2008-01-19 / News

It's Girl Scout Cookie time

ZANESVILLE - It's time for Girl Scouts - Heart of Ohio's annual Cookie Sale. Every year, thousands of girls across the area gain valuable knowledge while providing the community with a special treat - Girl Scout cookies. This year will be no exception.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important part of Girl Scouting's Business and Economic Literacy initiative for girls ages 5-17. The cookie sale provides finance, marketing, and public speaking skills, along with valuable experiences that build girls' self-confidence and help them develop their own personal leadership style.

Area girls will be taking cookie orders through January 20th. Don't know a Girl Scout? No need to worry, call the Cookie Hot Line at 1-800-292-6759 ext 35 to place an order. Cookies will be delivered starting February 11th. Cookie booths will pop up at various popular locations throughout the area beginning February 11th. At only $3.00 a box, Girl Scout Cookies are a great way to support local Girl Scout activities.

All varieties of Girl Scout cookies are "zero trans fat per serving," in compliance with FDA regulations. This year's "All Star" lineup of cookies includes the ever popular Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, All Abouts, Samoas, and Trefoils. Two new cookies making their debut this year are "Sugar Free" Chocolate Chips and Lemon Chalet Cremes.

Since 1917, the Girl Scout cookie activity has become a famous annual event that has helped girls develop important leadership skills they will use throughout their lives.

Girls manage inventory, set goals, learn money management, and develop marketing skills. Essentially, the girls run their own business. The entire troop sets a goal and follows a plan leading toward that goal. Girl Scout troops use funds from the cookie activity to fund service projects, plan an exciting trip, visit COSI, attend camp, and so much more. Many successful women have credited their business skills to the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program also help to support program opportunities for girls and training for volunteers across the area.

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