Girl Scouts, San Jacinto Council, Logo

Connie Chavez Villarreal

Girl Scouts Show Appreciation to Mayor, City Council Members

HOUSTON (Feb. 18, 2009) – City of Houston Mayor Bill White and City Council received a sweet treat on Tuesday, Feb. 17, as Girl Scouts thanked them for their leadership and their work to make our world a better place. Donning Girl Scout sashes and vests adorned with merit badges and insignia, the girls delivered a bag filled with Girl Scout cookies to the mayor and each council member.

“It was a real treat for the girls to be in the council chambers and see how a meeting is conducted,” said Deanna Lopez, whose daughter, Laurie, was one of the girls delivering the cookies. “It’s good for girls to see there are rules on how to behave and conduct business in real life, not just in Girl Scout meetings.”

Every year, thousands of girls, with the support of their family, friends and loves ones, participate in the premier financial literacy program in the country- the Girl Scout Cookie Sale! Through this program, girls learn skills that will benefit them their entire lives. They learn about teamwork, goal-setting and fiscal responsibility. The cookie sale allows troops to raise funds so they can conduct community service projects, attend programs and more. More importantly, it helps girls develop courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. It prepares them to be leaders tomorrow.

There’s still time to satisfy your cookie craving! Beginning February 20, girls will be offering cookies at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The sale ends March 29. The public can call 1-888-GS-COOKIE or enter their zip code and be directed to the nearest Girl Scout Cookie Booth.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 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 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit