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Connie Chavez Villarreal
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“Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”
Girl Scout “Cookie Booth” Sales Start Feb. 20

HOUSTON (Feb. 19, 2009) – Starting Friday, Feb. 20, Girl Scout cookie lovers can get their Thin Mint fix at cookie booths located outside neighborhood grocery stores all across 26 Southeast Texas counties. Girl Scout troops will sell cookies in the community through the end of the sale, which is March 29.

“Girls are getting real-life lessons on the economy and business. They’re learning the importance of budgeting, business plans and customer service, and this will benefit them their entire lives,” says D’Anne Hawk, Product Sales director for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. “The Cookie Sale is about so much more than just cookies. It’s an investment in girls and our community.”

Many troops set goals to pay for community service projects, earn recognitions and in some cases, pay for camp. At the Council level, proceeds are used to provide financial assistance to girls, maintain campsites, keep camp and program fees at a minimum, and support special initiatives, such as offering Girl Scout programs in underprivileged communities like public housing facilities and detention centers.

The skills girls learn - all while having fun and making friends - will truly last a lifetime! So next time you hear, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” know that your support is developing future leaders who will make the world a better place! And don’t worry about blowing your budget or New Year’s resolution. Cookies are still $3.50 per box and have zero grams of trans fat per serving.

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.