Girl Scouts of Central Texas will ask customers to help girls do great things by purchasing a box of their tasty treats that not only taste good, but that do good beginning today.
“When someone buys a box of Girl Scout cookies they are helping our girls achieve great things,” says Donna Logan, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to speak confidently, set goals, make a plan, manage money and believe in themselves. As women, they’ll need these skills, whether their goal is to start a business, or a family.”
While cookies are only on sale for 38 days, local Girl Scouts reap the benefits all year long. Girls decide where the money goes. The money raised could help girls pay for camp; purchase uniforms and badges; fly a troop to a destination of their choice; or buy school supplies for needy kids. It could also cheer up a soldier far from home. Last year, Girl Scouts of Central Texas sold over 2 million boxes and raised over 8 million dollars.
“Our cookie program isn’t just about buying a box of cookies. It’s about purchasing a product from the world’s largest girl run business,” says Logan. “Through our cookie program girls have the opportunity to learn important life skills, like goal setting and money management. These skills will help them achieve great things. When you buy a box of cookies you are helping our girls develop into tomorrows leaders.”
To ensure the best educational experience possible, Girl Scouts of Central Texas is encouraging cookie customers to ask Girl Scouts any or all of the following questions:
• What cookie do you recommend and why?
• What is your cookie sale goal?
• What has the Cookie Program and Girl Scouts taught you?
By answering questions correctly and reaching their sales goals, Girl Scouts develop confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed. Confident girls become leaders who make the world a better place, thus achieving the mission of Girl Scouts.
Community service is also a core value of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It encourages members of the community to buy Girl Scout cookies for donation to the U.S. Armed Forces. Last year, Girl Scouts of Central Texas donated more than 24,000 boxes of cookies.
The cookie sale runs January 16-February 22. Girl Scout cookie booths will be available at select neighborhood stores beginning today. Cookie flavors include the world-famous Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and the newest flavor, Mango Creme!
Download the free Cookie Finder app to an iPhone or iPod Touch. Search for sales in your area and share your finding with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Cookie booth locations and information about Girl Scouts, including how to register, can be found at www.gsctx.org.
About Girl Scouts of Central Texas:
Girl Scouts of Central Texas serves more than 22,000 girls in grades K-12 and over 13,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has program centers in Brownwood, Bryan/College Station, Killeen, San Angelo, Stephenville and Waco. Through outcomes-based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gsctx.org.