Jan 12, 2008

Cookie Sales Are Almost Here

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Cheryl Lowe, Public Relations Specialist
(512) 490-2328

Local Girl Scouts Pilot Online Cookie Locator for 2008 Sales
Sales in Central Texas Begin January 19

Austin, Texas, January 9—In addition to being brought to patrons via traditional door-to-door residential sales, Girl Scout cookies can now be found by hungry consumers through an online booth locator. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, which begins selling cookies on Saturday, January 19 at 9 a.m., is one of 16 councilsnationwide piloting the online locator this year.

Every year, service units and troops establish cookie booths in front of local businesses to bolster their sales. To aid the girls and their patrons, ABC Bakers, the official cookie baker for the Central Texas council, is working with the Girl Scouts of Central Texas to develop an online booth locator.

“Our council is excited and honored to pilot the booth locator for ABC,” says Faith Brown, Product Sales Director for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “We were chosen for our outstanding sales history as well as our innovative reputation and we’re very proud of that.”

Potential patrons can locate a cookie booth by following the link on the Girl Scouts of Central Texas home page, www.gsctx.org, and then searching by their zip code. The online locator will be available Friday, January 18, 2008, the day before sales begin.

“The online booth locator has the potential to significantly increase our sales and therefore increase and improve the programs we are able to offer girls,” says Etta Moore, CEO for the Girl Scouts of Central Texas. “The online locator is a smart business move, for both the cookie selling program and for our primary purpose: serving Central Texas girls.”

Girl Scout cookies can be purchased at a booth or from your local Girl Scout troop or member for $3.50 per box from January 19 to February 22, 2008. Proceeds directly benefit the Girl Scouts of Central Texas by providing funds for programs, financial aid, facilities, camps and more.

For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program or the online booth locator, visit www.gsctx.org or contact the Girl Scouts of Central Texas headquarters at (800) 733-0011.

About the Girl Scouts of Central Texas:

The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, recently formed by combining the Bluebonnet, El Camino, Heart of Texas and Lone Star Councils, serves nearly 20,000 girls, ages 5-17 years, and more than 12,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has program centers in Brownwood, Killeen, San Angelo and Waco. As the largest organization with a commitment to girls, Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on art, science, technology, engineering, math, the environment and life skills. We build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. For more information about the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, visit www.gsctx.org.

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