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Cookie jar looking a little empty? When you reach into the cupboard are you only finding crumbs? No need to fret; the annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Cookie Program kicks off with GO Day on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

We are proud to partner with Little Brownie Bakers for the 2014 and 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Programs. Little Brownie has baked Girl Scout Cookies for more than 30 years. There will be eight delicious Girl Scout Cookie varieties available – Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche.

All cookies are sold at $4 per package. Proceeds from the cookie program stay within the community to benefit local girls. Troops use the money for everything from field trips to community service projects. With these funds, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri can also deliver programs for girls, provide training for adult volunteers and maintain our three local Girl Scout camps.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led enterprise in the country, engaging girls with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy - goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

The cookie program is also the most comprehensive money management program for girls. Knowing how to make, manage, spend, save and invest money is a skill that extends far beyond the cookie season. Many successful women leaders report that their first entrepreneurial experience came from selling Girl Scout Cookies.

There will be many opportunities for customers to buy cookies. Initial orders will be taken between GO Day, January 11 and February 2, with additional orders taken from February 3 to March 16.

In addition, February 7 and 8 comprise National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, when Girl Scout troops are encouraged to participate in Gift of Caring, which gives customers the opportunity to purchase
Girl Scout Cookies that will be donated either to the USO of Missouri, Inc. or another charitable
organization of the troop’s choice.

You can provide “a taste of home” to United States military personnel by purchasing Girl Scout

Cookies that are donated to the USO of Missouri. Thanks to the generosity of Girl Scouts of Eastern
Missouri customers, 36,540 packages of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to the USO in 2013. Finally, cookie booths and cookie cupboards open February 26 and will take orders until March 16.
If you want to order Girl Scout Cookies, but do not know a Girl Scout, we can help – just complete the (fillable) form, located on the Cookies page of our website,  www.girlscoutsem.org, and we will have a troop leader contact you.

Girl Scouts sell cookies for a limited time once a year, so don’t miss out – mark your calendars for January 11, when order taking begins.

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