Girl Scouts of North East Ohio are kicking off Girl Scout Cookie season with the release of a new cookie.

The new Girl Scout Cookie called Lemon-Ups, are a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs.

Phrases like, “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that can be found on the cookies. 

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program enables girls to discover their inner leadership potential and learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics while serving their troop, and their communities.

With each purchase of Girl Scout Cookies, 100 percent of the revenue stays local.

Many troops put their earnings toward impactful community projects, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.

The new lemon cookie joins the traditional lineup of cookies for $5 per box.

Pre-orders are on sale now.

Visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to find troops selling cookies in your area.

For more information about Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and how to donate, join, or volunteer, visit gsneo.org.