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From all of us at Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, THANK YOU for celebrating the 5th annual Cookies & Cocktails event with us. We hope you enjoyed hearing from our wonderful emcee, Mario Hilario, Anchor on NBC 10 News Sunrise, and enjoyed the brilliant recipe stylings of Chef Terranova and our special Girl Scout guest speaker, Caroline Barr.

We are so grateful for the wonderful chef teams who joined us and we thank them for their creativity in utilizing tasty Girl Scout Cookies “out of the box.” Hemenway’s, the Boat House, and KNEAD Doughnuts, you are all so inspiring—too bad we can't enjoy those yummy desserts every night! In case you missed it, check out the special recipes featured at this year's event.

A special shout out to our generous sponsors Gold Sponsor CVS Health; Silver Sponsor Navigant Credit Union; Bronze Sponsor Dave’s Marketplace, Locke Lord LLC & Pawtucket Credit Union, and also Blueflash Photography for their continued support! A big thank you to our raffle prize donors Hemenway’s, KNEAD Doughnuts, Thorpe’s Wine & Spirits, and Allen Gammons.

Events like Cookies & Cocktails allow Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England to continue providing amazing girl-led experiences to Girl Scouts who are growing through the mission of becoming girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Your support, in every way you are able to provide it, makes the world of difference for a girl, our community, and the world! Thank you again and we look forward to celebrating with you again in the future.

We look forward to seeing you all in person at the next Cookies & Cocktails event in March 2022!


Not sure what you missed from previous years? Take a look at the images and videos from our events below!

Cookies & Cocktails 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Cookies & Cocktails! We enjoy an array of desserts prepared by some of the area's finest chefs, made with everyone's favorite treat—Girl Scout Cookies. Thank you to the restaurants who showcased our cookies "out of the box":

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  • Knead Doughnuts
  • Iron Works
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  • Plant City
  • Coast Guard House
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Cookies & Cocktails 2019

A big Girl Scout thank you to everyone who supported our 2019 Cookies & Cocktails celebration!

We'd like to once again thank the local establishments that participated in the 2019 deliciously exciting Cookies & Cocktails celebration:  Castle Hill Inn, Coast Guard House, Back Forty, Ellie'sNewport Restaurant Group, Hemenway's and Whisk Me Away.

Attendees enjoyed savory hors-d'oeuvres, tasty Girl Scout Cookie creations, and had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. The evening was once again emceed by the one and only Mario Hilario WJAR—a treat in itself!

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Cookies & Cocktails 2018
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A big Girl Scout thank you to everyone that attended the 2018 Cookies & Cocktails celebration on March 8th! Click HERE to view our 2018 Cookies & Cocktails Facebook Photo Album. And click HERE to view footage from the event!

We would also like to thank our event sponsors including: Silver Level Sponsor: CVS Health and Bronze Level Sponsors: Mohegan Tribe & Mohegan Sun, Dave's Marketplace, Locke Lord, LLP, Navigant Credit Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, Case Snow Management, Inc and the GSSNE Board of Directors.

The night would not have been possible without the participation of KNEAD Doughnuts, Ellie's Bakery, Bake Me Away Bake Shop, Aquilante's Bistro & Tavern and Newport Restaurant Group. We are so grateful for the amazing sweet treats you contributed to the evening's festivities!

And thank you to Mario Hilario for once again hosting our Cookies & Cocktails celebration!

Cookies & Cocktails 2017

In 2017, as a way of celebrating the incredible centennial of Girl Scouts selling cookies, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England hosted a very special event of "Cookies & Cocktails". 

On Thursday, January 26th, over 120 guests attended a very special evening celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! Local chefs created delicious desserts using everyone's favorite treat—Girl Scout Cookies! We were honored to be partnered with some of Rhode Island's best including: Cafe Nuovo, Gracie's, Mill's Tavern, Newport Restaurant Group (Avvio), and The Capital Grille. These groups went above and beyond to showcase our cookies "out of the box".

Attendees enjoyed passed hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary glass of wine, tasty Girl Scout Cookie creations, and had the opportunity to bid on both live and silent auction items. The evening was emceed by the one and only Mario Hilario. It was an incredible evening that will not soon be forgotten!

Click the collage of event images below to enlarge!

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A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended, shared, and supported GSSNE in celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies!

We greatly appreciate our wonderful emcee, Mario Hilario and our special guest speaker Daynia La-Force, head women's basketball coach for URI. We were blown away by the amazing Girl Scout Cookie dessert creations by Cafe NuovoGraciesProvMill's Tavern RestaurantNewport Restaurant GroupThe Capital Grille. Thank you to our generous sponsors for the evening, Citizens BankCVS Health, Locke Lord LLP, Roofing Concepts, Navigant Credit Union, George & Susan Shuster, Coca-Cola, E.W. Burman, Howard Russell Insurance, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, INNOVEX, Great American, and Ashdon Farms. This event would not have been possible with everyone pulling together to support our misson of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place! THANK YOU and cheers to another 100 years!