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Just When You Thought You Were Safe from Holiday Eats, Girl Scout Cookies Arrive

Most Americans have kitchens and cupboards full of treats, desserts, and snacks from about Thanksgiving through the New Year celebration.   Many spend New Year’s Day tossing out the old and promising to end their wicked ways of the past two months.

Just one week into your New Year’s resolution of getting in shape to build that perfect beach body this June, it happens.

Girl Scouts peddle their confectionary concoctions.

The annual Girl Scout cookie drive is about to begin, and this year, they come armed with more than cookies…an online app to make ordering cookies easier than ever.

The Girl Scout Cookie app is available on Android and IOS deices.  By now, you have probably depleted your inventory from the 2017 sale, but starting this month, you can begin replenishing.

If you go to the Girl Scouts cookie sale website, you can even find out where booths are going to be set up in our area.

This year marks the 101st year of the Girl Scout Cookie sale.

Through the program, girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, gain self-sufficiency, and develop confidence in handling money.

Today, nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, generating nearly $800 million in cookie sales during the average season. All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—100 percent of it— stays with the local council and troops. With over 50 million households purchasing cookies every season, the irresistible treats can be found nationwide and will hold a beloved place in Americana for years to come, continuing to help girls take the lead and, ultimately, change the world.

“I am so thrilled that, as an organization, we’ve reached such an important milestone—celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies,” said Sylvia Acevedo, interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program has long been the engine that powers Girl Scouts on every level. Cookie earnings fund local council programming for girls and allow girls to do incredible things of their own choosing—from civic-engagement projects to educational travel opportunities, and beyond. Each box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies —and the entrepreneurial skills gained by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie program—helps girls fulfill their dreams, follow their passions, take the lead in their lives and communities, and change the world.”

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