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There’s more to Girl Scout Cookies than what’s in the box

Girl Scout Cookie Program kicks off January 5, promotes five business skills

HOUSTON (December 2012) - Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), the second largest Girl Scout Council in the U.S., will kick off the first Cookie Sale of the next century of Girl Scouting January 5. The largest girl-led program in the world teaches girls the skills essential to success and life, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Some say it's just a cookie, but there's more to Girl Scout Cookies than what's in the box.  When patrons purchase a box of Girl Scout cookies, they are sending a city kid to camp, paying for a fresh change of clothes for victims of a wildfire who lost everything or cheering up a soldier serving our country overseas.  A  Girl Scout cookie purchase helps girls do great things in their communities and encourages them to change the world!

A new season brings with it a newly redesigned cookie package. For the first time in more than a dozen years, the Girl Scout cookie box gets a makeover. The updated box tells the Girl Scout story, describes the value of Girl Scouting and attempts to reconnect with its 59 million alumnae.

In addition to the new packaging, patrons can sink their teeth into a brand new cookie. Mango Crémes are crunchy vanilla and coconut cookies with a mango-flavored crème filling and have all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes and strawberries.  It's a cookie with major vitamins!

Girl Scout Cookies are available in eight varieties:  Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Caramel deLites, Lemonades and Mango Crémes. All varieties of Girl Scout Cookies are zero trans fat per serving, and the price for a box of cookies is only $4.

Beginning February 15, Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The Cookie Sale ends March 23.

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 70,000 girl members and nearly 19,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

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