WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA (Feb. 20, 2014) – Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) announces Friday, Feb. 21 marks the start of cookie booths throughout the council’s eight-county jurisdiction of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties.
Keep an eye out at local businesses and stores for your favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties, including Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch and Savannah Smiles! Girl Scout cookies are $4.00 a box. Cash and checks are accepted at all Girl Scout Cookie booths; credit cards will be accepted at select booth locations.
Not sure how to locate your nearest cookie booth? Download the free Girl Scout Cookie Locator app by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Market Place or visit www.gswcf.org/findcookies to search for a cookie booth by zip code.
New this year – 5 for 5 Cookies! Customers who purchase five or more boxes of Girl Scout Cookies at a cookie booth will have a chance to win five cases (60 boxes) of cookies! Those who purchase five boxes will receive a 5 for 5 receipt with a unique code while at the booth; to officially enter the 5 for 5 drawing, the customer must visit www.gswcf.org/5for5 to enter their unique code and contact information by March 31. Five winners will be selected at random and contacted on April 1.
Also new this year, information for girls interested in joining a Girl Scout troop will be available at cookie booths – there are troops in each of the counties served by GSWCF forming now! Just can’t wait to get started? Find an open troop in your area by visiting www.gswcf.org/join.
Those who want to support Girl Scouting in their communities but don’t want to enjoy the cookies themselves may opt to contribute to the Gift of Caring program. This unique program is a way for Girl Scouts to give back to their communities: donations of cookies through the Gift of Caring program are sent directly to U.S. military troops serving in combat zones overseas through a partnership with Support The Troops. Donations to the Gift of Caring program may be made at any cookie booth.
Girl Scout Cookie booth sales end Sunday, March 16.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, success and life. With each box purchased, girls are empowered to make their communities – and the world – a better place.
For more information regarding Girl Scout Cookies, visit www.gswcf.org/cookies or call (800) 881-4475, ext. 1838.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl
Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) serves nearly 21,000 girls and nearly 8,500 adult members in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. GSWCF receives funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and area United Way agencies. Did you know that more than 53% of all women business owners are Girl Scout alumnae? For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, visit www.gswcf.org or call (800) 881-4475.