Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Press Release:
Tallahassee, FL –
It is that time of year again! Girl Scout Cookie pre-orders start January 8, 2011. Girls Scouts from across the 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle will take preorders for cookies from January 8 through January 23, 2011. Cookies will be delivered to customers starting February 12, 2011. The price is $3.50 per box. The preorder period guarantees customers the availability of their favorite cookies. Girl Scout Cookie Booths begin February 12, 2011.
This year’s theme Starting Today! will continue the tradition of providing a quality cookie while teaching effective skills to girls.
“The cookie product program provides the girls with an opportunity to learn business skills including customer service, budgeting and planning,” said Raslean M. Allen, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle. “Through the Gifts of Caring program, girls take action through service projects that directly benefit others, giving customers the option to purchase cookies to donate to an identified organization.”
The Gifts of Caring program especially assists our Military Troops overseas.
This year’s cookie line includes the all-time favorites: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs; Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, and Lemon Chalet Crèmes are also available.
Returning to the cookie line up this year is the Thank U Berry Munch cookie. This cookie has premium cranberries that provide a sweet tartness which nicely accompanies the creamy white fudge chips. With zero transfat and no hydrogenated oils, this cookie was a new favorite in 2010.
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is the number one literacy program for girls. By selling cookies, girls are able to realize their full potential and become strong, confident, and resourceful citizens. Many successful business women today say that they got their start in the business world by selling Girl Scout Cookies.
The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle invites girls from kindergarten to twelfth grade, to join the adventure and empower themselves through courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. Currently, the council serves 7,150 girls and 2,400 volunteers across 19 counties of the Florida Panhandle. To volunteer or join Girl Scouts, contact the local council office at 1-888-271-8778 or visit www.gscfp.org.
Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle is a United Way Agency.