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Mega Drop 2023: More Than 1 Million Packages of Girl Scout Cookies Roll Into Columbus on Thursday


What: The Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland will kick off the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Season in a big way when more than a million packages of cookies roll into town for delivery. To be exact, 1,194,744 packages of cookies will be distributed to troops at the three-day “mega drop” event in Columbus, as well as at nine satellite locations across the council’s 30-county region.

Who: Girl Scout volunteers will drive through an assembly line, filling their vehicles with varieties of Girl Scout cookies to prepare their troops’ orders. These cookies will be distributed by 7,533 Girl Scouts who are participating in the program from 970 troops. 

When & Where: Two photo/video opportunities for mega drop will be held. Jessica Martin, product program director, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, will be available for media interviews.

• Thursday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. – noon. 

Guardian Relocation, 1570 Integrity Dr. East, Columbus, OH 43209

• Friday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Planes Moving & Storage, 2000 Dividend Dr, Columbus, OH 43228

Why: The Girl Scout Cookie program is one of the country’s largest girl-led businesses. Every Girl Scout Cookie purchase fuels local Girl Scouts’ adventures throughout the year: exploring what interests them, discovering their passions and taking action on issues they care about. Whether they’re using their STEM skills to solve a problem, changing a law to help their community, having a courageous outdoor experience or starting an innovative nonprofit, Girl Scouts build a better future for themselves and the world. And through the Girl Scout Cookie Program – including by earning new Cookie Business badges and using financial literacy skills – girls get a taste of being entrepreneurs and learn important online and offline business skills that set them up for success in life.

Details: There are three ways to purchase Girl Scout Cookies this season.

1) From a Girl Scout You Know

If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how she’s selling cookies, including via the Digital Cookie online platform.

2) Online

If you don’t know a Girl Scout, visit to purchase from a local Girl Scout troop online for shipment to your door or to donate cookies to the military through Operation Salute program. Please note that the shipped cookie option will not be available until February 27. 

The new Raspberry Rally™ cookie will be available for online order only beginning Feb. 27.

3) At a Cookie Booth

Beginning Feb. 9, use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (free on iOS or Android devices) to find cookie booths in your area. Cookie booths are scheduled in all 30 counties in the GSOH, with a total of 4,040 booth time slots filled at locations such as WalMart, Sam’s Club, Piada and many others.