The following information was submitted by Girl Scouts of Connecticut:
Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are taking orders beginning January 5, 2013 for everyone’s favorite cookies!
For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have a new look and a new purpose: to show customers the Five Skills girls learn through the Cookie Program. These Five Skills are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The new boxes stay true to the organization’s heritage by using the trefoil and pictures of Girl Scouts in action. The Cookie Program is a large part of the Girl Scout experience, as it shows a girl what she can do: great things!
The proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Cookie Program stay in Connecticut and directly benefit all of the Girl Scouts in Connecticut, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which the cookies were purchased. Girl Scouts use the cookie proceeds for many different activities: some use the money to help out local animal shelters and support emergency personnel during times of hurricanes and nor’easters, others fund troop activities such as camping trips and overnights, and others use their money to travel to exciting places around New England and the country!
Girl Scout supporters who purchase a box of cookies are investing in girl-led and girl-centered programming that helps girls discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place.
The popular Cookies for Heroes program is back. Last year, over 125,000 boxes were sent to our service women and men, and this year, we want to send even more! The Cookies for Heroes service project allows customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies from their local Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will ship the cookies to service women and men overseas and at home.
Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Savannah Smiles will all be available this year.
Girl Scout cookie fans who don’t know a Girl Scout can log onto www.gsofct.org and click on the cookie to connect with Girl Scouts participating in the Cookie Program in their town. Visit the website for more information.