The Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma 2013 Cookie Sale begins February 2 and concludes on March 17, 2013. This year’s varieties include Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, and Savannah Smiles. Cookies are still selling for just $3.50 per box.
While the cookies have the same great taste you love, you may notice a change to the packaging. In the first package design update since 1999, Girl Scouts is giving their cookie boxes an overhaul to highlight the real purpose of the $790-million cookie program, which is to teach girls five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
"Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but many customers don't realize that they're also helping girls build money management and people skills," said Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez. "The girl who sells you Thin Mints today may be running a business, reversing the deficit, and improving your community within a matter of years. Just ask our 59 million Girl Scout alumnae, including 70 percent of the women now serving as U.S. senators."
To celebrate this monumental program, Girl Scouts has named February 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Devon Energy will be hosting Girl Scouts grades K-12 that day from 9:30-11:00am to celebrate this special day. Girls will be exploring architectural careers by speaking with Devon Energy Engineers and building replicas of the Devon Energy Tower. Other girls will be exploring product packaging while building their own cookie packages to protect the product during shipment.
Judges for the product packages and Devon Energy Tower replicas will be KOCO’s Maggie Stokes, News 9’s Alex Cameron, GSWestOK CEO Shannon Evers and Devon Energy’s Rhonda Sifford and Kathey Howell.
Also, new this year is the “5 for Five!” program! Customers who purchase five boxes of cookies will be entered for a chance to win a fabulous cookie jar and five cases of cookies to fill it. The winner will be announced at Operation Cookie Drop, an event taking place April 27th which benefits those serving in the armed forces.
For more information about the cookie sale, please visit www.gswestok.org or call the Product Sales Department at 405-528-GIRL.
Located in 39 Oklahoma counties in the central, southwest and northwest region of the state, Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Through leadership-building programs, GSWEST offers girls pathways to explore their interests -- including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy lifestyles and activities like our High Adventure Team and summer camps, community service projects through our Bronze, Silver and Gold Award programs, environmental stewardships and more. Currently, GSWEST has more than 3,500 volunteers donating approximately 420,000 hours of service to girls. Since forming locally in 1935, more than 375,000 girls have benefited from Girl Scouts.