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Girl Scout cookies go on sale Friday

Statement issued Monday:

Fort Wayne, IN – January 9, 2011 - Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. This year, as they celebrate their Year of the Girl – 100th Anniversary, Girl Scout cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, January 13, continuing through March 13. For $3.50 per box, customers can help girls build business skills and gain financial knowledge as they sell these Girl Scout Cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Shout Outs!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and helps girls build important life and leadership skills. Through cookie program activities, girls learn how to plan, build teams, speak up, make decisions, solve problems and manage resources. These skills help girls learn to be leaders – ultimately in their own lives and in our communities. Girls are the main beneficiaries of all Girl Scout cookie activities, directly and indirectly. While learning valuable life skills and earning money for their troops, the girls decide how to spend that money to achieve their troop projects and goals. “We don’t know of any other youth-oriented activity where the girls themselves decide what to do with the money they earn,” says Connie Frederick, Product Program Manager.

Visit www.gsnim.org to find a Cookie Booth near you, or to participate in our Cookie Share program; which provides cookies to military troops and personnel. If you don’t know a Girl Scout in your area or would like additional information, please call the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana at 800.283.4812.

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