National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The Girl Scout Cookie Program will shift from girls taking pre-orders to the next phase which includes cookie delivery and direct sales beginning Feb. 7 - National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. Girl Scouts will continue their cookie business until March 9 with door-to-door sales and at booths outside local merchants.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches essential leadership skills, such as goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. "The direct sale component of the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great opportunity for the public to see first-hand the skills girls are learning," says Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland CEO, Anne Soots. "Your purchase of Girl Scout cookies is helping girls learn skills that will last a lifetime. Say 'Hello' to the girls, let them know if you were a Girl Scout. Ask them about their inventory, their goals, and what their plans are for the money they earn."
This year there are eight cookie varieties available: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and new this year, Cranberry Citrus Crisps. Cookies are $4 per box, with all proceeds staying local to support leadership program activities, financial assistance, volunteer training and other resources for area Girl Scouts. Find a Girl Scout cookie booth near you by using the booth locator tool at www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org or call 877-312-4764.
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