2006 Girl Scout Cookie Sale to help rebuild camps
damaged by Hurricane Katrina
It was the efforts of Girl Scout entrepreneurs in the first Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana-sponsored Cookie Sale in 1969 that helped the Girl Scouts build Camp Whispering Pines in Independence. Now, 37 years later, with Girl Scout Camp Covington and Camp Whispering Pines damaged from Hurricane Katrina, the Council is relying once again on its young members to hold a successful Cookie Sale, which begins January 21.
"This year's cookie theme is Be Brilliant," said Jackie Alexander, chief executive officer at the Girl Scout Council. "All Girl Scouts are 'brilliant' in countless ways. This year we've added a friendly science focus, which comes with exciting experiments and activities for troop fun. And as girls learn that science is an interesting part of everyday life, they also learn the rewards of attaining their goals and the knowledge that it is because of their efforts that the Council can rebuild its camping facilities as well as support other Council-wide initiatives."
Little Brownie Baker, the Council's official baker for the 2006 Cookie sale program activity, has added a Café Cookie, a crisp cookie with a gourmet taste and a hint of cinnamon spice, to the eight different varieties of Girl Scout cookies being sold.
Cookies are $3.50 per box upon delivery, and are also preservative-free and kosher. The Tagalongs and reduced fat Lemon Coolers have zero trans fat, which gives customers new healthy alternatives. A portion of the Cookie sale proceeds goes to the local Girl Scout troops to fund their troop activities with the remainder helping the Council.
One way to support the Girl Scout Cookie sale is by participating in its Gift of Caring community service project in which girls encourage customers to buy cookies for donation to a non-profit organization selected by the troop.
Girl Scouts will begin taking cookie orders on January 21. Cookies will be delivered beginning March 4 and will be sold at various booth locationsthroughout the 13 parishes served by the Council from March 4 - 19.
"Setting high troop goals, building business and communication skills, serving the community - these are some of the powerful themes of action-packed Girl Scout troops and groups," said Anna Levata, Cookie Sale Executive. "By supporting Girl Scouts in their annual sale, community members are encouraging girls to discover their unique talents and skills. Through the Cookie activity Girl Scouts today are preparing for tomorrow!"
For more information about the Girl Scout Cookie Sale, please call the Council office at (504) 733-8220 or (800) 644-7571 or email email@example.com. Orders will not be taken until January 21, when the sale begins and will be fulfilled by local Girl Scout troops.
(504) 733-8220, ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org