01.11.2013

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey celebrates cookie season with new cookie boxes

Some crave the sweet familiar taste—others the pleasant associations it brings. After the holiday season comes the next grand tradition on the calendar. What is that tradition?  Why, Girl Scout cookie season, of course! This year, there is a twist, but don’t despair – Thin Mints aren’t going anywhere!

For the first time in decades, Girl Scout Cookie boxes are getting a major make-over. The new boxes show more than Girl Scouts and Girl Scout cookies. The boxes illustrate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the essential skills the Girl Scout cookie program teaches girls in order to succeed in their sale – and life.

 “Now the individuals buying Girl Scout cookies will see boxes that are reflective of what the cookie program offers girls,” says Susan M. Brooks, CEO, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, “Participation in the country’s largest financial literacy and entrepreneurial  program teaches girls five essential skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, working with people, and business ethics.”

Except for the cost of cookies, all funds raised are used at the local and Council level for girl programming, financial assistance for girls, adult volunteer training, and other programmatic elements.

To find cookies near you, Call**GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from your smartphone or go to www.girlscoutcookies.org.