Girl Scouts eye cookie sea­son

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STEVENSVILLE — Girl Scouts of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay is gear­ing up for yet an­other suc­cess­ful cookie pro­gram. To kick-off this com­ing Girl Scout Cookie pro­gram, dig­i­tal or­der tak­ing be­gan Satur­day, Dec. 15.

This year, lo­cal Girl Scouts will of­fer eight va­ri­eties of Girl Scout Cook­ies — Thin Mints, Samoas, Ta­ga­longs, Tre­foils, Do-si-dos, Sa­van­nah Smiles, Girl Scout S’mores, and the gluten-free Tof­fee-tas­tic.

Girl Scout Cook­ies are

$4 per box, ex­cept for Tof­fee-tas­tic and Girl Scout S’mores, which are $5 per box. In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in pur­chas­ing cook­ies and/ or do­nat­ing cook­ies to Op­er­a­tion Taste of Home may call the Cookie Hot­line at

1-800-YUM-YUM2.

Fol­low­ing the start of dig­i­tal or­der tak­ing, cookie booth sales will be­gin on Fri­day, Feb. 1, 2019, through­out the Del­marva Penin­sula. Girls are also ac­cept­ing do­na­tions of Girl Scout cook­ies for Op­er­a­tion Taste of Home and lo­cal com­mu­nity groups. The Op­er­a­tion Taste of Home cook­ies will be do­nated to our Armed Forces and lo­cal agen­cies, such as food banks and pantries, blood banks, cancer cen­ters, and youth pro­grams. To lo­cate a cookie booth sale in your area, go to gscb.org/cook­ies, click Find Cook­ies, then en­ter your zip code.

The Girl Scouts Cookie Pro­gram is about more than just de­li­cious cook­ies. By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Girl Scout Cookie Pro­gram, girls learn five skills that last into adult­hood — goal set­ting, de­ci­sion-mak­ing, money man­age­ment, peo­ple skills and busi­ness ethics. The pro­gram also raises funds to sup­port Troop and Coun­cil pro­grams. The ben­e­fits of the Cookie Pro­gram have been hailed by many of to­day’s busi­ness­women, who cite sell­ing Girl Scout Cook­ies as their first step to­ward suc­cess­ful ca­reers.

PHOTO BY AN­GELA PRICE

Girl Scout Troop 591 re­minds the crowd cook­ies are com­ing soon with their float in the Cen­tre­ville Christ­mas Pa­rade on Dec. 7.

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