Girl Scout Cookies Are Here! Booth Sales to Start Jan. 20 Weekend in Watauga and Avery Counties

Published Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:55 am

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Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont  (GSCP2P) announced the Girl Scout wide celebration of the 100thseason of Girl Scouts selling cookies. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, through which girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money. To commemorate this banner year for the organization, the highly-anticipated Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies are now available, joining classics like Thin Mints and Shortbreads.

The sale of cookies by Girl Scouts had humble beginnings, born as a way for troops to finance activities. The first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts occurred in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project.

“We are excited to celebrate this important milestone with our Girl Scouts!” said Lane Cook, CEO of GSCP2P. “Each box of Girl Scout cookies helps girls fulfill their dreams, follow their passions, take the lead in their lives and communities and change the world.”

Today, nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program – 100 percent of it – stays with the local council and troops.

Local Girl Scout troops will be available to help you with your cookie needs.  Booth sales start the weekend of January 20th.  In Watauga and Avery Counties, cookies can be found at Pet Supplies Plus, Lowes Hardware, Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter, and the Boone Mall.  For specific times, please see http://www.girlscouts.org/

 

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