Nichole Hannahs

Cookie Sale Kick Off

by Nichole Hannahs on January 13, 2013 at 4:15 am

Be on the lookout for Girl Scouts as they start selling some of the most famous cookies around.

Whether it’s Tag-a-longs, Thin Mints or Samoas this time of year Girl Scouts have your favorites.

Saturday, they kicked off their annual cookie drive in a fun way by having a cookie recipe relay, making a craft to show their selling goal and even a cookie tasting.

"Part of the proceeds will stay in the troops," said Regional Director Kendra O’Reilly. "The other part goes to the council to help us deliver programs to the girls, whether it be resident camp type programs, day camp type programs or other educational programs we provide for them."

Besides helping to raise money the cookie sale is a way to teach girls goal setting, customer service and money management.

"If they’re looking for a job they can market themselves for that position in a career. Money management obviously at some point in their lives they are going to be managing money, whether it be for their households or as they are going off to college," said O’Reilly.

The Girl Scout will start selling cookies Sunday. Cookies will be delivered in February or March and then the scouts will set up booths at area businesses to sell more of their product.