Saturday, February 11, 2012

Operation Thin Mint

Photo Credit: Operation Thin Mint

It's Girl Scout Cookie season. The time when you can't walk into a supermarket or office without a little girl in uniform or her mom asking if you would like to buy a box of delicious Samoas, Tagalongs, or Do-Si-Dos. At $4 per box and only running once per year, these Girl Scouts prey on the appetites and goodwill of thousands of cookie consumers.

Alas, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is for a good cause. This year's season happens January 29 to March 11, and the $700 million dollar program is the largest girl-led business in the country.  Girls learn about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.  Most of the money from the $4 box stays local, going to programs and services for the girls.  In San Diego, Girl Scouts have been collecting donations since 2002 to send millions of cookies and notes to the troops overseas through Operation Thin Mint.  Hungry yet?  Click here to use the Cookie Locator to find a troop selling cookies in your area.

Girl Scouts USA, founded in 1912, is a leadership organization for girls that allows them to cultivate friendships, serve their communities, and enrich their lives with exciting experiences in an accepting and nurturing environment.  Now in their 100th year, the Girl Scouts organization is celebrating a century of leadership, fun, and friendship.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character,who make the world a better place.

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