Girl Scouts kick off booth sales

LOGO Girl_Scouts greenHOUSTON – Girl Scouts and Brownies made last week’s Houston Board of Alderman meeting a little sweeter.

Girls from GSA Troops 20101, 20347, 23119 and 23125 came to the March 12 board meeting and brought Girl Scout Cookies for city leaders and reminded them they will be selling them at booths around the community this month.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program supports girls in their development of leadership skills and so much more,” said Jenny Jones, GSHS Director of Marketing and Communications. “We want to thank everyone for supporting the girls as they begin this year’s program. Every time you support girls through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, you are increasing girls’ abilities to make the world a better place in your own community.”

Booth sales are the second phase of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale and, unlike the traditional door-to-door sales technique, see booth set up in the community to sell cookies.

Booth locations, dates and times for Girl Scout Cookie sales are.

• Factory Connection, 115 North Jackson St.

– March 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– March 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Save-A-Lot, 945 East Madison St.

– March 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– March 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Grocer’s Pride, 440 West Madison St.

– March 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

– March 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We want to thank Save-A-Lot, Grocer’s Pride and Factory Connection for allowing us to set up booths at their businesses,” said Olivia Dendy, of Girl Scout Troop 23119. “This is the biggest fundraiser that we do and it allows us to fund a lot of activities and trips for the girls.”

Dianne Willis, of Girl Scout Troop 20347, said Girls Scout cookie sales teaches girls how to communicate and manage money. She said Girl Scouts also teaches community service

“We recently put together birthday boxes for Fernbrook and the girls planned and put together the event,” said Willis. “We try to stay busy and keep the girls active doing community service projects.

This year, Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating the release of a new cookie box design. To celebrate, Feb. 8 has been designated National Girl Scout Cookie Day. The goal of this day will be to raise awareness of the five skills that Girl Scouts gain through the cookie program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

All proceeds raised through the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council cookie program remain within the council and help to facilitate the needs of local Girl Scout troops. Buy cookies.  Support girls.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.   Girl Scouts Heart of the South encompasses 59 counties in east Arkansas, north Mississippi and west Tennessee.  The combined membership is approximately 12,000 girls served with the help of over 3,500 volunteers.  The headquarters are located in Memphis, Tennessee, at 717 S. White Station Road.  To find out more, visit them online at www.girlscoutshs.org.

 

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