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2/24/2019 7:05:00 PM
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
These girls from troop 20069, sponsored by Lebanon United Methodist Church, Maiden, were selling cookies Sunday (Feb. 24th) in front of the Walmart in Lincolnton.
These girls from troop 20069, sponsored
by Lebanon United Methodist Church,
Maiden, were selling cookies
Sunday (Feb. 24th) in front of
the Walmart in Lincolnton.

Earlier photos of this year's cookie sales at the Walmart in Cherryville.  The troops are from Cherryville and Kings Mountain.
Earlier photos of this year's
cookie sales at the Walmart
in Cherryville.  The troops are
from Cherryville and Kings Mountain.


Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


If you managed to buy a box or two (or more), enjoy!  This was Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and Girl Scouts were out and about selling those annual favorites.  If not, you still have another week to get some this year.  Girl Scout cookie sales are scheduled to continue through next weekend. So whether you like Thin Mints, Caramel Delites, Peanut Butter Patties or one of the other varieties, you can enjoy and know you're helping a worthy cause.

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential, but also use their earnings to provide experiences for themselves and their troop.

The cookie program’s benefits are many, and a recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that two out of three girls who participate in the program learn five crucial skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—while doing incredible things for themselves and those around them. The proceeds stay local, meaning that when consumers purchase the cookies, they’re giving back to their community.

This year, along with the classic cookie flavors, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is celebrating a tasty new way to support young female entrepreneurs with a recently debuted Girl Scout cookie added to the 2019 lineup: Caramel Chocolate Chip, a gluten-free option.  The gluten-free cookies are $5 a box; all other cookies are $4 a box--and available while supplies last.  

While the organization previously known as Boy Scouts changed its name and now admits girls, Girl Scouts provides activities for girls.  After the Boy Scouts were founded in 1910 by a retired military officer, Juliet Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the United States in 1912 to provide girls the opportunity to empower themselves and promote compassion, courage, confidence, character, leadership, entrepreneurship, and active citizenship.

While Girl Scout troops are often sponsored by churches, the organization follows the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which includes many of the principles and values common across most religions.



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