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New Yorkers Get First Taste of 2013 Girl Scout Cookies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2013
Girl Scouts of the USA
New York, N.Y. — Girl Scouts of the USA has named February 8, 2013 National Girl Scout Cookie Day to highlight the real purpose of the $790 million Girl Scout cookie program: to teach girls five essential skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
To celebrate, the Girl Scouts are giving New Yorkers their first taste of those 2013 Girl Scout Cookies by working with Sweetery NYC, Zagat's #1 rated New York City food truck and mobile bakery to create the National Girl Scout Cookie Day Truck.
The National Girl Scout Cookie Day Truck will host "pop-up" cookie shops around New York City offering customers the chance to buy Girl Scout Cookies from local girls, days before the cookies become available city-wide. The Truck will be out on Friday, February 8 available at the below locations and times:
All the revenue earned from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. Councils use cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, such as providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and conducting events. As part of their experience in any Girl Scout product activity, girls can earn official Girl Scout awards at every level of Girl Scouting, including cookie and financial literacy badges and the annual Cookie Activity Pin.
Girl Scouts' social media team is making the most of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 8. Highlights will include a #onemorebox contest with winners announced the day of, and live coverage of the day's events. @GirlScouts will even be Tweeting the location of the National Girl Scout Cookie Day Truck as it makes its way through New York City.
For ease of purchase, customers can now find their Girl Scout Cookies using a free app available for iPhone or Android, or by visiting the newly refreshed official Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.girlscoutcookies.org.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit www.girlscouts.org.