Girls Scouts hold open house, kick off cookie sale
Friday, January 25, 2013
MERRIMACK – Calling all girls ages 5-17. It’s time to discover, connect and take action by signing up for Girl Scouts. To find out more, come to the Scouts’ information night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the YMCA, 6 Henry Clay Drive.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls; registration is $12 a year. Through Girl Scouting, girls discover themselves and their values, connect with others, and help make the world a better place. They have a fun, make friends, and have new and exciting experiences in the pre-eminent leadership development program for girls in the U.S.
Adult leaders are needed, too. Volunteers receive training and learn marketable skills, make new friends and make a difference in girls’ lives. Busy schedule? Girl Scouts is tailored to fit your calendar, skills and interests, and there are many opportunities from individual events to travel. See www.girlscoutsgwm.org and click on “for adults” to see the many opportunities available.
Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 14,500 girls in New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to its 5,500 trained and dedicated volunteers. For more information or to register online, visit wwww.girlscoutsgwm.org or call 888-474-9686, ext. 175.
Local Girl Scouts are taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies, to be delivered in mid-February. Girl Scout Cookies are great cookies for a great cause. There are eight varieties that sell for $4 a box, and all proceeds support local Girl Scouts and programs.
Girl Scout Cookies are kosher foods and there are zero grams of trans fat per serving. Girl Scouting is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the lemony Savannah Smiles cookie, honoring the birthplace of the organization.
This annual program is the leading financial literacy program for girls in the U.S., teaching them five essential skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives: goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Girls can earn money to pay their way to Girl Scout camp and other opportunities.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program enables girls to attend camp, have endless enjoyable learning opportunities – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls – and learn valuable leadership skills.
Don’t know a Girl Scout but want cookies? Call the Cookie Hotline at 1-888-474-9686, ext. 201, and leave a message including the name of your hometown, and someone will get back to you.
Girl Scout Cookies will be delivered in the middle of February, when cookie booth sales begin and run through early March. You can use the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app at littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/find-girl-scout-cookies-on-your-mobile-phone/ to find a booth sale near you.