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Girl Scout Cookies Go on Sale in Booths on Friday

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Thousands of Girl Scouts are getting their cookie selling strategies in place as they gear up to begin booth sales on Friday throughout eastern Washington. Thousands of Girl Scouts are getting their cookie selling strategies in place as they gear up to begin booth sales on Friday throughout eastern Washington.

TRI-CITIES, WA - The wait is almost over. Thousands of Girl Scouts are getting their cookie selling strategies in place as they gear up to begin booth sales on Friday throughout eastern Washington. 500,000 boxes of cookies have arrived in the region.

Girl Scouts are preparing to sell the Super Six Girl Scout cookies, Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs and Savannah Smiles outside stores and retail establishments. Through product sales, Girl Scouts earn money for troop activities which include community service, field trips to earn badges, resident and day camp and travel. 

As the largest girl-led business in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is not just about selling cookies. When a girl sells cookies, the program aims to help her build a lifetime of skills and confidence, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics-aspects essential to leadership, to success and to life.

During the cookie sale, local Girl Scouts also ask their customers to purchase and donate cookies for various Gift of Caring projects.

Operation Troop to Troop is the largest such project in this area where the donated cookies are given to our local service men and women. Along with the donated cookies, Girl Scouts have included handwritten "thank you" letters and posters of encouragement to our service men and women. 

The Girl Scout cookies are still $4 per box and $4.25 per box in Idaho.

Booth sale cookies will be available until April 13.

To find your Girl Scout cookies through the COOKIE LOCATOR, go to www.gscookiebiz.com and type in your zip code. It will tell you where and when to find cookies in your neighborhood. 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is seeking adult volunteers to work with troops forming in the summer and fall of 2014. More than 20 adult volunteers are needed to fill the gap for forming troops. Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can join Girl Scouts in a traditional troop at any point during the year as long as there are five girls and two leaders in the troop. 

Contact local representative Mara Sorkin at 509-737-7549, msorkin@gsewni.org to learn more about volunteering with Girl Scouts.

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