The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) began sales of their famous cookies on Jan. 16, and will continue cookie sales through March 9.
In addition to providing cookie-lovers with that special ‘only comes around once a year’ feeling, the program also gives participating Girl Scouts the chance to hone five important life skills: goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills and decision making.
The cost for a box of cookies is $4 and there are two new cookie flavors available this year – the Cranberry Citrus Crisp and the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread (GSEP has partnered with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness to promote the new gluten-free cookie). Also available for 2014 will be the mainstays: Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
To find where cookies are being sold near you enter your zip code at this website: http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/find_cookies.asp
Fun Facts courtesy of GSEP:
• Did you know that the cookie program began in 1933 in Philadelphia?
• The cost of a box of cookies in 1933 was just 23 cents!
For more information on the cookie program or to learn more about the GSEP visit www.GSEP.org.