It’s that time of year again, Girl Scout cookies are ready to be delivered all across the Wabash Valley.
And those cookies mean so much more to the girl scouts; it’s a source of income they depend on.
Now the work begins for hundreds of girl scouts, it’s not only a job they enjoy, the girls and their leaders know the cookie sales are very important to each and every girl.
“The girls learn five skills from the girl scout cookie program they learn business ethics money management people skills decision making and goal setting.”
Nearly 2 million packages will be delivered between January 26 and January 29 throughout Indiana.
Most of the cookies are pre-sold, so the girls will busy delivering and collecting money over the next couple of weeks.
In addition, scouts will sell cookies at cookie booths over the next few weeks.
The money generated by the sales will help to fund activities such as trips, hands-on science and technology activities, and community service projects.
“Selling cookies gives our girls an opportunity to go to summer camp to get vests when they can’t afford them to go to activities when they can’t afford them but it also gives them a chance to donate to different organizations that makes them feel better about themselves too.”
Customers can also purchase cookies and have them sent to active and retired members of the military.
It’s called operation cookie drop and last year 95,000 packages were donated to the military.
As I mentioned, over the next few weeks booth sales will be set up at various locations.
You can even download a cookie locator app from the Girl Scouts and find the nearest booth sale by using your cell phone.
The cost is only four dollars per box, except for toffee-tastic and smores which are five dollars per package.