It IS that time of year again! Cabin fever, yeah but no! NHL All-Star game coming up the weekend of January 26th, but no. NBA All-Star weekend, no not til mid February (game here at the United Center this year), Super Bowl comes up on February 2nd (Ground Hog Day) hmmmm, but no not that either. What I’m talking about is much bigger and more monumental. It’s time for Girl Scout Cookies to be sold again. No doubt someone in your office or at your work will be putting the arm on your a couple of boxes and I’m OK with that. Samoas are my fav! Not everyone likes coconut, but that’s OK. More for me!!
The Girl Scouts launched cookie sales this month with a new lemony treat baked with empowering messages meant to promote female entrepreneurship. The crispy Lemon-Ups cookie will come with eight messages, including “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” baked into the top. The new cookies replace Savannah Smiles, a lemon wedge cookie topped with powdered sugar. Girl Scouts started selling cookies Jan. 1.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America also updated the cookie packaging this year with images featuring current scouts camping, canoeing, exploring space science, designing robots and helping improve their local communities. The images on the boxes are meant to show how proceeds from cookie sales are used. The cookie-selling process promotes female entrepreneurship, said Britney Bouie spokeswoman for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. “Apart from the cookies being delicious, it’s a great opportunity … to learn financial literary skills, customer service experience and leadership skills,” Bouie said. “It becomes an opportunity they can take beyond selling cookies.” The Girl Scouts will continue to sell well-known varieties like Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. Each box of cookies sells for $5, the same price as last year. Sales for the local season run until March 23.
Chicago Tribune Full Article by Abdel Jimenez click here.