Girl Scout Cookies Inspire a Better World

It is time to order your Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tag-A-Longs! Girl Scouts of North East Ohio will begin taking pre-orders on Sunday, December 20, 2009. Troops throughout Tuscarawas and Carroll counties are ready to sell the well known cookies to the community. Girls from Kindergarten to High School Seniors have been trained in financial responsibility, safety, and product knowledge. It is time to support your favorite Girl Scout.
Long time favorites, including the Thin Mint, Tag-A-Long, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, and the original Girl Scout cookie, the Trefoil, are in high demand and pre-ordering is the best way community members can count on getting their much loved sweets! There are also new flavors and textures including the Thank-U-Berry Munch, Lemon Chalet Cremes, and the bite sized Dulce De Leche! Cookies are produced for North East Ohio by Little Brownie Bakers.
Cookie prices remain consistent with last year's pricing at 3.50/box. All proceeds stay within North East Ohio. The majority remains for our specific counties and the troops and girls that sell them. Approximately 75% of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio revenue comes directly from cookie sales. Funding pays for girls' programs, field trips, camp, troop activities, badges, and also provides extensive financial assistance to any girl that needs it.
Cookies are many girls first experience with selling, marketing, public relations, money management, team work, product knowledge, organization and many more life skills. Social responsibility is also required and girls donate a number of cookies to various community organizations varying from the USO to food banks. Supporting the cookie sales aspect of scouting is so much more than just buying a box of cookies.
If anyone wishes to purchases cookies in the pre-order phase and does not know where to do so, they can call the local office at 330-343-8157 or the cookie hotline 1-800-9-THIN-MINT. Customers will then be put in touch with a troop. Order taking will commence December 20, 2009 and end Jan. 31, 2010. Cookie Delivery runs from March 1-4, 2010 and booth sales begin March 5, 2010-March 21, 2010.
For more information on the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties please contact Danielle Gee, Membership Development Specialist, @ 330-343-8157 or dloiblgee@gsneo.org. Visit the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio on line at www.gsneo.org.