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What’s In a Box of Girl Scout Cookies?
Providing a Daily Value of Courage, Confidence and Character

HOUSTON (Jan. 5, 2010) – Take Girl Scouts and add a nearly 100-year-old tradition. Mix in chocolate, caramel and peanut butter and finish off with values and integrity. Bake with confidence and deliver with a smile, and what do you get? The recipe for another successful Girl Scout Cookie Sale.

Jan. 9, 2010 marks the start of the Cookie Sale for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC). Annually, thousands of Girl Scouts participate in this premiere leadership development program and historic fundraiser. The Girl Scout Cookie Program has helped girls develop leadership skills they will use throughout their lives, proving there’s more than cookies in a box of Girl Scout Cookies.

Since 1917, Girl Scout cookie boxes have touted a series of unique ingredients, which includes: values, integrity, financial literacy, cooperation, opportunity, respecting differences, community service, self expression, ideas, challenges, growth and leadership. These skills will take girls who are now between the ages of five through 17 to their futures.

Girl Scout Cookies are available in eight varieties: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Caramel deLites, Lemonades, and Daisy Go-Rounds. All varieties of Girl Scout Cookies are zero trans fat per serving. Daisy Go-Rounds are packaged in portion-control sizes. The price for a box of cookies is $3.50.

Local Girl Scouts will begin selling the highly anticipated tasty treats on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Cookie delivery begins Feb. 6. From Feb. 19 through March 27, Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The sale ends March 27. There is also a toll-free cookie hotline at 1-888-GS-COOKIE to help consumers find the nearest Girl Scout cookie booth.

When all of the cookies have been consumed, remember, the box is not empty. Each box sold helps to create thousands of happy memories and incredible achievements that the cookie program has made possible. Every box of Girl Scout Cookies resonates with promise and possibility. Your support of Girl Scouting through purchasing Girl Scout Cookies helps make that promise and those possibilities into realities for girls.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. 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 72,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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