Girl Scout cookie sales to begin Feb. 15

2013-01-27T23:00:00Z 2015-01-22T14:29:38Z Girl Scout cookie sales to begin Feb. 15By the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
January 27, 2013 11:00 pm  • 

Girl Scout cookies will go on sale Feb. 15.

More than 19,000 Girl Scouts across the state will be selling cookies until March 24. Booth sales will begin Feb. 25. Cost per box is $3.50.

The cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the country and supports and funds Girl Scout activities, community service and leadership projects and summer camps. Profits from cookies sold in Nebraska stay in the state.

This year's new cookie is the Mango Creme. The vanilla and coconut cookies have a mango-flavored creme filling. The cookies have the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes and strawberries.

Girl Scout cookie package are recyclable and this year Thanks-A-Lots and Lemonades come in a sleeve, rather than a box, which should cut 150 tons of paperboard waste.

Nationwide, the cookie program boasts sales of more than $700 million by 2.8 million girls -- that's 200 million packages, which would encircle the Earth if laid end-to-end.

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