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Beth Shea
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Every Girl Scout Cookie has a mission. To help girls do great things.

Annual Girl Scout Cookie Program kicks off Jan. 8

HOUSTON, Texas (January 3, 2011) – People say it’s just a cookie. What can a cookie do? A Girl Scout Cookie can do a lot. It could help send a city kid to camp. It could help pay for a fresh change of clothes for an abuse victim rushed to a shelter. It could cheer up a soldier far from home. When you buy Girl Scout cookies, you help girls do great things!

January 8 marks the start of the Cookie Program for Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC). The Girl Scouts Cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates over $700 million for girls and communities nationwide. With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. As women, they’ll need these skills, whether they goal is to start a business or a family.

Girl Scout Cookies are available in eight varieties, including a new flavor this year: Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Caramel deLites, Lemonades, and Shout Outs. All varieties of Girl Scout Cookies are zero trans fat per serving and the price for a box of cookies is still only $3.50.

From February 18 through March 27, Girl Scout Cookies will be sold at cookie booths outside of grocery stores and other retail venues. The sale ends March 27.

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 76,000 girl members and nearly 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.

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