Knoxville, Tenn. - Despite a widely syndicated article in the Wall Street Journal that claimed the Girl Scouts were dropping unpopular cookie flavors, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is selling all eight cookie varieties.
Of 112 Girl Scout councils in the country, only 12 councils are participating in a pilot program that focuses on the six top-selling cookie varieties. These councils are seeking new ways to increase efficiency, ease and simplicity for everyone involved in the cookie program.
The pilot project will be evaluated at the end of cookie season to see whether a more streamlined product line achieves these objectives. No decision has been made in any council regarding which cookie varieties will be offered in the future.
“While we look forward to the results of this pilot program, we want our community to know that they can still enjoy a wide variety of cookies from the Girl Scouts in our council,” says Booth Kammann, CEO, Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.
The varieties of Girl Scout Cookies include: Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Thank U Berry Munch, and Dulce de Leche.
Members of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will be selling cookies January 12 through March 20. The price per box remains $3.50.
Visit www.girlscoutcsa.org for more information. Booth sales outside local stores begin February 25, and the website will have a cookie locator map showing neighborhood booth times and locations.
“We wouldn’t want any of the misinformation about the variety of Girl Scout Cookies being offered this year to negatively affect our girls’ ability to reach their goals,” adds Kammann.
All girls benefit equally from the troop’s sales, because proceeds go to the troop treasuries—not to individual girls. Girls have fun reaching a goal, customers get a great product, and all profits stay in the region to be used by local troops and the council to fund services for more than 20,000 girls and volunteers.
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has more than 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Johnson City. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization.