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Girl Scout cookie packages get new look

Published 11:47am Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cookie season is almost here.

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will begin their annual cookie sales Jan. 1, 2013, and for the first time since 1999 the classic cookie packages will have a new look.

The cookie packages have been updated to showcase the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls. The $790 million girl-led business teaches girls goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, according to the Girl Scouts website.

“We have more than 50 million cookie customers across the country, and the cookie box is the most tangible and powerful way for us to communicate directly with consumers,” said Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez in a statement on the Girl Scouts website. “So it’s no surprise that our new cookie package tells the story of the five skills girls learn from participating in the cookie program. We want people to know that with each purchase of Girl Scout cookies, they are not just getting a delicious treat. They are helping girls to be future business leaders and to make a difference in their communities. I cannot think of a better combination than having people learn what Girl Scouting does for girls while supporting our movement through the cookie program.”

The cookie program began in 1917 and raises funds to fund service projects, trips and camp fees for the troops who sell them.

The 2013 variety of cookies includes Shortbreads, Thin Mints, Caramel Delights, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and a new addition Mango Crème with Nutrafusion.

Cookies are $3.50 per box.

To locate a Girl Scout troop, visit or call 1-800-239-6636.

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