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January 14, 2014

Girl Scouts kick off 2014 cookie campaign

GREENSBURG – The Girl Scouts of Decatur County kicked off their 2014 cookie sales with a cookie rally on Friday.

Membership Development Manager Sarah Crain of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (GSCI) said there are 142 registered Girl Scouts in Decatur County, in 14 troops. From now until Jan. 25, the girls will be accepting presale orders for cookies.

Door to door sales will be dependent on individual troops and parents. Cookies will be delivered to troop leaders on Feb. 5, after that, scouts will deliver preorders and will set up cookie booths over the weekends to sell boxes of the tasty treats. Cookies will be sold until March 17.

Crain said Decatur County girls will be at Walmart on Feb. 8, 15 and 22. They may also be selling cookies at Rural King and Mainstreet Market. This year, the Girl Scouts will have a Cookie Locator App that will go into effect on Jan. 31, which allows one to enter their zip code and receive a list of all the active cookie booths in the area.

While Crain didn’t have any specific goal for cookie sales this year, she said the girls always strive to sell more than the previous year. There are a number of incentives for sales milestones to help motivate the young ladies to do their best. For selling 500 boxes, individual girls will receive tickets to an amusement park, such as King’s Island or Indiana Beach. Individuals who sell 1,000 boxes will get their choice of an iPod Touch, an American Girl doll or a week at camp. As a troop, if the girls average 250 boxes per girl, the entire troop gets tickets to a mystery event, which is usually a concert.

Crain said she was only aware of one troop with a specific goal for their proceeds from the cookie fundraiser. That troop plans to use their earnings to fund a trip to Savannah, Ga., to see the home of Juliette Gordon Low, who founded the Girl Scouts in 1912.

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