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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 18, 2014

Girl Scout cookie sales set

Jan 25, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois cookie sales will be Feb. 2 through March 17. The Girl Scouts will be selling a new cookie and new packaging.

The cookie packaging has been updated to include stories of what Girl Scouts do today, including what girls learn from experience by being Girl Scouts.

Two cookies, the Lemonades and the Thanks-A-Lots, will have recyclable film packaging. This is a part of an eco-friendly packaging initiative and is expected to reduce 300 tons of paperboard entering the waste system,

The new cookie, the Mango Crème, is a tropical-inspired sandwich crème cookie with Nutrifusion.

The cookie sale is the largest girl-led business in the country and provides vital financial support for individual, troop, and council initiatives.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is so much more than a sale. It’s a way for girls to develop five business skills that they’ll use throughout their lives: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics,” said Nikki Habben, vice president of operations and leader of the annual cookie sale for the council.

The price for the eight varieties of cookies is $3.50 a box. All of the proceeds — approximately 75 percent — stay in the council.

For those who would like to purchase cookies, but don’t know a Girl Scout, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org for a list of cookie booths.

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