It’s Girl Scout Cookie time again, and Shelby County Girl Scouts will be hitting the streets, selling those cookies that we all eagerly wait for each year.

Jody Mink of the Girl Scout Shemamo Council said there are 230 Girl Scouts in Shelby County.

“They are very, very active,” she said. “They’re having a great year.”

The cookie sales began on January 6 and will continue through January 22.

This year there are two new cookies, the reduced fat Cartwheels and Thanks-A-Lot cookies. Of course, the old favorites, Thin Mints, Caramel DeLights, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patty, Lemon Pastry Cremes and the traditional Shortbread, will also be available this year.

Through this activity, girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal setting, the spirit of team work and the thrill of accomplishment. The girls also learn about business ethics, customer service, marketing, advertising and money management during the yearly cookie campaign.

The Girl Scout Cookie Campaign revenue helps the Shemamo Council supply essential services to troops and individual girls. Last year’s cookie program allowed the council to provide an educational and fun 10-week summer camp program at a reduced cost.

To learn more about the Girl Scout cookie sale or to register your daughter in Girl Scouts call 1-800-791-9319 or call Shelby County’s volunteer coordinator Karen Gerhold at 774-3422.

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