Queen Anne’s County Girl Scouts will go door-to-door to begin taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies starting Saturday, January 7, 2012. This year local Girl Scouts will offer the six varieties – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos and new this year Savannah Smiles in honor of the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. All Girl Scout Cookies are free of preservatives and have zero trans fats. Cookies are $4.00 per box.
Girls are also taking donations of Girl Scout cookies for Operation Taste of Home and local community groups. The Operation Taste of Home cookies will be donated to our Armed Forces and local churches and food banks in Queen Anne’s County. Last year local donations exceeded 160 cases of cookies.
The Girl Scouts Cookie Program is about more than just great tasting cookies. The program has a lasting impact on girls’ lives by helping them to build life skills such as leadership, money management, decision-making, teamwork, and goal setting. The benefits of the Cookie Program have been hailed by many of today’s businesswomen, who cite selling Girl Scout Cookies was their first step toward successful careers.
All of the proceeds-every penny-remain in the area where the cookies are sold. This revenue is used to benefit girls, some of it directly by remaining in the Girl Scout troop treasuries, and some of it indirectly by funding Council-led programs for Girl Scouts.
Queen Anne’s County has over 350 Girl Scouts in 49 troops spread across the county and we continue to grow larger. Individuals interested in purchasing Cookies or donating to Operation Taste of Home may call Robin Lansinger at 410-758-5424 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.