The cookie that could: Girl Scout cookie season is here!

GirlScouts_SW TEXAS_servicemark_croppedA Girl Scout cookie can do a lot. That’s because when you buy Girl Scout cookies, girls decide where the money goes.

Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for bright futures. The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

These skills give girls the talents and resources to make the world a better place because girls have big hearts and big imaginations. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program fund a girl’s unique leadership experience and makes what is imagined possible.

A Girl Scout cookie could help buy school supplies for needy kids, send a care package to cheer up a soldier far from home or fly a troop of girls from San Antonio to Washington, D.C. where they’ll be motivated to become congresswomen or senators. The box of cookies you buy could be the one that inspires a president.

Many successful businesswomen credit their professional accomplishments to an early start selling Girl Scout cookies. Today’s Girl Scouts follow in their footsteps, and through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, learn how to be members of a team, work toward a common goal, interact with customers in a professional manner, follow through on a commitment and strive to do their best.

With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls gains these valuable skills. As women, they’ll need these skills, whether their goal is to start a business or a family.

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Everybody likes cookies. And there are a lot of cookies that taste good. These are cookies that do good:

  • Thin Mints – crisp mint wafer covered in chocolate
  • Samoas – vanilla cookie smothered in coconut, caramel and chocolate
  • Trefoils – delicate-tasting shortbread
  • Do-Si-Dos – crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookie with peanut butter filling
  • Tagalongs – topped with creamy peanut butter and covered in chocolate
  • Savannah Smiles — crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar
  • Dulce de Leche – cookie rich with milk caramel chips and icing
  • Thank U Berry Munch – made with real cranberries and white fudge chips

Look for Girl Scouts in your neighborhood this month as they take orders for your favorite treat.

Beginning Feb. 7, Girl Scout cookies will be available for purchase in front of your local H-E-B and other neighborhood stores. Celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie Program with your favorite Girl Scout cookies during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Feb. 7-8).

You can now download the Official Girl Scouts of the USA Cookie Finder app for your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Your next box of Thin Mints is just a touch away! Just don’t forget to tell your friends—you can even post a cookie sale location to Twitter or Facebook.

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Want to join the fun? Visit to become a Girl Scout or volunteer today!

About Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT):
Based in San Antonio, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas serves more than 33,000 girl members and adult volunteers in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala counties. Girl Scouting helps girls in grades K-12 develop the courage to experience new adventures, the confidence to defy self-doubt and the character to impact a community. For more information, visit