Girl Scouts in Kansas to Start 2014 Cookie Sale Feb. 8
The Sweetest Time of Year is Finally Here
Girl Scouts learn to be leaders and entrepreneurs – one cookie at a time. Beginning February 8, 2014, through March 9, you will see these determined business owners out and about in uniform selling your favorite cookies and learning lessons to prepare them for the future. Our favorite flavors are back again; Thin Mints; Caramel deLites; Peanut Butter Patties; Thanks-A-Lots; Peanut Butter Sandwiches; Lemonades; and Shortbreads, and new to the Cookie Sale this year is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. This new crispy cookie, made with whole grain, full of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus flavor, is a sweet addition for the new cookie season. In true heartland spirit, it reflects Kansas waves of grain as it bears wheat stalks. Girl Scout Cookies are available for $3.50 per package with all of the proceeds staying in Kansas to support Girl Scouting in local communities.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and for many; it is their first entrepreneurial venture. When girls sell cookies, they combine fun and friends with leadership lessons, organizational skills, money management, and more! Selling cookies is a tradition that dates back as early as 1917 when Girl Scouts began selling home-baked cookies to raise money to help their troop and community. Since then, the selling of Girl Scout Cookies has grown into a highly successful program that helps girls learn and practice important leadership skills while earning proceeds for their Troop and council activities.
From the very first day of the Cookie Sale, girls will have packages of cookies on hand to sell door-to-door and to family and friends. This means selling, delivering and money collection is done in one easy step! No more taking orders, waiting weeks, then returning for the delivery and collecting money. Girl Scout Cookies are only sold for four short weeks every year, but the benefits for girls last throughout their entire lives.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will be recognized on February 8 – 9, 2014 by cookie lovers across the U.S.A. This is a day to raise awareness about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the skills girls learn as well as how to purchase cookies. For Girl Scouts who want to start their Cookie Sale off with a bang, Girl Scout of Kansas Heartland will be hosting Cookie Kickoff Parties around the council.
Hutchinson Area Cookie Kickoff Party
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, February 7, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, 201 East Sherman
Girl Scouts will soon be making their way around the community to tell customers more about the cookie varieties being sold this year and how the money they earn will enrich their Girl Scout experience. Community members may also call our Cookie Hotline at 888-686-MINT to get in touch with Girl Scout troops in their neighborhoods to buy cookies or visit kansasgirlscouts.org for more information.