A century ago, a group of Oklahoma Girl Scouts began what became a national tradition – the Girl Scout Cookie Sale.
Now, Girl Scouts are celebrating the 100th anniversary of girl selling cookies and the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world. As it was 100 years ago, money earned stays with local Girl Scouts and those proceeds fund Girl Scout activities – everything from trips and camp to community service projects.
While selling Girl Scout Cookies, girls also learn five essential skills that benefit them throughout their lives. These essential skills are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
The year’s Girl Scout Cookie Sale in Monmouth and Ocean counties begins Saturday, January 14. Cookies will be delivered in late February with booth sales at local businesses beginning Friday, March 3.
In addition to perennial favorites like Thin Mints and Samoas, the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore added a new cookie to the mix for 2017 – the Girl Scout S’more Cookie, with a delicious mix of graham, marshmallow and chocolate.
This year also marks the return of the Toffee-tastic, the Girl Scouts’ first gluten free cookie.
Most varieties of Girl Scout Cookies cost $4. The S’more and the Toffee-tastic cost $5.50 each; because of demand, those cookies may not be available at March booth sales. Order early.
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