FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 2016
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians
6101 Enterprise Park Dr., Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37416
800-474-1912, Ext. 2021
100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies Starts NOW!
Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians kicking off the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program on Jan. 13 with some sweet milestones. This year marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts, and our brand new Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies are available for customers to try.
Girl Scout Cookies help Girl Scouts earn money for activities and community service projects, and also play a role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)™ as they learn essential life skills.
Today, nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the Cookie Program, generating almost $800 million in cookie sales during the average season. All the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—100 percent of it— stays with the local council and troops. Over 50 million households nationwide purchase cookies every season.
Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold helps power thousands of experiences for girls. Additionally, through cookie earnings, consumers help propel Girl Scouts’ big ideas into reality, while ensuring local troops thrive and grow.
Girls will take initial orders from January 13 through the beginning of February. If you know a Girl Scout or a Girl Scout family, ask if they have a girl selling this year and place your order with them. Cookie booths run February 24-March 19, and can be located by visiting girlscoutcookies.org or by downloading our Cookie Finder app!
On a diet? Donate to Operation: Appreciation, our council's Gift of Caring program. The Girl Scout troop will receive the proceeds from your donation and the council will send a corresponding amount of boxes to the U.S. Armed Forces.
About the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is 10 thousand girls and volunteers strong in 46 counties in the Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities metro areas. The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is open to all girls from kindergarten to high school senior, and girls are welcome to join throughout the year. For more information on how you can help every girl to have access to all the amazing Girl Scout opportunities available to her, please visit www.girlscoutcsa.org or call 800-474-1912.