MARQUETTE—The 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program began Friday, Jan. 20, and area Girl Scouts are out selling Girl Scout cookies door-to-door until Feb. 5.
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) Council is now working with a new Girl Scout cookie baker and will now be offering some different and some new cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Shout Outs!, Thanks-A-Lots and Lemonades.
One box costs $3.50, or a case (12 boxes) can be purchased for $42.
The Girl Scout Council is also taking orders for those interested in sending a case of Girl Scout cookies to soldiers overseas for the cost of $42.
Girl Scouts who participate in the cookie program develop skills that will last a lifetime, such as goal-setting, money management, decision-making, business ethics and people skills.
“If you don’t have a Girl Scout in your family or neighborhood but would like to purchase cookies, call the Girl Scout Council at (888) 747-6945, and you will get connected with a local Girl Scout,” said a spokesperson.