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Girl Scouts will add a new Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie to their line-up during fundraising sales Feb. 1 through March 10.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is launching the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program by introducing a tasty new cookie and celebrating the largest annual financial investment in girls in the United States.

The new cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, features rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in a chewy gluten-free cookie for $5 per package. The remainder of the 2019 Girl Scout cookie line-up includes Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Girl Scout S’mores, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-a-Lot and Lemonades (all still $4 per package). Cookies will be sold Feb. 1 through March 10.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. Research shows that female-founded start-ups generate more revenue over time and per dollar than male-founded start-ups, but only 17 percent of start-ups are female-founded. Given that over half (53 percent) of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums, supporting local Girl Scouts is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.

The cookie program teaches girls to unleash their Girl Scout cookie CEO superhero skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

“All across Nebraska, Girl Scouts are gaining new leadership skills and experiences made possible by the sale of every package of Girl Scout cookies,” said Fran Marshall, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. “A cookie purchase is an investment in the Girl Scouts in your community who are learning to become leaders.”

One hundred percent of the net revenue from Girl Scout cookie purchases stays in Nebraska. With their proceeds, Girl Scouts take part in formative leadership experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), camping and outdoor adventures, community service projects and more.

To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit GirlScoutsNebraska.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

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