Girl Scout Cookie Booth Sales Begin In Hamilton County

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Girl Scout cookie booth sales will begin in Hamilton County on Friday. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has been accepting pre-orders since Jan. 10 and will begin onsite sales this weekend.

GSCSA reports that there are 1,504 girls within Hamilton County. To locate a booth visit iwantcookies.org and use the booth locator link. 

“Booth sales are an important part of teaching business and entrepreneurial skills to the girls," said GSCSA CEO Booth Kammann.  "Running the booths allows troop members to work on their decision-making skills as well as money management, communicating with their customers, business ethics, and goal setting.  Girls are running a business every time they open a booth to sell cookies.”

All booth sales will take place in front of local businesses Feb. 28-March 23. Booth sale cookie varieties will be limited to the council’s “Top 6” best sellers, and this year, boxes are $4 each.

Operation: APPRECIATION continues through the month of booth sales as GSCSA troops try to reach their goal of 20,000 boxes of cookies donated directly to the armed forces in appreciation of their service. 

New this year is a contest to win cookies for a year. Facebook users have the opportunity to participate in a new “Want Cookies, Win Cookies!” sweepstakes that will begin on Friday and end on March 30 at 11:59 p.m. Anyone can enter the contest. Facebook users need to “like” the Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachians page, then click the link and enter to win. The winner will be selected randomly and notified within seven days of March 30.

For more information, visit girlscoutcsa.org or call 800.474-1912.


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