Girl Scout cookie sales begin Saturday, Jan. 9.
Big Walnut Girl Scouts will kick off their sales with a rally where the girls will learn about the cookies offered, goal-setting, and selling tips.
Girls in the Big Walnut service unit will hit the streets to take cookie orders from friends, families and neighbors through Jan. 24 and deliver cookies in late February.
Through the sales, Girl Scouts earn personal prizes, badges, awards and cash for their troops, raise money to benefit the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, 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.
You may purchase cookies to donate to the Gift of Caring to support a charity chosen by each Girl Scout troop. You can also designate cookies for Operation Salute and the Heartland Council delivers them to the military.
Cookies offered this year include:
• Rah Rah Raisins: Whole grain oats, raisins and yogurt-flavored chunks.
• Savannah Smiles: Crispy, zesty, lemon cookies.
• Trefoils: Traditional shortbread cookies.
• Do-Si-Dos: Oatmeal sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling.
• Tagalongs: peanut butter patties with a chocolate coating.
• Samoas: Chewy and rich, crisp cookies with coconut, caramel and chocolate.
• Thin Mints: A thin and minty vegan cookie with a chocolate coating.
Cookies are $4 a box and contain no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.
If you do not know a Girl Scout and would like to purchase cookies, email Kim in the Big Walnut area at BWGirlScouts@gmail.com.
Information for this story was provided by the Girl Scouts.