Media Contact: Mona Tolbert
Girl Scout Cookie Program Begins Door-to-Door Sale
Girls learn skills to have positive impact on world
HOUSTON (January 17, 2014) – Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the U.S., will begin selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door January 11 as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The program is the largest girl-run business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Once a year, Girl Scouts venture into the entrepreneurial world to learn business skills and financial literacy and earn money to fund their service oriented goals. When customers purchase a box of Girl Scout Cookies, they are enabling girls to become advocates for issues they are passionate about, sending a city kid from a low income household to camp or a girl overseas to learn about an archipelago, or helping girls purchase supplies to send care packages to soldiers serving overseas. A Girl Scout cookie purchase supports girls as they do great things in their communities and encourages them to change the world.
A new season brings with it two new cookies – Cranberry Citrus Crisps and bite-size, gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. The Cranberry Citrus Crisp is a whole grain crispy cookie with tangy cranberry bits and citrus flavor. Packaged in a 5 oz. resealable bag, the highly requested gluten-free cookie includes chocolate chips nestled in a gluten-free shortbread cookie and is free of artificial flavors, colors, high fructose corn syrup, palm oil and hydrogenated oils. GSSJC is one of 20 councils that will serve as a test market for the cookies that retail for $5 per package.
The mainstays of the program include: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lots, Caramel deLites and Lemonades. All cookies are zero grams trans-fat per serving and the price for a box of cookies is only $4.
Beginning February 21, Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The cookie program ends March 30. Girl Scouts across the nation invite their communities to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, February 7-9, to highlight the real purpose of the $790 million Girl Scout Cookie Program: to teach girls five essential skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.
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 62,000 girl members and nearly 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.
GSSJC | Communications Department
3110 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77098