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2012-01-19 / Community News

Girl Scout Cookies on Sale January 18

Girl Scouts of Central Texas will launch its annual Cookie Program on Jan. 18. , and it will last through Feb. 24. Girl Scout cookie booths will be available at select neighborhood stores beginning Jan. 24.

“As we approach the second century of Girl Scouting, we will continue to give every girl the opportunity to be the leader she wants to be and to be the leader the world needs her to be,” says Etta Moore, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program does just that, supplying girls with important leadership skills that will provide a lifelong foundation for success.”

While cookies are only on sale for 38 days, local Girl Scouts reap the benefits all year long. A Girl Scout cookie could help girls pay for camp; purchase uniforms and badges; fly a troop to a destination of their choice; or buy school supplies for needy kids. It could also cheer up a soldier far from home.

Community service through Operation Cookie is also a core value of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It encourages members of the community to buy Girl Scout cookies for donation to the U.S. Armed Forces. Last year, Girl Scouts of Central Texas donated more than 41,500 boxes of cookies. Operation Cookie is done in conjunction with Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit that supports troops by sending care packages to service men and women at home and abroad.

Cookie flavors include the world- famous Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-ALot, Lemonades and the newest flavor, Shout Outs!

Girl Scouts of Central Texas serves more than 21,000 girls in grades K-12 and nearly 12,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has program centers in Brownwood, Bryan, Killeen, San Angelo and Waco. Through outcomes- based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gsctx.org.

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