01/10/13 Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. This year, as they celebrate their Year of the Girl – 100th Anniversary, Girl Scout cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, January 11, continuing through March 12. For $3.50 per box, customers can help girls build business skills and gain financial knowledge as they sell these Girl Scout Cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties®, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites®, Thanks-A-Lot™, Lemonades™ and our new Mango Cremes! Mango Cremes combine a crispy cookie with the taste of mango. No trans fats, hydrogenated oils, or preservatives—just pure island delight!
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and helps girls build important life and leadership skills. Through cookie program activities, girls learn how to plan, build teams, speak up, make decisions, solve problems and manage resources. These skills help girls learn to be leaders – ultimately in their own lives and in our communities. Girls are the main beneficiaries of all Girl Scout cookie activities, directly and indirectly. While learning valuable life skills and earning money for their troops, the girls decide how to spend that money to achieve their troop projects and goals. “We don’t know of any other youth-oriented activity where the girls themselves decide what to do with the money they earn,” says Connie Frederick, Product Program Manager.
The American Red Cross will be partnering with GSNI-M in Give Blood Get a Cookie. Blood drives will be running from January 11th-31st. Detailed information and locations can be found at gsnim.org or schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org.
Visit www.gsnim.org to find a Cookie Booth near you, or to participate in our Cookie Share program; which provides cookies to military troops and personnel. If you don’t know a Girl Scout in your area or would like additional information, please call the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana at 800.283.4812.