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Cookie program empowers VC Girl Scouts to make world a better place

February 26, 2014
Thin Mints, anyone? Or how about Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos or Savannah Smiles? If you crave 'em, your neighborhood Girl Scouts have 'em!

Girl Scouts in Valley Center are among those out in full force to get cookies in the hands of hungry neighbors. The Daisies and Brownies of Troop 2019 plan to their cookie proceeds to support an animal shelter, as well as for an "It's Your Planet — Love It" educational troop outing to LEGOLAND. Senior Troop 4383 voted to use the money it earns for Gold Award projects benefiting their communities.

Girl Scouts participating in the cookie program are also inviting San Diegans to donate to Operation Thin Mint® , which gives customers the opportunity to send "a taste of home and a note to show we care" to deployed U.S. service members. OTM began in San Diego in 2002. Since then, troops serving around the world have received 2.2 million boxes of cookies and countless notes of support. OTM donations are tax-deductible.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the world's largest girl-run business and Girl Scouts' biggest annual fundraiser. Girls learn key life lessons, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. The price of $4 a box has not changed since 2004. All cookie proceeds stay local to fund troop activities ranging from camp to community service projects — and to provide relevant programs for 30,000 girls and train 13,500 adults. For more information, visit the Girl Scouts San Diego website, Contact Troop for information

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouting provides America's premier leadership experience for girls. Through Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts San Diego provides activities for 43,000 girl and adult members, trains volunteers, and maintains three camps and four program and service facilities.

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