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Girl Scout Cookies Dec. 19

December 8, 2015 By:George Boehme

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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., will begin selling Girl Scout Cookies door-to-door and digitally December 19, about three weeks earlier than earlier years. The program is the largest girl-led business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally, including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. For the last two years, GSSJC has had the top cookie sale in the country.

Through the Cookie Program, Girl Scouts venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn business skills and financial literacy and earn money to fund their service oriented goals. When customers buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, they are enabling girls to become advocates for issues they are passionate about, or they are sending a city kid from a low-income household to camp. A purchase can also send a girl overseas to learn about an archipelago or help girls purchase supplies to send care packages to soldiers serving abroad. Every Girl Scout Cookie purchase supports girls as they do great things in their communities and encourages them to change the world.

LemonadesWith the new season brings the 10th anniversary of Lemonades. These savory slices of shortbread with a refreshing tangy lemon flavored icing are a customer favorite. Gluten free chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookies, called Trios, will be offered again. The bite size cookies are made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten free whole grain oats and will retail for $5 per package. Trios will only be available at cookie booths or can be ordered digitally via COCOdirect. With COCOdirect, customers can have cookies shipped directly and pay via credit card.

Cookie orders placed via order card will delivered between January 30 and February 6. Beginning February 12, Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The Cookie Program ends March 20.

The first national sale of Girl Scout Cookie was held in 1936.The mainstays of the program include: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lots, Caramel deLites and Lemonades and are $4 per package.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a favorite among Girl Scout cookie fans, will take place February 26-28, 2016 and highlights the purpose of the $700-plus million Girl Scout Cookie Program: to teach girls five essential skills, including goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 2.8 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to give Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 61,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

4 Responses to “Girl Scout Cookies Dec. 19”

  1. George Boehme Says:

    So we have Anonymous in a discussion with Anonymous? Why not use your real names? Or maybe something more creative?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I hope they adhere to the “NO Knock” policy!

    • Anonymous Says:

      I doubt most troops are even aware of this policy as these are little girls – usually elementary school age. A large part of the sale is about teaching these kids to approach adults and develop speaking skills. They are taught to politely take no for an answer and thank others for their time, NOT pester them. That said be kind if an uninformed scout knocks at your door.

      I have forwarded your concern to the Community cookie manager (oversees several troops in this area) and asked him to inform troops to obtain a “No Knock” list. I am hopeful he can get that passed along for you.

      • S Moffet Says:

        Hi again. I called the city and GS are a non profit and troops are not required to register as solicitors but they can obtain a copy of “no knock” list from the WUPD. I will have my troop obtain the list.

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