GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE
“Make it a Hit” is the theme for the 2008 Cookie Sale, Girl Scouting’s national 72nd sale. This show-stopping cookie season theme uses theater arts to put girls in the spotlight. Girls will learn that hits don’t just happen. They’re made … through imagination, rehearsal, commitment, teamwork and leadership. While the cookie sale is a funds generating opportunity for troops and the council, girls also learn the value of setting and attaining goals that help to prepare them for a future filled with promise and opportunities.
Our community service project, called “Gift of Caring,” is designed to donate boxes of cookies to charitable organizations within local communities. Before the cookie sale, each troop decides whom they would like to visit and deliver the extra packages of Girl Scout cookies, which have been donated by their customers.
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is a time-honored tradition. It goes back to the 1920s when Girl Scouts baked their own cookies and sold them out of baskets in their neighborhoods to support their troop activities. Today, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale is recognized as an educational program activity that teaches girls to set goals, figure budgets for their troop activities and get hands-on experience in math, scheduling, marketing, communications and human relations. The Cookie Sale is conducted in accordance with the highest safety standards, which guide all Girl Scout activities.
Denise Agee Allen, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Reelfoot Council, said, “The Cookie Sale is an integral part of the Girl Scouting program experience. Participants gain valuable skills related to teamwork and personal goal setting that will benefit them throughout their lives. Additionally, they acquire a sense of civic responsibility through the community projects they plan with their cookie proceeds.”
This year’s product line of cookies introduces two new cookies, the Lemon Chalet Cremes and the Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips. Lemon Chalet Cremes offer the height of lemon flavor! It is uniquely designed to feature Our Chalet. This delicious vanilla sandwich has a hint of cinnamon-ginger spice and a refreshing zesty lemon crème filling. The Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips is a diabetic friendly, tasty treat. This classic favorite with real chocolate chips is now sugar free! Also, the popular All Abouts feature a tasty vanilla cookie with rich fudge coating on the bottom; have a new shape and new messages. This new design celebrates what Girl Scouting is all about … building girls of courage, confidence and character. We will still offer the very popular Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Dosidos and Trefoils for this cookie-selling season.
The 2008 Cookie Sale begins Jan. 19, with local Girl Scouts taking orders until Feb. 3. Cookies will be delivered, money collected, and booth sales conducted between Feb. 22 and March 23. The selling price of cookies remains $3.50 per box. In addition to community service, troops will use proceeds for meeting supplies, field trips, camp outings and more.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.6 million girls and adults. In 18 West Tennessee counties, this year more than 5,000 girls are expected to participate. Girl Scouting continues to cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls. Programs and activities also teach them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting – and its special girl-only environment – girls discover fun, friendship and the power of girls together.
Contact the chairperson in your county for a chance to place your order. To contact Weakley County chairperson Connie Pittman, call 364-6052