The Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary is right around
the corner and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is starting its
celebration with the world famous Girl Scout Cookie Program! Girl
Scouts of Northeast Texas will launch its annual Cookie Program on
January 6, 2012 and it will last through the end of March. Girl
Scout cookie booths will be available at select neighborhood stores
beginning February 24, 2012.
This year, the Girl Scouts have added a new sweet
treat to celebrate the 100th Anniversary- the Savannah Smiles Girl
Scout cookie! Savannah Smiles are a lemony delight that will bring
back warm memories of where Girl Scouts first began and are sure to
make you smile.
Since its inception on March 12, 1912 in Savannah,
Georgia, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and
character, who make the world a better place.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an integral part of
Girl Scouts’ Business and Economic Literacy initiative for girls in
grades K through 12.
The program helps Girl Scouts develop five key
skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management,
people skills and business ethics.
“As we approach the second century of Girl Scouting,
we will continue to give every girl the opportunity to be the
leader she wants to be and to be the leader the world needs her to
be,” said Colleen Walker, Chief Executive Officer for the Girl
Scouts of Northeast Texas. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program does just
that, supplying girls with important leadership skills that will
provide a lifelong foundation for success.”
Girl Scout troops set sales goals and follow plans to
raise enough funds to support service projects, educational field
trips and other leadership activities. The Girl Scout Cookie
Program boosts girls’ self-esteem, encouraging them to dream big
and plan a professional career path based on what they’ve
Community service through Project Troop to Troop is
also a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It encourages
members of the community to buy Girl Scout cookies for donation to
the U.S. Armed Forces.
Last year, Project Troop to Troop in Northeast Texas
donated more than 177,000 packages of Girl Scout cookies.
The cookies were transported to service men and women
at home and abroad, through Fort Hood, the USO and the American Red
Cross. Girl Scout cookies were also donated to local veterans’
organizations and wounded soldiers.
Cookie flavors include the world-famous Thin Mints,
Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Thank U
Berry Munch, and the newest flavor, Savannah Smiles.
Want to find the Girl Scout cookie booth nearest you?
There’s an app for that! Download the Cookie Locator app on your
iPhone or Android by dialing **GSCOOKIES from your phone. Search
for sales in your neighborhood and share your findings with friends
on Facebook, Twitter and via email.
For more information on how you can support Girl
Scouts of Northeast Texas by purchasing a delicious box of Girl
Scout Cookies, please visit www.texascookietime.com.
For a digital copy of this news release and to
download Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Cookie Program logos and
graphics, visit www.texascookietime.com/2012Media
About Girl Scouts of Northeast
Girl Scouts is the premiere leadership organization
and is the largest pipeline for female leadership. Girl Scouting
builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the
world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas serves nearly 35,000
girls and 17,000 adults in 32 northeast Texas counties. For
information on how to join, volunteer, donate or reconnect to the
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, call (800) 442-2260 or visit
www.gsnetx.org or www.amazinggirl.org.