BUSINESS

Girl Scouts' Cookie Program begins Jan. 17

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Girl Scouts from across southeast Louisiana will start selling delicious Girl Scout cookies Jan. 17.

"There is no better example of entrepreneurship among youth today than the Girl Scout Cookie Program," said Alisha Moore, Vice President of Sales at Girl Scouts Louisiana East.

While nationally Girl Scouts sell over 200 million boxes annually, last year southeast Louisiana Girl Scouts sold over 1 million boxes of cookies with 214 girls selling at least 500 boxes each, including three "Cookie Moguls" who sold over 2,000 boxes each.

Through the Cookie Program, girls are able to earn money towards fun and exciting girl-planned program activities as well as contribute to their council's ability to provide Girl Scouting in the community.

Girl Scouts will take their initial cookie orders Jan. 17 – Feb. 2 and will sell them at booth locations throughout the council's 23 parishes Feb. 28 - March 16.

Cookies are $4 per box upon delivery. This year's cookie line-up includes Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Thank You Berry Munch, and Savannah Smiles.

Customers will be able to find the location and times of Girl Scout cookie booth sales online.

All Cookie proceeds remain within the council's jurisdiction funding troop activities with the remainder helping the council to maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers and support council initiatives.

Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves girls 5-to-17 in the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

For more information about Girl Scouts, call the council office in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.