Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains are starting the New Year with their their 2014 Cookie Program. On Saturday, the organization held Cookies Now! where hundreds of Girl Scouts and their families start their business and pick up initial boxes of cookies.
The annual event took place outside Kmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and saw an attendance of over 220 scouts, according to organizers. There are around 500 Girl Scouts within the region.
The world's largest girl-led business is an exciting time of the year and helps enhance organizational and financial skills, ambassador Jacinea Cedio says.
The new cookie this year is the Cranberry Citrus Crisp which replaced last year's Mango Creme. Cookies are $4 per box and the public can purchase their cookies through direct sales, order taking, online marketing and booth sales outside of retailers and in local malls.
To find the closest booth, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org and enter your zip code.
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains serves more than 23,000 girls and 8,700 adult volunteers each year in 81 counties from Fort Worth up through the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.