It might be hard to stick to a New Year's resolution of eating healthier after reading this. Girl Scout Cookies are now on sale. Thousands of girls across Alabama will practice valuable marketing and money management skills while providing the community with a favorite indulgence. All eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies will be on sale December 31 through March 5.
Cookies offered include all-time favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Dulce de Leche and Thank U Berry Munch. Each box sells for $3.50. All eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies contain zero grams of trans fat.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, an integral part of Girl Scouting's Financial Literacy initiative for girls ages 5 to 17, girls manage inventory, set goals, learn money management, and develop their own personal leadership style. Essentially, the girls run their own business. The entire troop sets a goal and creates an action plan leading toward that goal. Girl Scout troops use funds from the cookie activity to fund a service project or to plan for an exciting trip. Cookie funds are also used for council programs.
Girls will take pre-orders for cookies beginning December 31, with deliveries after February 9. Booth sales at many local stores and supermarkets will start February 11. If eager customers have trouble finding cookies near them, they can visit http://www.girlscoutsnca.org and use the Cookie Locator button or call (800) 734-4541.