The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program begins this weekend for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. January 11-13, the first Cookie Booth Weekend of the season. At these Cookie Booths, customers can purchase cookies directly from girls at various locations throughout the Riverbend. Tricia Higgins, Girl Scouts Communications & Marketing Manager, says you might find these booths anywhere.
The various scout troops will begin their traditional cookie order taking January 12, continuing through February 2. Higgins says the Thin Mint remains the most popular cookie they sell. Proceeds from the cookie sales go to fund various programs, including programming, camp maintenance and financial assistance for girls whou would otherwise be unable to afford to be a girl scout.