Cookies by the Truckload Arrive Friday, January 18, 2013
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Begin 2013 Cookie Program
COOKIE FACT: Girl Scout cookie sales began in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma when the Mistletoe troop began baking and selling cookies in its high school cafeteria as a service project.
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Emily Martin, Strongpoint Marketing
Office: 520-795-1566; Mobile: 602-690-0265
WHAT: The Big Cookie Drop
WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2013 | From 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bekins Warehouse | 4101 E. Columbia Street | Tucson, AZ 85714
Casas Adobes Church | 10801 N. La Cholla Boulevard | Oro Valley,
The first phase of the 2013 Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Cookie Program launches Friday, January 18, 2013 when GSSoAZ volunteers stop by to pick up 384,484 boxes (that’s more than 7.6 million cookies) of Girl Scout cookies from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Pima County at the Bekins Warehouse and Casas Adobes Church.
“The Cookie Drop is a
n exciting time for all Girl Scouts as thousands of boxes are delivered and then distributed to all the local troops. So everyone’s favorite cookies soon will be available,” said Debbie Rich, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “With the money earned, girls gain the resources to fund service projects, go to camps and try new activities.”
The next day, Saturday, January 19, 2013, Girl Scouts throughout the area begin neighborhood door-to-door sales. Cookie booth sales begin Wednesday, January, 30, 2013 and continue through Sunday, March 3, 2013.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make
the world a better place. GSSoAz serves over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona and includes over 3,000 adult volunteers. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information, please contact Debbie Rich at (520) 319-3140.