Sunday, January 20, 2008

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!!!!

Don't they look scrumptious? Katie is reving up for another banner sell out along with her Brownie troop. We have already begun our pre order sales and in the next few weeks starting in February, they will be out full force selling from their cookie booths at your local Wal-Mart and Grocery Stores.

Selling the Girl Scout cookies helps girls develop skills for success in the real world. With cookies as their product, Girl Scouts learn to:
• set goals
• plan
• collect and manage their money
• implement safety procedures
• keep records
• design promotional materials
• make sales presentations
• figure income
• monitor inventory
• distribute the product
So where does the $3.50 per box of cookies go?
.60 to the troop
.10 Girl Awards
.90 Cost of Cookies
.02 Cost of cookie sale
1.88 Benefits to Girl Scouts council - wide
Total- $3.50
Katie's troop has a goal of 2,000 boxes. That will bring in $1,200 for the troop. And because their troop leader is fully aware that many parents cannot afford the regular field trips and the camping outings, she chooses to pay for those events with the girl scout cookie money earned. Some troops use theirs for "special outings" ie... Disney World and Bush Gardens. I think this is a worthy cause to support. Wouldn't you agree?
Ok... so you may not like Girl Scout Cookies ( there a few out there) or maybe you have started a weight loss regimen ( a few cookies won't kill ya;) so why not support The Gift of Caring or Mints for the Military? For the cost of a box of cookies you can support one of these great programs.
The Gift of Caring: Cookies are collected and donated to various food banks and charities throughout the council.
Mints for the Military: Cookies for active Military personnel. A community service project that the girls enjoy participating in.
I am aware that there are some communities that do not have a local Girl Scout Chapter but if you are inclined to support the girls efforts I would be willing to set up a paypal link so that you can order cookies. Shipping of course would be additional and depending on your location what the cost would be or if you would just rather donate to one of the causes mentioned that would fine also.
In the next few weeks I will be posting on the girls progress and will also be sharing some delicious recipes that you can make with the cookies! So stay tuned.

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