Girl Scout Cookie season has begun |

Girl Scout Cookie season has begun

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sunday marked the start of the Girl Scout Cookie season.

Girl Scouts of all ages began knocking on the doors of homes and businesses to take pre-order cookie sales through Jan. 26. Booth sales, an opportunity to buy cookies at local storefronts, will begin all over Northern Nevada and Eastern California on Feb. 25.

This year there are eight varieties of cookies to choose from: Thin Mints, Carmel DeLites, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lots and, new this year, Shout Outs! – a Belgian-style cookie that has no artificial colors, no preservatives and no high-fructose corn syrup.

Also new this year, in an effort to help preserve natural resources, the Thanks-A-Lot cookie has been packaged in film-overwrapped trays instead of the traditional cardboard cookie boxes. This environmentally-friendly pilot program will reduce the use of paperboard by 150 tons.

The Girl Scout Cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates over $700 million for girls and communities nationwide.

Proceeds from cookie sales remain with the Girl Scout troops and the council to finance the activities and plans established at the beginning of each year.

For more information on the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit or call 800-222-5406 ext. 255.

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