Girl Scouts going door-to-door to take cookie orders
MARYLAND–Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay started going door-to-door Jan. 11, taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies.
This year, local Girl Scouts will offer six cookie varieties–Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and Savannah Smiles. All Girl Scout cookies cost $4 per box.
Cookie booth sales will begin on Friday, Feb. 14, at local businesses throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.
Girls also take donations of Girl Scout cookies for “Operation Taste of Home” and local community groups. “Operation Taste of Home” cookies are donated to Armed Forces and local agencies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer centers and youth programs.
Individuals interested in purchasing cookies or donating to “Operation Taste of Home” can call the Cookie Hotline at 1-800-YUM-YUM2.
To locate a cookie booth sale in your area visit to www.GSCB.org.
The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is about more than just great tasting cookies. By participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five skills that last into adulthood–goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Every girl is encouraged to set and work toward achieving both a team and personal goal. It also raises funds to support troop and council activities.
All of the proceeds from a local council’s cookie activities remain in the area where the cookies are sold. This revenue is used to benefit girls, some of it directly by remaining in the Girl Scout troop treasuries, and some of it indirectly by funding council-led programs for Girl Scouts.
Each year, more than 9,000 Girl Scouts from the Delmarva Peninsula participate in the cookie program, selling more than one million boxes of cookies to the community.
A leading advocate for and expert on girls, the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay builds girls of courage, confidence and character by providing personal leadership development and programs that teach skills for the real world.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, visit www.GSCB.org or call 1-800-341-4007 or 1-800-374-9811.