Girl Scouts from the San Jacinto Council will begin selling Girl Scout Cookies in front of retail locations across southeast Texas beginning February 12 as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The program is the largest girl-led business in the world and teaches girls essential skills to succeed personally and professionally.

In December, Girl Scouts took pre-orders and now customers can purchase their favorite varieties, including Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Caramel deLites, Shortbread, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot or Cranberry Citrus Crisps, before or after they’ve picked up their household items. Packages cost $4 each. When customers stop by a cookie booth to purchase a package of Girl Scout Cookies, they are helping to teach girls five Skills – decision making, goal setting, money management, business ethics and people skills.

Returning to the cookie line-up is a gluten free chocolate chip peanut butter oatmeal cookie called Trios. The bite size cookies are made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten free whole grain oats and will retail for $5 per package. Customers looking to purchase packages of Trios are encouraged to ask troops selling cookies at booths about this option.

This is also the last time customers will be able to purchase Cranberry Citrus Crisps. The popular cookie variety will be discontinued.

Every penny, after paying the baker, stays with the local council and is reinvested into girl programming and activities for girls. Girls use their portion of the proceeds earned to attend summer camp and complete service projects to better their communities and more.

Girl Scouts will be filling orders through March 20, the last day of the Cookie Program. To locate a girl in your area, visit: www.girlscoutcookies.org. To locate a cookie booth in your area, download the Cookie Finder app from iTunes or Google Play.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 2.8 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 61,000 girl members and nearly 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties.