It’s that time of year again. When you visit your local super market or shopping center, you’ll probably spot a group of youngsters in cute green outfits, selling cookies. That’s right, it’s Girl Scout cookie season, and you know it’s time to pick up your favorite flavors at $5 per box.
Why the need for the girls to sell cookies? What you probably didn’t know is that Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is so much more than our favorite sweet treats. Did you know that more than half of Girl Scouts alum in business say the cookie program helped develop skills they possess today? The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls to develop five essential life skills:
- Goal Setting
- Decision Making
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
Each Girl Scout troop sets personal goals, and work together to decide how their troop’s proceeds will be spent. Plus, all the revenue earned from our Cookie Program stays within Orange County. These girls are on a mission. Your local Girl Scout will be out selling today, and booths will start popping up at your local shopping center on February 14th.
This season, Girl Scouts is announcing a sweet new way to celebrate young female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls. The new packaging features a current Orange County Girl Scout Ambassador, Trinity Brewer, featured on both the Thin Mint and Shortbread Cookie packages. She was recognized by Girl Scouts of the USA among six Girl Scouts from across the country as a national Cookie Pro for her outgoing approach to meeting new customers and determination in helping her troop meet their goals.
The refreshed cookie packaging continues to emphasize what the cookie program is all about, and the updated images feature current Girl Scouts taking part in a diverse range of experiences available to members—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking action to improve their communities.
What I like most about the program is that, Girl Scouts of Orange County builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. While my daughter is not a Girl Scout, she has many friends who are, and we love supporting them. As a matter of fact, we recently ordered magazines from the Girl Scouts, and are ready to stock up on our favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors. This year they are offering:
- Thin Mints
- Girl Scout S’mores
- Caramel DeLites
- Peanut Butter Patties
- Peanut Butter Sandwich
- Gluten-Free: Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies (limited availability)
Have special dietary needs? Not a problem, vegan cookie flavors are Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties & S’mores
Did you know, there is a Cookie Share option? If you don’t eat them, treat them! Customers can buy and donate cookies that are then distributed to our nation’s military and local food banks
The Girl Scout Cookie Program will run in Orange County from Sunday, January 26 to Sunday, March 8, with Girl Scouts selling cookies online and door to door in their neighborhoods. Cookie booth sales in front of grocery stores and retail locations begin Friday, February 14. The price of Girl Scout cookies in Orange County is $5.00 per package. Gluten-free cookies in Orange County are $6.00 per package.
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