We’ve always believed that Girl Scout cookies do a lot more than satisfy a craving for sweets, and we encourage you to break that New Year’s diet just a bit to close a sale.
Yes, it’s Girl Scout cookie season once again, and the young entrepreneurs are out in force, armed with smiles and piles of brightly colored boxes filled with this year’s flavor selections.
It may be difficult to think about boosting anyone’s money-management skills when buying cookies — you’re just fishing in your wallet or purse for the price of a box or two — but that’s just one of the lessons that the annual campaign is designed to teach.
Officials with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, which includes Denton County, tell us that girls who participate in the cookie program also pick up valuable people skills and learn about goal setting, decision making and business ethics.
That’s why it’s important to buy the cookies from the Scouts themselves, not her parents. You’ll get the same cookies, but a lot of the lessons will be lost if adults are making the sales pitch.
You can find Scouts selling in front of local grocery stores and downtown Denton shops, offering the cookies to their neighbors and setting up shop in front of selected homes. Other opportunities to purchase cookies can be found at http://texascookietime.org.
The cookies are only sold once a year and have become crowd pleasers since the first documented sales were reported in about 1917...