For Immediate Release
Girl Scout Cookies Go On Sale Today
WASHINGTON- It's that time of year in the Greater Washington area when girls go door to door to sell delicious Girl Scout Cookies. This year, Girl Scouts has a brand new cookie up its sleeve! Introducing Dulce de Leche - the NEW caramel cookie that is as much fun to say as it is to eat. The cookie is inspired by the classic confections of Latin America with rich milk caramel chips and stripes.
"Girl Scouts has a proud tradition of including all girls in our programs. We are delighted that our newest cookie variety, Dulce de Leche, is a popular flavor in all of Latin America," said Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Deputy Executive Director, Lidia Soto-Harmon. "Caramel is one of our nation's favorite flavors, so we think that Dulce de Leche will soon become one of our most popular cookies."
The newest Girl Scout Cookie, Dulce de Leche, joins a line-up of eight varieties offered by the Girl Scouts. Last year, Thin Mints were the most popular, accounting for 26 percent of sales, followed by Samoas (21%). Girl Scouts from the Greater Washington area sold slightly over 4.1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies-making the nation's capital region the largest consumers of Girl Scout Cookies.
All purchases and donations help local Girl Scouts make a difference in their community. The proceeds from Girl Scout Cookies stay in the community to support local troops and council activities. "Our troops retained $2.5 million last year, to support activities and this year's theme ‘Imagine if.... we could change the world' is encouraging girls to identify local service projects to support," said Soto-Harmon.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is one of the best leadership and entrepreneurial experience for girls. Selling Girl Scout Cookies is a unique and valuable way for a girl to experience the power of goal-setting, develop self-confidence and learn early business skills. Plus, it helps girls make lifetime friends and memories along the way.
The following varieties of Girl Scout Cookies go on sale January 2. They are listed in order of 2008 sales:
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