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Midwinter Doldrums? Girl Scout Cookie Sale to the Rescue

The annual cookie sale begins on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Some good news in the heart of winter in Ocean City: Thursday (Jan. 17) marks the beginning of the annual Girl Scout Cookies sale.

Girl Scouts will begin selling Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lots and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. All revenue from cookie sales goes directly to local troops, helping them raise money for special activities, field trips and service products.

Local troop leaders also integrate the cookie sale program into teaching girls goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and ethics.

Here's want you need to know about Girl Scout Cookies sale this year:

  • This year, the price of cookies will be $4 per box.
  • New this year: Mango Crèmes with Nutrafusion, described as: "A tangy, refreshing tropical treat packed with great taste AND vitamins! Crunchy vanilla and coconut cookies feature a mango-flavored crème filling with all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries."
  • Sales start on Jan. 17 in southern New Jersey. Girls can sell door-to-door if accompanied by an adult. And you can find troops selling cookies on future dates at local businesses such as Super Fresh, Wawa and Acme.
  • While cookie time lasts only through late February, cookies have a long shelf time and freeze well.
  • If you are not a cookie fan or are planning on sticking to your New Year's diet, many troops are participating in service projects that allow you to buy cookies for Troops serving overseas or another local organization.
  • To find cookies nearby, visit the cookie booth locator at www.girlscoutcookies.org or download the free mobile "Cookie Finder" app available for Android and Apple devices.

For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have a new look and a new purpose: to elevate the significance of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The iconic Girl Scout Cookie package showcases the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills and encourages alumnae to share their success stories.

Girls Scouts will also be sponsoring the Taste of Home Program a service project for sending Girl Scout Cookies to US soldiers serving overseas and Share in the Community Program, where a girl identifies an organization like a senior center, VA hospital or food bank that she would like to be the recipient of donated Girl Scout Cookies.

Anthony Philip Wilson January 16, 2013 at 12:30 PM
In the spirit of fighting the"doldrums"of winter I say we all ship Scott Ping some cookies.
Roy Smith January 16, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Howzabout the Gov?
Ed Sheppard January 16, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Any Girl Scout looking for an automatic sale, bring boxes of Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Shortbread to HomeCare Specialists/Bonded Babysitter's office at 1205A West Ave.
happycamper January 16, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Hi Mr. Sheppard! My name is Julia, and I am a cadette in our local Ocean City Troop 42422. I have school tomorrow, but I could bring you cookies tomorrow, directly after school, if you would like. Thank you for supporting Girl Scouts!
Ed Sheppard January 17, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Julia, our office is open until 5pm. We'd be more than happy to have you come by so we can support your troop.
happycamper January 17, 2013 at 12:17 PM
Thanks Mr Sheppard! I'll stop by right after school. Julia
Jamie L. January 17, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Good job Julia!! Mr. Sheppard purchased cookies from Samantha last year he is the best! Thank you Mr. Sheppard for supporting our Troop #42422!!!
Linda January 18, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Julia you are destined for a business development/customer service career and graduating to the CEO of whatever you want! Good job girl!
Ellen Byrne January 18, 2013 at 03:53 PM
local Girl Scouts will also be opening a store front on Asbury Ave for the duration of the cookie sale. We will send details to OC Patch when we are ready to go! Ellen
Eleanor January 19, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Like that character in that Aliens movie said - I only need to know one thing - where they are. I love Girl Scout cookies!
happycamper January 19, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Hey Eleanor! There are several places that I know of where you can buy some GS cookies this weekend. ShopRite in Marmora from 9am-5pm, Blitz's on 34th in Ocean City from 11am-1pm and the Seaville Acme from 12pm-6pm. Also tomorrow at the Acme in Ocean City from 12pm-4pm. Thank you for supporting Girl Scouting!! deb pestalozzi Troop 42422 Troop 44480

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