GO THERE. . . GO THERE . . . GO THERE . . . GO THERE . . . GO THERE . . . GO

Girl Scouts Kick Off 53rd Annual Cookie Sale with

Cookie Pep Rally at the Compaq Center

Guests include KIKK Radio Personality, Leslie T Travis,

Katy Taylor, Junior Ice Skating Star, the Houston Texan Cheerleaders,

former Houston Comet Monica Lamb, and the Houston Aeros Hockey Team


For Immediate Release

                Contact:  Tami De La Fuente, 713-788-4606pgr, 713-292-0277

                           Brand Manager

(Houston-January 2, 2002)  Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council will host a Cookie Pep Rally to officially kick off the 53rd annual Cookie Sale at the Compaq Center, Sunday, January 6, 2002, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Over 4,800 Girl Scouts and their families from across southeast Texas are expected to participate in this huge event. 

The festivities will kick-off with activities designed to teach Girl Scouts: safety while selling door-to door, marketing and salesmanship, the basics of booth sales, and the importance of setting goals. The Pep Rally will follow the activities at 3:00 p.m. and will include singing, dancing, and lots of cheering!  Leslie T Travis of 95*7 KIKK FM will be Mistress of Ceremonies.  As a former Girl Scout and district high seller in her home council, Leslie T knows her cookies!  The Pep Rally will focus on goal setting and will introduce the newest addition to the best selling Girl Scout Cookie line up, the “Friendship Circle.”

          “This year’s Cookie Sale theme is Go There.  We want to teach the girls to set goals and then Go There.  As adults we promise to Be There to help them on their way,” says Dianne Massie, chair of the Council’s Cookie Sale Committee.  “Girls will have a chance to set their Cookie Sales goals and our guests at the Pep Rally will share their goal setting success stories with our girls.”

          Girl Scouts and their families will attend the Houston Aeros game that immediately follows the event.  “We are pleased to be able to support the Girl Scouts in the their efforts to teach girls lifetime skills they will need to have a successful Cookie Sale,” say Karlyn Keuter of the Aeros Hockey Team.  “Many of today’s successful women learned key skills by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, and to be able to share in the fun and excitement of this event is inspiring.”   

          The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Cookie Sale begins on January 12, 2002 when girls will go door-to-door taking orders.  Booth sales will begin February 22, 2002 through March 24, 2002.  Customers may call the Cookie Hotline at 713-292-0400 or 1-888-GSCookie to order cookies.

          GSSJC is the second largest council in the United States, serving 53,183 girls and 14,000 adults. For membership information call 713-292-0300 or visit us online at www.gssjc.org.