It's Colorado's sweetest time of the year! Girl Scout Cookies go on sale across the state on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Colorado's Girl Scout Cookie Program runs through March 3, with booth sales in front of retail locations starting Feb. 8. Each purchase of Girl Scout Cookies supports girls in developing five lifelong skills — goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
In 1917 Girl Scouts began selling cookies, and today the program has grown into a $790 million girl-led business. In fact, last year Colorado Girl Scouts earned $2.25 million for their activities, such as going to camp, traveling domestically or internationally, completing a take action project to benefit the community, taking a Girl Scout leadership journey and/or earning a Girl Scout badge on a topic or two of interest.
Girl Scout Cookies cost $3.50 per package, and all money raised supports girls in Girl Scouts of Colorado. This year Girl Scouts in Colorado will sell the six most popular Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including Do-si-Dos, Samoas, Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils.
For the first time since the '90s, the Girl Scout Cookie packages across the country will have a new look that emphasizes the financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills taught through the Girl Scout Cookie program. In Colorado, the new Girl Scout packaging will be rolled-out with a mix of old and new packaging. However, regardless of the packaging, all Girl Scout Cookies purchased in 2013 will be a freshly baked product.
Making the world a better place is central to the Girl Scout mission. During the Cookie Program, Girl Scouts honor the non-profit organizations, food banks, military and uniformed personnel who are so important to our community through Girl Scouts' Hometown Heroes/Gift of Caring program. Through this program customers have the opportunity to purchase a package of cookies to donate to Girl Scouts' heroes — a perfect solution for those who pass on the tempting treats!
Customers looking for cookies can use the "Cookie Locator" online or the mobile app to search for booth locations. Visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org to get started or learn more.blog comments powered by Disqus