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Attention Cookie Lovers: Girl Scout Cookies battle it out in the polls to see who's #1!


February 6, 2008

Vote for Connecticut’s Favorite Girl Scout Cookie at www.cookievote.com

Hartford, Conn., February 5, 2008 — As the national candidates complete their primary in Connecticut to win the top spot during this election season, another heated battle is baking beneath the surface and the race to see who’s number one is getting closer. It seems as if Thin Mints are catching up to the ever-popular Samoas and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut are keeping the battle alive with www.cookievote.com where every vote counts. This year, the Girl Scouts are seeking the public’s vote for Connecticut’s favorite Girl Scout cookie. State residents are asked to visit www.cookievote.com and cast their vote for their favorite Girl Scout cookie. The Web site features information and fun facts about the eight different cookies sold in Connecticut.

Since January 11th, there have been nearly 5000 votes cast on the website. Don’t be left out of the democratic process, voting ends April 10, 2008. The cookie receiving the most votes will be unveiled as Connecticut’s Girl Scout Cookie at an official ceremony on April 17, 2008. The winning cookies in each of Connecticut’s eight counties will also be reported.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s foremost entrepreneurship learning experience for girls. Through participation, girls can earn Girl Scout Patches and Badges by completing age-appropriate activities, which develop their marketing, customer service and public speaking skills.

The cookie program depends on the public’s support for its success. With the merger of Connecticut’s five Girl Scout Councils, the Girl Scout Cookie Sale has now become one annual sale. Cookies booth sales will begin in March at your local shopping centers.

Proceeds from the cookie program directly benefit all of the Connecticut Girl Scouts in your communities, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which you buy your cookies. Be sure to ask your local Girl Scouts if their troop is participating in the Gift of Caring Program. Through the Gift of Caring program, cookies may be purchased for a local charity that the girls are supporting.

For more information on how you can purchase Girl Scout cookies please call 1-800-882-5561. To vote for Connecticut’s favorite Girl Scout cookie visit www.cookievote.com.


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