Thin Mints…Tagalongs…Samoas…all Americans have their favorite variety of these highly treasured, traditional once-a-year cookie treats. According to the Girl Scouts website, order sales officially began January 5 and will be delivered in early March.
If you don’t know a Girl Scout personally, that’s okay. Modern technology has enabled anyone to order cookies through their site. You can fill out a form on http://www.gsofct.org/pages/BuyCookies.php , you can email product firstname.lastname@example.org , or you can call (800) 922-2770 ext. 3305.
For those who like to purchase cookies directly from troops in the community, the girls are out and about, selling from tables in locations around town. Sales at booths will begin on March 2 and end on March 31, 2013.
This year, the price of a box holds steady at $4 a box. When you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, you are not just purchasing a tasty snack for you and your family. You are helping the youth of America learn marketing, money managing, planning, and direct sales skills. As stated on their website, “The Girl Scout Cookie Program enables girls to learn life skills and realize their goals all while having fun! Customers get a great product and the opportunity to support girls in their community. The proceeds support troop/group treasuries, help girls fund their Girl Scout experience and provide important revenue that is used by the Council to support quality programs for over 46,500 girls in Connecticut.”
Looking for a booth in Southington? The locations nearest Southington posted so far are in Bristol and New Britain, but I’ll update this list as March approaches.
Bristol- St Anthony Church on March 2 & 3
Bristol- St Matthew Church on March 10
New Britain- Stop & Shop on March 9, 10 & 16
No matter how you purchase your Girl Scout cookies, just make sure you do soon or you’ll have to hope the neighbors froze some and are willing to share.