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Girl Scouts from Troop 159 energize Main Street as they attempt to sell Girl Scout Cookies to rush-hour traffic in front of Legacy Furniture in Middlebury in February 2012. From the left are Kaylee Fredrychowski, Bridget Petersheim, and Alyssa Bollinger, all of whom are from Heritage Intermediate School in Middlebury. (Truth Photo By Mark Shephard, File) (Mark Shephard)
Girl Scout cookie sales begin Friday, Jan. 10
Posted on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 8, 2014 at 5:13 p.m.

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.