Girl Scout Cookies – Kickoff event this Saturday

Press release

Owens Valley —Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada (GSSN) will celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Cookie Season with the Owens Valley Cookie Kickoff event.

The celebration is Saturday, January 7 at the Big Pine Town Hall from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. At the event, Girl Scouts will learn how to have a successful cookie program through interactive skill stations that teach five essential business skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics, and decision making.

Owens Valley Cookie Kickoff Event

Saturday, January 7

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Big Pine Town Hall

Cookie pre-sales will run January 8 through January 22, with deliveries in February. Troops will host cookie booths in front of retail shops and grocery stores from March 3 -26. To find cookie sellers and booth locations, visit: http://www.gssn.org/en/cookies/find-cookies.html

Girl Scout Cookies cost $5 per box, and 100% of the cookie program proceeds stay local. Girls decide how to spend their troop cookie money and reinvest it back into their neighborhoods through community service projects and learning experiences. Girls Scouts do amazing things with the money they earn, and it’s all powered by the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies. To celebrate, GSSN will introduce a commemorative Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie. The delicious s’mores-inspired crispy graham cookie is double-dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolate coating. Also included in the tasty 2017 cookie line-up are Gluten-Free Trios, Thanks-A-Lots, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, and of course, the famous Thin Mints.

All girls in grades K-12 can still join Girl Scouts to take part in the cookie program, making them eligible to earn badges, attend summer camp, join in community Girl Scout events, travel opportunities, and more. Registration information can be found at girlscouts.org/join.

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We’re the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. We’re 4,100 girls and 1,700 adult volunteers strong in northern Nevada and northeastern California, and we believe every girl can change the world. We are building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions, and talents. With incredible programs and great friends, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts, please call775.322.0642 or visit www.gssn.org.

 

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