GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF COOKIES!
Everyone has a special place in their heart for Girl Scout Cookies. Not only because they’re spectacularly delicious, but because the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls fulfill their dreams, follow their passions, and change the world!
Girl Scout Cookies not only help Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also play a huge role in transforming girls into G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)TM as they learn essential life skills that will stay with them forever. And while fun is part of the experience, giving back to their communities has been a hallmark of the Girl Scout Cookie Program since the first- known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts in 1917.
For 100 years, Girl Scouts has used cookie earnings to build everyday leaders who make a positive impact on our world. And there’s no doubt: American society today is better because of the girls who have taken part in the program! But how did it all begin?
It started in 1917 when Girl Scouts in Muskogee, Oklahoma, did what Girl Scouts everywhere always do. They had a great idea, got together, and took action to make it a reality. The girls of Mistletoe Troop hit upon the clever idea to fund their projects by selling cookies they made themselves in their kitchens at home. So simple—and so smart!
Other troops took note, and the idea of Girl Scouts selling cookies took off.
Fast forward to this year, when over a million amazing girls will sell hundreds of millions of boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to support their mission of making the world a better place. But there’s more work to be done—and more amazing experiences to be had—and we need everyone’s involvement!
You can help the next generation of girls fulfill their dreams—and change the world—by finding cookies near you now. With every box of Girl Scout Cookies you buy this year, you help support tomorrow’s courage-boosting, confidence-inspiring, character-building, make-the- world-a-better-place experiences.
If cookies can help Girl Scouts accomplish all this in their first 100 years, can you imagine what the next 100 years will bring? Let’s find out!
Find Cookies in YOUR area!
Lawton and surrounding areas: www.gswestok.org/cookies
Wichita Falls and surrounding areas: www.gs-top.org/cookies
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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Would You Be Mine?
“Would You Be Mine?” features eight stories including “It’s Love Day!” and “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise.” In “It’s Love Day,” Daniel makes special heart cards to bring to school and hand out. While at school, some of the kids explain how they like to say “I love you” to their friends and family – Prince Wednesday likes to sing, and Miss Elaina likes to give hugs. In the story “Daniel’s Love Day Surprise,” Daniel helps his mom make a special heart-shaped pizza and finds a way to show Grandpere how much he loves him by setting up a special treasure hunt just for him featuring sparkling purple hearts. The SRP for this DVD is $12.99.
Wordworld: Be My Valentine
This DVD includes five stories, two of which are Valentine’s Day themed. “My Fuzzy Valentine” features Sheep working to create a valentine song for her best friend Bear. Unfortunately she has trouble finding just the right rhyme to finish her song. With help from Fly, she uncovers the perfect rhyme and makes Bear a valentine with real heart. In “Love, Bug,” Bug wants to sign a valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but doesn’t know how to write his name. With lots of encouragement from Frog he learns that with a little practice he can write his name and give his valentine. The SRP for this DVD is $6.99.