America’s Favorite Cookies are back!
Girl Scout Cookies, on sale Dec. 7 – March 12
Help Girls Learn Important Skills While Raising Funds
for Leadership Activities
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is excited to bring back America’s favorite cookies. With eight delicious flavors to satisfy your taste buds, there is a flavor for everyone. Girl Scout cookies are sold for a limited time each year. Purchase your Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwiches and new Mango Crèmes, before March 12, 2013.
Girl Scout Cookies are an icon of American culture. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of the annual sale. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped girls have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make their communities a better place. Your purchase means you get tasty cookies—and a girl learns a lifetime of skills, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
During the cookie sale, girls work towards a common goal as part of a team. The money earned from cookie activities helps the troop partake in service projects, go on field trips, purchase patches, attend summer camp and so much more. In addition, girls give back to others during the sale through a program known as Cookies for a Cause. Girls sell boxes of cookies that are set aside to be donated to soldiers overseas or to a local food pantry. This meaningful element of the Girl Scout cookie program helps girls develop business ethics and feel that they are helping others.
“Buying Girl Scout cookies is more than just handing over money for a box. It's about helping girls develop the skills gained from interacting directly with you,” explains Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “It's about the experience of running a business and working with others. It's the reason we don't sell cookies online. And it's why we encourage you to buy your cookies from a Girl Scout—the cookie professional,” said Bramson.
"The cookie program teaches girls skills they will need when they are adults, like money-management and marketing, and it has really helped me build my confidence,” explains Emmie Oliver, Reading Girl Scout and 2012 top Girl Scout cookie seller for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts. “I look forward to the sale every year. Last year my troop and I traveled to New York City, went on a camping trip and funded my Silver Award service project with the proceeds from the sale,” said Oliver, who sold 4,351 boxes last year.
Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box. To find out where to buy cookies in your area visit www.hergirlscouts.org, click on the “cookie locator” and enter your zip code.