Girl Scout cookie sales begin Friday, Jan. 10
Girl scout cookie season has arrived in Michiana.
Cookie sales will begin Friday, Jan. 10, and continue through March 11, according to a press release from the Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.
At $3.50 a box, this year’s cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots and Lemonades. There’s also a new flavor in the lineup for 2014 — Cranberry Citrus Crisps. This citrus-flavored cookie is made with whole grain and contains bits of cranberry, according to the press release.
Girl scouts in Elkhart County sold 91,194 boxes in 2012 and made $48,847 in profit from sales, according to Connie Frederick, product manager for the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.
Frederick said cookie sales are the No. 1 way for girls to raise money for their troops, councils and camp properties.
“We’re teaching our girls life skills that employers are looking for when they’re out to get a job, like business ethics and money management,” she said.
Cookie-selling booths in the Elkhart area can be located by visiting www.gsnim.org or through the Cookie Finder app available for Android and iPhone.