Girl Scouts selling cookies

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Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for 100 years. Local scouts are selling cookies now through March 26. Big Walnut Girl Scouts kicked off their sales with a Cookie Rally where the girls learned about the cookies offered, goal setting, and selling tips mixed with a whole lot of fun.

The Girl Scout Cookie program, the biggest girl-led business in the world, is about so much more than cookies. What’s inside a package of cookies? Girls are learning to create plans; interact with customers; work on a team; and, building a lifetime of skills and confidence. Selling a package of cookies teaches her goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success, and life.

Girls in the Big Walnut Service Unit will hit the streets to take cookie orders from friends, family, and neighbors through January 29 and deliver cookies in late February.

Every box you buy can make a difference since Girl Scouts earn personal prizes, badges, awards, and cash for their troops, and build their business and financial savvy. Proceeds provide financial assistance to make Girl Scouting available for all girls, to fund special events, keep program fees low, maintain campsites, and train volunteers.

Cookies offered this year include:

* THIN MINTS: Thin and minty vegan cookie with a chocolate coating;

* SAMOAS: Chewy and rich, crisp cookies with coconut, caramel, and chocolate;

* TAGALONGS: peanut butter patties with a chocolate coating;

* TREFOILS: Traditional shortbread cookies;

* DO-SI-DOS: oatmeal sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling;

* SAVANNAH SMILES: Crispy, zesty, lemon cookies;

* TOFFEE TASTIC: Buttery gluten free cookies with sweet, crunchy toffee bits; and,

* New GIRL SCOUTS S’MORES: a graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling!

Most cookies are $4/box with Toffee Tastics and S’Mores at $5/box. They contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors, or partially hydrogenated oils. Thin Mints are vegan and Toffee Tastics are gluten free. You can learn more about the cookies, nutritional facts, and recipes to make with Girl Scout cookies at

If you have dietary restrictions and can’t eat cookies, remember you can still help by purchasing cookies for the military as part of Girl Scouts’ Operation Salute. Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council will deliver cookies purchased through Operation Salute to organizations in central Ohio that will distribute the sweet treats to members of our military, veterans, and their families.

If you do not know a Girl Scout and would like to purchase cookies, email Kim in the Big Walnut area at Support Girl Scouts!

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Information for this story was provided by Big Walnut Service Unit of Girl Scouts Heartland Council.

Information for this story was provided by Big Walnut Service Unit of Girl Scouts Heartland Council.