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I don’t know about you, but I look forward to this time of year… the annual Girl Scouts of Orange County Cookie Sale.

Whenever an Orange County Girl Scout knocks on my door, I can’t help but buy boxes & boxes of cookies.

Luckily, I’m doing much more than simply buying a cookie. Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest business skills & financial literacy program for girls in the world?!

 

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Yep! Selling those cookies provides practical, hands-on opportunities for girls to learn important real-world skills like goal setting, communication, decision making, money management & business ethics.

Buying Girl Scout Cookies means helping girls do great things…  I was surprised to learn that all proceeds – every single penny – from our local Orange County Girls Scouts Cookie sales remains in Orange County?

But what can a cookie do you might ask? Well, a Girl Scout cookie can do a lot. Our Local Orange County Girls Scouts have used proceeds from cookie sales to…

* send kids to camp
* pay for  a fresh change of clothes for an abuse victim rushed to a shelter
* cheer up a soldier far from home
* buy school supplies for needy kids

Wow! Who knew? & I thought they were just cookies!

 

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So, if you haven’t already… buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies today! The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which kind & how many boxes!

What?! You don’t know any Orange County Girls Scouts, & none of come knocking on your door? No problem! Email Cookies@GirlScoutsOC.org & they’ll connect you with your very own cookie-sales-woman!

But you better hurry! The Girl Scout of Orange County Cookie Sale will only available until March 11th, 2012!

xoxo, K

images via Girl Scouts of Orange County Cookie Sale