Girl Scout cookie season now through March

| January 13, 2015

Though I’ve experienced it year after year, I still can’t wait for the start of Girl Scout Cookie season! Our Girl Scout Cookie Program runs now through March 22 and I couldn’t be more excited to see all the ways communities will show their support for our local Girl Scouts as they develop their budding business skills.

The Cookie Program helps our girls gain and build five essential skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.  These skills will help them create bright futures for themselves and their communities. The Cookie Program also gives our girls the opportunity to earn money for troop activities, trips, and camping. Plus, it helps the council maintain great Girl Scout facilities for member and community use, while also providing financial assistance and other special opportunities for girls.

As we launch into this amazing new cookie season, we’ll celebrate the 40th birthday of Samoas, offer customers a way to send cookies to troops overseas through our Operation Salute program, and help hungry customers locate cookies through the Cookie Request Form available on our website at In the meantime, we thank you for supporting Girl Scouts in your area. Your investment in a box (or several boxes) of cookies helps us deliver the best leadership experiences for girls and make good on our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

We’re 3.2 million strong—3.2 million girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world. It began over 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 coast to coast and across oceans, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing. We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, headquartered in Columbus, serves more than 24,715 girls and 7,337 adult members and volunteers in 30 counties: Adams, Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Wayne and Wyandot.

For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) 621-7042 or visit

Tammy H. Wharton

CEO, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council

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