The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA (GSEP) begin sales of their famous cookies Thursday, Jan. 16, and will continue cookie sales through March 9.
In addition to providing cookie-lovers with that special "only comes around once a year" feeling, the program also gives participating Girl Scouts the chance to hone five important life skills: goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills and decision making.
The cost for a box of cookies is $4. There are two new cookie flavors available this year – the Cranberry Citrus Crisp and the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread (GSEP has partnered with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness to promote the new gluten-free cookie).
Also available for 2014 will be the mainstays: Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and Peanut Butter Sandwiches.
Girl Scout Cookie Fun Facts
The Girl Scout cookie program began right here in Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia in 1933.
The cost of a box of cookies in 1933 was just 23 cents.