It's Cookie Time!
During Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's Cookie Sale, Feb. 11 - March 19, you're investing in more than just a tasty treat. You're helping girls learn essential life skills like goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Girl Scout Cookies not only help girls earn money for fun, educational activities, camping, and community service projects, they also play a role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers and Leaders) as they learn skills that set them up for success.
NEW S'mores Cookies!
This year, there's a new Girl Scout S'mores cookie to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scout Cookies! Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's new S'mores cookie is a crispy graham cookie double-dipped in yummy creme icing and finished with a scrumptious chocolatey coating. S'mores, which are vegan and free of artificial colors, preservatives and partially hydrogenated oils, are the ninth cookie variety.
Priced at the same $4 per package, with all proceeds staying in Kansas to support local Girl Scouts, the 2017 Cookie Lineup includes: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Thanks-A-Lots, S'mores and the gluten-free Trios.
Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scout Cookies
A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world – the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The first-known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts was in 1917, when the Mistletoe Girl Scout Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, did what Girl Scouts everywhere do: They had a great idea, got together, and took action to make it a reality. They decided to fund their projects by selling homemade cookies, and the idea spread!
Share cookies with soldiers, charities
The Girl Scouts' commitment to giving back continues each year, as girls not only invest their cookie earnings into service projects across Kansas, they also give customers the option of sharing cookies with service men and women, their families, and local charities like the Kansas Food Bank and Catholic Charities.
Through Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland's Cookie Share Program, Cookie Sale customers can simply purchase a package of cookies and donate it. Since the Cookie Share Program started in 2010, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has distributed more than 117,500 packages of cookies to members of the military and local charities, including 23,000 "Cookie Shares" in 2016.
Make plans today to invest in local girls and your community by supporting the Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Looking for a local Girl Scout, aka Cookie Boss? To find cookies, just enter your zip code in the cookie finder, call the Cookie Hotline at 888-686-MINT, or download the free, official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app for iOS and Android devices. Thank you for supporting local Girl Scouts!