Thursday, January 13, 2011

Every Cookie Has a Mission, Beginning January 19

shout_outsGirl Scouts of Central Texas will ask customers to help girls do great things by purchasing a box of the tasty treats that not only taste good, but that do good beginning January 19.

“People say, it’s just a cookie. What can a cookie do,” says Tracy Morris, Product Program Manager, “a Girl Scout Cookie can do a lot.”

While cookies are only on sale for 38 days, local Girl Scouts reap the benefits all year long. Girls decide where the money goes. A Girl Scout cookie could help girls pay for camp; purchase uniforms and badges; fly a troop to a destination of their choice; or buy school supplies for needy kids. It could also cheer up a soldier far from home. Every cookie has a mission: To do great things.

With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to speak confidently, set goals, make a plan, manage money and believe in themselves. As women, they’ll need these skills, whether their goal is to start a business, or a family.

“The skills taught by the Cookie Program, especially money management and goal-setting, are life skills,” says Morris. “The Cookie Program puts these very complicated and important skills into a situation where girls can comprehend, practice and master them.”

To ensure the best educational experience possible, Girl Scouts of Central Texas is encouraging cookie customers to ask Girl Scouts any or all of the following questions.
  • What cookie do you recommend and why?
  • What is your cookie sale goal?
  • What has the Cookie Program and Girl Scouts taught you?

By answering questions correctly and reaching their sales goals, Girl Scouts develop confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed. Confident girls become leaders who make the world a better place, thus achieving the mission of Girl Scouts.

The cookie sale is January 19-February 25. This season girls will be able to take cookie orders online using approved online tools. Girl Scouts of Central Texas sells eight types of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbread, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and new this year, Shout-Outs!

More information about this year's cookie sale and Girl Scouts, including how to register, can be found at

-Kandace Fierro

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