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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Celebrates National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!


January 30, 2014

Girl Scouts in Connecticut and throughout the nation are celebrating Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, as National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, in honor of the skills learned through the Cookie Program.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a celebration of the world’s largest girl-led business and the five skills a girl learns from selling cookies: people skills, money management, decision making, business ethics, and goal setting.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will be hosting a “packing party” on Friday, February 7, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at South Church in East Hartford. In partnership with a local VFW, local Girl Scouts will help pack cookies for distribution to local veterans. Girl Scouts will be able to make cards for their heroes and enjoy the fun of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! This packing party is a part of Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Gift of Caring program, Cookies for Heroes, and media are invited to attend.

“We’re asking all of our cookie fans in Connecticut to log onto our website and learn more about the Cookie Program,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “The packing party is our way of showcasing all the good that Girl Scout cookies do, and, in particular, what our Girl Scouts do on a daily basis to make their communities a better place. Girl Scouts are there when called upon to help, and they’ll be busy making these care packages for our local veterans!”

The Cookies for Heroes service project allows the public to purchase Girl Scout Cookies in support of Girl Scouting, our veterans and active duty military members at home and overseas, as well as local community heroes. Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will deliver the cookies. Visit www.cookiesforheroes.com for more information and to send a thank you note to members of the military.

Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Dulce De Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Savannah Smiles are all available. Click on the cookie on the right to connect with Girl Scouts participating in the Cookie Program in your town.


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