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BREAKING NEWS! Girl Scout Cookie Program has gone digital!
Proceeds Remain in Local Community
Cookies are $4.00 per box upon delivery, and all proceeds remain locally to fund both council and troop activities, maintain camp properties, fund recruitment and training of adult volunteers, and support council-wide initiatives.
Important 2015 Dates
Girl Scouts will begin taking cookie orders on January 16 and will end their initial pre-orders February 1. Girls may begin delivering cookies February 20 and will sell at various booth locations throughout our 23 parishes beginning Friday, February 27 – Sunday, March 15, 2015.
An online Cookie Finder to booth locations is available on the website. Enter your zip code to find the booth sale closest to you! Your favorite Girl Scout cookies is also just a mobile app away!
When you buy Girl Scout cookies, girls decide where the money goes. Our girls have big hearts and big imaginations, and Girl Scout cookies help bring out the confidence in a girl to turn her dreams into a reality. Through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls develop five essential skills including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Eight Varieties of Cookies, including a gluten-free cookie!
It wouldn’t be Girl Scout Cookie time without favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, and more. All cookies are preservative-free, kosher, with zero trans fat per serving.
We are excited to announce two new Girl Scout Cookies, Rah Rah Raisins and Toffee-tastic, the latest cookie innovation from Little Brownie Bakers – a gluten-free Girl Scout Cookie, which we’ll be piloting for the 2015 sale.
Rah-Rah Raisins is a crispy oatmeal cookie loaded with plump raisins and Greek yogurt flavored chunks. Toffee-tastic are rich buttery cookies packed with golden toffee bits bursting with flavor. Our gluten-free Toffee-tastic cookies will be sold at $5 per box.
Gift of Caring
Many Girl Scout troops participate in Gift of Caring, a community service project in which girls encourage customers to buy cookies for donation to a non-profit organization selected by the troop. In 2014 over 13,000 boxes of cookies were donated to nearly 200 local community organizations and non-profits such as the Ronald McDonald House in New Orleans, the Bishop Ott Women and Children’s Shelter in Baton Rouge, local firefighters, police, and hospitals, with a significant number of cookies going to military men and women serving overseas, sending them through organizations like Operation We Care and Blue Star Mothers of LA, as well as to units where Girl Scouts had family members and friends.
Introducing iGive, the council’s Virtual Gift of Caring
The council is offering an optional “iGive” virtual Council Gift of Caring for the 2015 Cookie Program, with cookies going to Second Harvest Food Bank, Baton Rouge Food Bank, and Blue Star Mothers. The council delivers the cookies; volunteers and girls do not handle any of these boxes. While we expect this convenient program to be popular, it is just an option, and troops may still participate in the traditional Gift of Caring where the troop selects its own charity and delivers Gift of Caring cookies to the charity. Click here to see how iGive works!
Thank you for helping girls do great things!
Become a “smart cookie” and learn financial literacy through a fun and interactive session on Saturday, January 10! You’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with successful businesswomen from the community, as you enhance your businessand financial knowledge while boosting your self esteem and leadership skills. Seniors and Ambassadors will also get the chance to take a tour of UNO campus! Smart Cookie U is a fun way to put your newfound skills into practice as you prepare for the largest, girl led business in the country: the Girl Scout Cookie Program!
Event Code: SCU001
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: University of New Orleans, Lindy C. Boggs Int’l Conference Center, 2045 Lakeshore Dr., Suite #248, New Orleans LA, 70122
Fee: $12 per girl
Notes: Senior, Ambassador, and adult volunteers are needed for Smart Cookie U. Contact Maya Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-364-3259 to learn ways to help!