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Girl Scouts debut new cookie to celebrate 100th anniversary

Dec. 28, 2011 at 10 p.m.


Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will kick off its 100th anniversary year and cookie program beginning in January. Savannah Smiles, a light lemony cookie, will be introduced to honor the Centennial year for Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas will launch its annual Cookie Program on Jan. 6, , and it will last through the end of March. Girl Scout cookie booths will be available at select neighborhood stores beginning Feb. 24, 2012.

"As we approach the second century of Girl Scouting, we will continue to give every girl the opportunity to be the leader she wants to be and to be the leader the world needs her to be," said Colleen Walker, chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. "The Girl Scout Cookie Program does just that, supplying girls with important leadership skills that will provide a lifelong foundation for success."

Girl Scout troops set sales goals and follow plans to raise enough funds to support service projects, educational field trips and other leadership activities.

Community service through Project Troop to Troop is also a cornerstone of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It encourages members of the community to buy Girl Scout cookies for donation to the U.S. Armed Forces. Last year, Project Troop to Troop in Northeast Texas donated more than 177,000 packages of Girl Scout cookies. The cookies were transported to service men and women at home and abroad, through Fort Hood, the USO and The American Red Cross. Girl Scout cookies were also donated to local veterans' organizations and wounded soldiers.

Cookie flavors include the world-famous Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and the newest flavor, Savannah Smiles.

Download the Cookie Locator app to an iPhone or Android phone by dialing GSCOOKIES from the phone. Search for sales in your neighborhood and share your finding with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information on how you can support Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas by purchasing a box of Girl Scout Cookies, visit the website at www.texascookietime.com.

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