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Girl Scout Cookies hit the Greater Washington Region


WASHINGTON— Get ready for another Girl Scout Cookie season! The Girl Scout Cookie Program plays a major role in transforming girls into entrepreneurs as they learn essential skills like: money management, goal setting, decision making, people skills and business ethics.

The Girl Scout Cookie season includes the seven classic varieties of cookies (in order of popularity): Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, S’mores, Toffee-tastics and now the newest cookie, Lemon-Ups™ -- a crispy, tangy lemon cookie baked with a lemon glaze and inspiring messages baked into every treat. Girl Scout Cookies are $5.00 a box, with the exception of our specialty cookies, Girl Scout S’mores and gluten-free Toffee-tastics, which are $6.00 a box.

Last year Girl Scouts in the Greater Washington Region sold 4.6 million boxes of cookies to fund community service and their troop’s fun activities like camping and travel. CEO of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, Lidia Soto-Harmon, said, “This entrepreneurial program teaches girls important life skills. We are fueling the next generation of business leaders.”

Girl Scouts are now selling cookies online and door to door in person. Beginning February 7, customers can visit Girl Scout Cookie booths in front of local supermarkets and businesses throughout our region. It’s easy to find a Cookie booth near you by going online, www.girlscoutcookies.org and enter your zip code to find a booth near you.  All proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay in the local community to support Girl Scouting in this region.

To schedule an interview contact Victoria Upton, vupton@gscnc.org .

Key Dates for the Cookie Season:

Friends and Family order Taking Begins        December 16, 2019

Cookie Booth Sales Begin                               February 7, 2020

Cookie Sales End                                             March 15, 2020

About Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital

Girl Scouts provides girls in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn new skills, explore STEM, discover the outdoors, become entrepreneurs, while making new friends and having fun! Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital serves the Greater Washington Region, with 86,171 members—59,272 girls and 26,895 adult volunteers and lifetime members. We believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit www.gscnc.org.