It's Girl Scout cookie time

Cookie sales start Monday.
Aaron Krause
Jan 5, 2014

Beginning Monday, 2014 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) will continue their 100-year tradition of the Girl Scout Cookie Sale.

The 2014 lineup includes favorites such as Thin Mints, Samoas, DO-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Savannah Smiles.

The cookie program activity is the nation's largest girl-led business and the leading financial literacy program for girls.

The program, designed for girls in grades K-12, is a key element of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

The sale begins with girls taking orders from families, friends and neighbors at their homes and offices.

For those who miss out on the in-person sales, they can still find their favorite cookies being sold at booth sales beginning March 14, when troops will set up in front of local businesses and shopping centers across the area. People can download a cookie booth locator app for the iPhone and Android devices by texting **GSCookies. The sale ends on March 30.

Cookies cost $4 per package and the proceeds remain in northeast Ohio to benefit girls and the communities in which they live. For more information, visit www.gsneo.org/cookies or call (888) 9-Thin Mint to be connected to a Girl Scout troop selling cookies in your neighborhood.

Last year, cookie customers who donated their purchase to the GSNEO Gift of Caring project -- Operation: Sweet Appreciation -- sent 37,525 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to members of the military serving overseas.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio serves 35,000 girls and 14,000 adult volunteer members through an 18-county region, including Huron, Erie, Lorain, Sandusky and Seneca counties.

Comments

swiss family

wow.....@ $4.00 a box, there had better be at least 50cookies per box.....

Windy

They are not charging by the cookie, they are charging by the calorie. So, when you look at it this way, it is actually a pretty good deal.

Bay

Based on the amount of money the scouts get for each box sold and the number of cookies you get they are not worth it. A friend offered to make a cash donation to his niece's troop in place of buying the cookies but she refused since she got no credit for selling cookies. Maybe if that option was available the price of the cookies would again come down and the amount in the box would increase.

AuntieEm

Not the best bargain out there but if you do choose to make a donation it used to be set up that the box of cookies your donation paid for would go to a local food pantry or shelter. Most everyone loves Girl Scout cookies and the organization knows that. We were taught in our cookie chairman training class a few years ago the number 1 reason people didn't buy cookies was because they were not asked. Good luck girls it's still a great organization.

ladydye_5

The boxes get smaller and the prices go HIGHER. I can't believe that Michele Obama hasn't banned Girl Scout Cookies yet. I mean they can NOT be healthy. There is way too much sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and lord knows what else. Calories...too many calories! Ban the cookies!

JMOP

Oh no! She loves them Girl Scout cookies. They even let her name a box. The "Thank You Berry Munch" ones. Of course they had to drop the word a-$-$ in front of Munch though.

methodman

Bit-ches. Dont like em don't buy em. Only 20 cigs in a pack $5. Go buy a value meal instead.

deertracker

LOL!

methodman

Bit-ches. Dont like em don't buy em. Only 20 cigs in a pack $5. Go buy a value meal instead.

starryeyes83

The store I went in a few years ago, the little girl was yelling at the top of her lungs over to the other aisle. "Hey ya want cookies!! "... The mother apparently didn't teach her how to be polite. Yeah they didn't get too many sales that day.

Bay

Sell them to Marcy.

TheGravyWhisperer

...this mocking must stop ...won't be long we'll be pitching sass about those poor g@y boy scouts...

Bay

Why would we mock the boy scouts? $15 for popcorn is a steal.

ladydye_5

I don't like their popcorn, always tastes stale.

TheGravyWhisperer

...don't know why you'd say that ...tasted just like last years...