It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana are ready to provide the community with its favorite treat as they learn valuable life lessons. Cookies will be on sale beginning Friday, Jan. 10, continuing through March 11.
For $3.50 per box, customers can help girls build business skills and gain financial knowledge as they sell these Girl Scout Cookie varieties: Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lot, Lemonades and the new Cranberry Citrus Crisps which are made with whole grain, full of tangy cranberry bits and zesty citrus flavor.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and helps girls build important life and leadership skills. Through cookie program activities, girls learn how to plan, build teams, speak up, make decisions, solve problems and manage resources. These skills help girls learn to be leaders, ultimately in their own lives and in their communities. Girls are the main beneficiaries of all Girl Scout cookie activities, directly and indirectly. While learning valuable life skills and earning money for their troops, the girls decide how to spend that money to achieve their troop projects and goals.
“We don’t know of any other youth-oriented activity where the girls themselves decide what to do with the money they earn,” says Connie Frederick, product program manager.

Visit www.gsnim.org to find a cookie booth near you, or to participate in the Cookie Share program, which provides cookies to military troops and personnel. If you don’t know a Girl Scout in your area or would like additional information, please call the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana at 800-283-4812.

In addition, for a second consecutive year, The American Red Cross will be partnering with GSNI-M for “Give Blood. Get a Cookie.” blood drives throughout northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, from Jan. 10 through Jan. 31. Donors will enjoy Girl Scout cookies in the refreshment area after donating blood. Schedule your appointment at redcrossblood.org.

The following blood drives are “Give Blood. Get a Cookie.” drives:

  • Jan. 10 • Friday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Girl Scouts Leadership & Learning Center, Fort Wayne
  • Jan. 11 • Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Moose Lodge, Peru
  • Jan. 13 • Monday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Fairview Missionary Church, Angola
  • Jan. 13 • Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • First Baptist Church, Goshen
  • Jan. 13 • Monday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Grabill Missionary Church, Grabill
  • Jan. 14 • Tuesday 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. • American Legion, Garrett
  • Jan. 14 • Tuesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  • Center Lake Pavilion, Warsaw
  • Jan. 14 • Tuesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Knox Community Center, Knox
  • Jan. 15 • Wednesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen
  • Jan. 15 • Wednesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • ARC Chapter, St. Joseph, Mich.
  • Jan. 20 • Monday 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Lehman Park Paviliion, Berne
  • Jan. 20 • Monday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Life Plex, Plymouth
  • Jan. 21 • Tuesday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. • First United Methodist Church, Wabash
  • Jan. 21 • Tuesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunnyside Park, New Paris
  • Jan. 22 • Wednesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Citizens Square, Fort Wayne
  • Jan. 22 • Wednesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Edwin J Rosseau Center, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Jan. 22 • Wednesday 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Roanoke Elementary School, Roanoke
  • Jan. 24 • Friday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Talma Community Building, Rochester
  • Jan. 25 • Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. • First Church of God, Columbia City
  • Jan. 27 • Monday  11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Riverside Center, Decatur
  • Jan. 28 • Tuesday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Beiger Elementary, Mishawaka
  • Jan. 29 • Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Ivy Tech, Logansport
  • Jan. 30 • Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne
  • Jan. 31 • Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Goshen College, Goshen

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