2014-01-09 / Community

Girl Scout cookies return in January

MANISTIQUE – America’s favorite cookies will become available once again starting Jan. 10 throughout northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program will run through March 2, with door-to door sales in January and February, and troops hosting cookie booths in March.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls develop essential business skills, such as decision making, goal setting, money management, business ethics, and people skills. All proceeds from the Cookie Program stay local; the girls receive a percentage based on how much they’ve sold, and the remainder goes to the local Girl Scout Council, which helps fund Girl Scout programming and services. Girl Scout programming includes camp, travel opportunities, local events, and more.

This year, Girl Scouts will be offering a new cookie, Cranberry Citrus Crisps. This cookie features tangy bits of real cranberry and a zesty citrus flavor as well as nine grams of whole grain per serving.

All girls in grades K-12 can still join Girl Scouts to take part in the Cookie Program – making them eligible for numerous events, trips, and programs throughout the year.

Girls do not need to join a troop to participate in Girl Scouts; there are many paths to participation these days to accommodate the busy lives girls lead.

The cost of Girl Scout cookies remains $3.50 per box.

Contact the Cookie Hotline at (800) 246-4171 or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to find cookies in the area.

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