It’s January and that means time to start thinking about Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scouts in grades 1-12 are now accepting pre-orders for cookies that will be delivered the beginning of March. Some troops also participate in a program called “Cookie Share,” which is an opportunity to purchase a box of cookies and donate them to a local non-profit organization. In the past, area Girl Scout troops have donated cookies to the USO, sent them directly overseas to our military, donated to food banks, shelters, or groups that assist those less fortunate.
Each girl and troop sets goals. Selling cookies helps the girls learn money management and budgeting, professionalism, self-confidence, and developing a strong work ethic. A few girls even set their sights on selling 1,000 boxes of cookies. Very few girls achieve this; it is a huge accomplishment for any girl scout.
Besides all the favorites there are two new cookies this year, a bite-size low-fat oatmeal cookie, Cartwheels, and chocolate dipped shortbread, Thanks-a-lot.
The $4 cookie price is the same as last year. The troop receives 70 cents a box to use toward troop trips, service projects, and awards. The individual girl receives 35 cents in cookie credits that she can use to attend camp, purchase a uniform, or use to attend council activities. Almost $2 goes to the Girl Scout Council, Pacific Peaks. The council uses the money to provide financial aid for girls attending camp, and provide wonderful programs for girls.
To learn more about cookies or volunteer opportunities including on how to become a leader please contact Michelle Galaz at 253-589-1580 or email@example.com.