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Cookies for a great cause

Girl Scouts are now taking cookie orders for delivery mid-Feburary

Local Girl Scouts are now taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies, to be delivered in mid-February. Girl Scouting is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the lemony Savannah Smiles cookie, honoring the birthplace of this iconic organization. There are eight varieties, which sell for $4 a box; all of the proceeds support local Girl Scouts and programs.

Girl Scout Cookies are kosher foods and there are zero grams of trans fat per serving.

This annual program is the leading financial literacy program for girls in the U.S., teaching them five essential skills they'll use for the rest of their lives: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Girls can earn money to pay their way to Girl Scout camp and other fun and exciting opportunities.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program enables girls to attend camp, have endless enjoyable learning opportunities (Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls) and learn valuable leadership skills.

Don't know a Girl Scout but want cookies? Call the Cookie Hotline: 888-474-9686 ext. 201, and leave a message including the name of your town, and someone will get back to you.

At this time, cookie booth sales will begin and run through early March.

For more information, call 888-474-9686, or visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves more than 14,500 girls across New Hampshire and Vermont, thanks to support from 5,500 trained and dedicated volunteers. This year, they are celebrating 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.