A white plate of Girl Scout cookies on turquoise blue background.
Girl Scout cookies now include vegan and gluten-free options. Credit: Courtesy photo

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast will be on the patio at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) selling their famous cookies, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on selected weekends, Feb. 12-March 12. SBMM is at 113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190.

There is an array of flavors to choose from, including old favorites like Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and Shortbread (Trefoils), as well as newer varieties like last year’s Adventurefuls, and this year’s Raspberry Rally (available online only).

The Girl Scout cookie lineup now also includes vegan and gluten-free flavors.

Cookie sales is one of Girl Scouting’s oldest and most iconic traditions, said Michele Lofte, director of product programs for the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast.

It is also the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls, she said.

“The Girl Scout Cookie program fuels local Girl Scouts’ adventures throughout the year: exploring what interests them, discovering their passions, and taking action on issues they care about,” said Tammie Helmuth, CEO for the Central Coast area.

“The museum can be a part of that for them. Having a Girl Scout cookie booth here is a great fit,” she said.

Every cookie purchase supports the girls’ ability to learn, grow, and thrive through all of life’s adventures. All proceeds from sales at SBMM will stay local to help fund girl-led programs, experiences and learning.

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast serves some 5,700 girls across six counties. Girls participate in troops, individual projects, council events, day camps, and resident camps.

A variety of leadership, outdoor skills; and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-based programs and events provide girls with opportunities to learn and explore.

To join or volunteer in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Santa Cruz, San Benito or Monterey county, visit http://www.girlscoutsccc.org.

For more abut SBMM, visit sbmm.org or call 805-962-8404.