Austin, TX January 20th, 2015 – Girl Scouts of Central Texas are excited to announce the kick-off for cookie season on Wednesday, January 21. They can’t wait to give central Texans their first taste of this year’s cookies! The world’s largest girl-led business—the nearly $800-million cookie program—aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. Last year across central Texas, over 10,000 Girl Scouts sold 2,146,392 boxes of, raising $8.6 million dollars in Cookie sales.
The sale begins with girls taking orders from friends and family. Don’t know a Girl Scout? Don’t despair! Cookie fans can stock up on their favorite cookies at booths outside neighborhood restaurants and shops. Girl Scouts will have the traditional mouth-watering Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos and Trefoils, in addition to Savannah Smiles (a lemon-flavored cookie), and two new cookies: Rah-Rah Raisins (an oatmeal raisin cookie), and Toffee-tastic (the new Gluten-free cookie).
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is more than just exchanging cookies for money,” said Lynelle McKay, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “Where else do girls have the fun and excitement of being young entrepreneurs and money managers that will help them build a lifetime of skills and confidence?”
Except for the cost of cookies, all funds raised go toward girl programming, financial assistance for girls, a...