Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale begins today

February 28, 2009

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 28, 2008

Issaquah-area Girl Scouts will be at several local businesses selling eight varieties of cookies for $4 per box through March 15.

For many girls, the Girl Scout cookie program is their first entrepreneurial venture and helps foster a sense of achievement that resonates far into the future. Girl Scout cookies are only sold for three weeks, but the benefits for girls last throughout their entire lives.

A portion of the money raised goes directly to local troops selling cookies, which allows them to finance program goals and activities, such as field trips, camp outings and community service projects. The remainder is used to make Girl Scouting available to every girl in the area who would like to participate.

Proceeds also help Girl Scouts of Western Washington recruit and train volunteers, maintain campgrounds and support initiatives, such as outreach, science activities, career workshops and financial assistance.

Learn more about Girl Scouts here.

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