More than 350 Girl Scouts came together at the Danbury Fair Mall on Saturday, January 5, to celebrate the start of the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program! Tables scattered throughout the mall featured fun activities that girls of all levels could complete in order to earn a Cookie Rally patch. Older Girl Scouts acted as volunteers, helping younger Girl Scouts with their rally activities and learning the Five Skills girls gain through the Cookie Program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Girls were also able to sign cards for our service women and men as a part of the Cookies for Heroes Program, a Gift of Caring Service Project that allows the public to purchase boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to be sent to service men and women around the world and at home. Last year, over 125,000 boxes were sent to our service women and men, and this year, the goal is even higher!
For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have a new look and a new purpose: to show customers the Five Skills girls learn through the cookie program. The new boxes stay true to the organization’s heritage by using the trefoil and pictures of Girl Scouts in action. The Cookie Program is a large part of the Girl Scout experience, as it shows a girl what she can do: great things!
The Girl Scout Cookie Season is for a limited time only! Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Savannah Smiles will all be available this year. For more information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program or to find a Girl Scout near you, please call 1-800-922-2770 or log onto www.gsofct.org.