2013-03-07 / Lifestyles

Girl Scouts to host cookie booths

Local residents still have time to purchase

MANISTIQUE – Local residents will have just a few final chances to purchase Girl Scout cookies this March. Area Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at “Cookie Booths” outside of local businesses March 1-24.

Cookie Booth season marks the final couple weeks of the Girl Scout Cookie Program – an annual financial literacy and fundraising program that helps girls earn profits they can use to fund Girl Scout activities. The remainder of the cookie profits goes to the local Girl Scout Council to cover the cost of leadership programs and services for girls.

“People are still calling us, seeking out cookies that they either weren’t able to order during the door-to-door kickoff in January, or they simply didn’t order enough the first time,” said Stacy Meyer, director of Product and Retail Sales for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. “The girls enjoy these booth sales because it’s more social and the customers receive their cookies right away when they buy them, plus they help the girls reach their final troop cookie goals.”

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is structured to teach girls five key skills: decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics. There are eight cookie varieties offered this year, including the allnew tropical treat, Mango Cremes.

To find local Cookie Booths, download the Cookie Locator app for iPhone and Android or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org

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