Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut now are taking orders for cookies and, for the first time since 1999, Girl Scout cookie boxes will have a new look.
The new design stays true to the organization’s heritage by using the trefoil and pictures of Girl Scouts in action.
The design also is intended to highlight the five skills that girls learn through the cookie program — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The cookie program is a large part of the Girl Scout experience, as it shows a girl what she can accomplish.
What kinds of cookies can be purchased
Available cookie flavors this year are:
—Dulce De Leche
—Thank U Berry Munch
Proceeds help local troop activities
The proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s cookie program stay in Connecticut and directly benefit scouting programs, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which the cookies were purchased.
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Girl Scouts use the cookie proceeds for many different activities. This can include helping out local animal shelters and support emergency personnel during times of hurricanes and nor’easters, to fund camping trips and other overnight activities, and to travel to places around New England and the country.
Cookies for Heroes program
The Cookies for Heroes program is back. Last year, more than 125,000 boxes were sent to U.S. service women and men, and this year the goal is to send even more.
The Cookies for Heroes service project allows customers to purchase cookies from their local Girl Scout, and then the Girl Scouts of Connecticut — along with community partners — will ship the cookies to military members serving overseas and at home.
Help girls discover their personal best
“Girl Scout supporters who purchase a box of cookies are investing in girl-led and girl-centered programming that helps girls discover their personal best; connect with others to build healthy relationships; and take action in their communities to make the world a better place,” according to a Girl Scout press release.
Girl Scout cookie fans who don’t know a Girl Scout can log on to gsofct.org and click on the cookie to connect with Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program in their town. Call 800-922-2770 for information.