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Girl Scouts selling cookies this weekend

 

Last updated 3/24/2017 at 12:11pm



Havre Daily News staff

People who missed their chance to order Girl Scout cookies still have a chance to pick up some of the annual treats.

Havre Scouts are setting up booths Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kmart, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Village Mall and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gary & Leo’s Fresh Foods.

The Scouts plan to set up a booth at Gary & Leo’s again April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Girl Scout troops in Montana and Wyoming will hold booth sales through April 16, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming said in a press release. People can find exact locations, dates and times in their area by visiting girlscoutcookies.org and entering their zip code or by can downloading the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder App, which is free and available on iTunes and Google Play.

  Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles are available for $4 per box. Specialty cookies — including the gluten free variety, Toffee-tastics and the brand new S’mores — will sell for $5 perbox.

All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program —every penny after the baker is paid — stays with the local council and troops, the release said. Troops can use the money for travel, camp, to fund a project that will improve their community or donate the money to a worthy cause.

The first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts occurred in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project, the release said. As the Girl Scout Cookie Program developed and evolved, it became a vehicle for teaching five essential skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics — which continues today.

  The Montana and Wyoming group’s membership consists of 8,719 girls and 2,900 adults. The national membership isat 2.7 million. To join or become a volunteer, people can visit http://www.gsmw.org or call 800-736-5243.

 

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