Girl Scouts Roll Out New Boxes to Kick Off 2013 Cookie SeasonDES MOINES, Iowa – Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) can’t wait to kick off the 2013 cookie season, set to run from February 1 through March 17. This year, the organization will be introducing a new cookie and all new cookie boxes, which help explain how important the cookie program truly is.
“Our cookie program helps girls develop the skills they need to succeed in the world today, skills that last a lifetime,” GSGI CEO Jamie Boersma said. “We are thrilled about the new boxes and know Girl Scout cookie lovers will love them, too. Not only have they received a complete makeover, but they now showcase what we’re all about here at Girl Scouts: girl leadership,” Boersma said.
For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have an updated look and purpose: to elevate the significance of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, a $790-million girl-led business. The iconic Girl Scout Cookie package now features the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
While Girl Scouts is very excited about the cookie box overhaul, they are just as excited about the release of their new cookie, “Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion™,” which combines a crispy cookie with the taste of the tropics. These vanilla and coconut cookies are filled with a tangy mango-flavored crème enhanced with nutrients derived from fruits.
Girl Scouts can’t wait to start selling the new cookie, (along with all of your old favorites,) showing customers the packages’ ‘new and improved look,’ while making the 2013 cookie season the best yet! Beginning February 15th, you can find cookies near you by visiting www.girlscoutsiowa.org and clicking on “Booth Locator.”
Oskaloosa Girl Scouts will be able to start cookie sales on Feb. 1st. with booth sales at local businesses starting after Feb. 15th. Please support your local Girl Scouts and thank the businesses that are allowing the Girl Scouts to have booth sales at their locations.