Look Around Lubbock: Local Girl Scouts open cookie sales this we

Look Around Lubbock: Local Girl Scouts open cookie sales this weekend

World’s Largest Girl-Led Business Kicks Off at Cookies NOW! Lubbock

WHAT: Approximately 600 Girl Scouts are expected to attend Cookies Now!, an event where girls age 5 to 18 pick up more than 85,000 packages of cookies to start their 2018 Girl Scout Cookie business.

S’mores are back! The crispy graham cookies, double-dipped in crème icing and covered with a chocolatey coating, proved to be an instant favorite following their debut in 2017. S’mores join returning favorites that include Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, Thanks-a-Lots and Lemonades. Some troops also sell gluten-free Trios.

WHEN: Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:00 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Girls pick up their initial stock of cookies

WHERE: Indiana Avenue Baptist Church - 9507 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79423


· Ribbon cutting hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

· Approximately 600 girls, ages 5-18, along with their parents, will pick up more than 85,000 packages of Girl Scout cookies to start their 2018 cookie business.

· Four to six 18-wheelers will deliver 7,000 cases of cookies to supply Lubbock-area girls with their initial stock of cookies.

· Members of our Media Corps, spokesgirls during the Girl Scout year, will be available to speak about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

We’re the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains

We’re 28,000 strong – 28,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world. It began more than 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions and talents. And with programs from the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles to Fort Worth, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing.

We’re the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, call 800-582-7272 or visit www.gs-top.org.

Our Council

Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains covers 81 counties. Offices and service centers are located in Lubbock, Plainview, Amarillo, Abilene, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Southlake and Wichita Falls. Council headquarters is located in Fort Worth.

Our Mission Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

History Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912 – more than 100 years ago.

Girl Scouts Today

· In Girl Scouting, girls age 5-18 discover who they are, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.

· Girl Scouts is the best leadership experience for girls in the world, created specifically with and for girls.

· Girl Scouts are G.I.R.L.s - go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders of tomorrow.

· The Girl Scout effect is proven: in the U.S., 90 percent of female astronauts, 80 percent of female tech leaders, 75 percent of current senators, and 50 percent of female business owners are Girl Scout alumnae!

· Girl Scouts is unique in that everything we do at Girl Scouts is designed with and for girls. Research shows that girls learn best in an all-girl, girl-led environment in which their specific needs are addressed are met.

· The single-gender environment offered at Girl Scouts creates an inclusive, safe space where girls are free to explore their potential and take the lead without the distractions or pressures that can be found in a coed environment.

· Girl Scouts offers hands-on, girl-led, girl-centered learning in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship, and abundant opportunities to develop invaluable life skills,

· One of the foundations of Girl Scouts is an appreciation for nature and exposure to the great outdoors.

· Girls earn badges, explore the outdoors, learn life skills and participate in the Cookie Program. They improve their neighborhoods through service projects and they do all of this with their friends by their side.

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