There are few combinations more classic than milk and cookies. That's what inspired the perfect pairing between Girl Scouts of Western Washington and Darigold, who have teamed up to fuel the ambitions of young leaders in our community for the last three years.
This year, that partnership has grown to include six more Girl Scout councils across Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Utah. Why is this such a special partnership? Now through the end of March, a portion of every sale of a carton or bottle of Darigold's extended-shelf-life milk will go toward financial assistance for Girl Scouts who otherwise wouldn't have the means to participate, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within the partnering Girl Scout councils. To encourage purchases that support local Girl Scouts, Darigold is also offering special pricing on its milk products throughout March.
A trip to the grocery store and the purchase of Darigold milk takes on a whole new meaning. It's a way to make a direct impact in the community and help power leadership and development programs for young people, especially programs that amplify support for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Girl Scouts take action in their communities, engage in life-changing experiences, give back to the causes they're most passionate about, and learn essential life skills every step of the way.
Darigold and Girl Scouts of Western Washington have been collaborating on a variety of campaigns and supporting troop development in historically excluded communities – raising about $70,000 total for Girl Scout programming and scholarships. They are working together toward equitable outcomes where every Girl Scout feels they belong.
Don't forget to get Girl Scout cookies to go with your Darigold milk
Wondering about the tastiest milk and cookie combos? There are endless possibilities with regular or chocolate milk and eight varieties of cookies – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Lemon-Ups, Trefoils, S'mores, Do-Si-Dos, or gluten-free Toffee-tastics. Check out the video that explores some favorites with Girl Scout Amira to find your perfect pairing!
Where can you buy Girl Scout cookies? You won't see Girl Scouts selling cookies at in-person booths in Western Washington this year, but it's easy to order your favorite cookies online from Girl Scouts you know or at GirlScoutsWW.org/findcookies. Satisfy that cookie craving and get them shipped to you directly or get free, contact-less delivery through the Cookie Connector tool. You can even donate cookies through Operation Cookie to support our military service members. The most challenging part will be deciding which boxes of cookies you want, so why not order them all? Just make sure to pick up Darigold milk on your next grocery run!
Darigold and Girl Scouts go together like milk and cookies. By supporting this partnership and Girl Scouts, you're helping set Girl Scouts up for success to become the bold and brave leaders that will make the world a better place today and in the future. The young people who need us today are the leaders we will need tomorrow.
For more information about the partnership, go to darigold.com/milk-on-a-mission. To learn about upcoming Girl Scouts initiatives and projects, and for information about how to join or support your local Girl Scouts council, visit www.girlscoutsww.org.