Girl Scout Cookie season has begun again!

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has begun taking orders for cookies as of Jan. 5 in person as as well as online through the scout-run Digital Cookie site.

Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, and all the other classic flavors are back on deck. The Girl Scout S'mores flavor which debuted in 2017 is also back for another year.

This year marks 101 years of the Girl Scouts selling cookies. According to the GSCSA, all of the net revenue raised from sales will stay with the council area -- about $1 million in troop and service unit proceeds in all.

The GSCSA said about 7,500 Girl Scouts in the area participated in the cookie program last year, selling nearly 1.7 million boxes.

“When someone purchases a cookie box from a Girl Scout during the cookie program, they not only buy tasty cookies but also help girls learn essential entrepreneurial skills and power new and unique experiences for them,” said Lynne Fugate, chief executive officer of GSCSA. “It's truly an investment that lasts a lifetime.”