It’s that time of year again… The cookies are back!
Girl Scouts throughout the region will be selling cookies the next few weeks.
As of Friday, Six kinds of cookies are available this year: thin mints, samoas, tagalongs, do-si-dos, shortbread, and Savannah Smiles. Boxes this year will cost $5 each.
All proceeds from cookie sales stay in the community. Sales will go through Feb. 7, and the cookies will arrive Feb. 28.
According to information from the Girl Scout Research Institute, a recent study of scouts found through the cookie program 85 percent increased money management skills as they took cookie orders and handled customers money; 80 percent set goals and created objectives to make them, and 77 percent made important decisions such as working as a team to decide what to do with money earned and when and where to sell cookies.