Girl Scouts to kick off cookie booth sales Feb. 26-March 13

NEW ORLEANS — National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is Feb. 26-28, which coincides with the beginning of cookie booth sales in southeast Louisiana, The Girl Scouts have a mobile app that assists customers in finding cookie booth sales, by zip code or GPS.
“Customers can either download the official Cookie Finder app to their smartphone, or visit www.girlscoutcookies.org to find booth sale locations,” said Alisha Moore, Girl Scouts Louisiana East chief customer experience officer. “Girl Scouts are really embracing technology as an effective way to market and sell Girl Scout cookies.”
According to Moore, many of the Girl Scout troops plan to “bling” booths and delivery wagons, as they make their booths more attractive to cookie customers, while participating in local and national bling your booth and wagon contests.
The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, which ends locally on March 13, helps teach girls a lifetime of skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, according to the Girl Scouts Louisiana East news release.
Customers can support these entrepreneurs’ efforts by purchasing additional cookies for donation to the troops’ Cookie Share service projects. Cookie Share cookies are donated to a non-profit or service organization selected by the troop, like fire and police departments, and military troops serving overseas.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East is offering nine cookie varieties, including Trios, a gluten-free chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookie, available in limited quantities. Other cookies include: Thin Mint, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Thanks-A-Lot and Cranberry Citrus Crisps.
The gluten-free cookie box is $5. Other cookies are $4 per box, upon delivery.
All cookie program proceeds remain within the council’s jurisdiction, funding troop activities with the remainder helping the council to maintain properties, train and recruit volunteers, and support council initiatives.
For more information about Girl Scouts call the council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, in Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.

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