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2013-01-24 / Community News

What Can a Girl Do?

Girl Scout cookies on sale now

Girl Scouts of Central Texas will ask customers to help girls do great things by purchasing a box of their tasty treats that not only taste good, but that do good, beginning January 16, 2013.

“When someone buys a box of Girl Scout cookies they are helping our girls achieve great things,” says Donna Logan, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to speak confidently, set goals, make a plan, manage money and believe in themselves. As women, they’ll need these skills, whether their goal is to start a business, or a family.”

While cookies are only on sale for 38 days, local Girl Scouts reap the benefits all year long. Girls decide where the money goes. The money raised 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. Last year, Girl Scouts of Central Texas sold over 2 million boxes and raised over 8 million dollars.

Community service 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 24,000 boxes of cookies.

The cookie sale runs January 16- February 22. Support our local Girl Scouts!

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