity to participate in activities,” says Mitchell.

Bring Home the Cookies 5K Run/Walk – Feb. 25

Join GSACPC and State Forty Eight Foundation, for the second Bring Home the Cookies 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 25 at Westgate in Glendale. The family-friendly event, open to Girl Scout families, competitive runners, walkers, and the community at large, will start and finish at Westgate and feature music, food, and cookie booths. All registered participants will receive a Girl Scout goodie bag with a State Forty Eight branded 5K shirt, a package of Girl Scout Cookies, a medal, and more!

To register for the 5K, visit and for more information on the local Girl Scout Cookie Season, visit