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New boxes for Girl Scout cookie drive

Mary DeGroote (right), representing the Humboldt Lions Club, presents a check for $100 to the Humboldt/Dakota City Girl Scouts. Accepting the check is Girl Scout leader Kathy Eck. The Girl Scouts will be beginning their cookie sales Feb. 1. Humboldt Independent photo.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) can’t wait to kick off the 2013 cookie season, set to run from Feb. 1 through March 17. This year, the organization will be introducing a new cookie and all new cookie boxes, which help explain how important the cookie program truly is.
“Our cookie program helps girls develop the skills they need to succeed in the world today, skills that last a lifetime,” GSGI CEO Jamie Boersma said.
“We are thrilled about the new boxes and know Girl Scout cookie lovers will love them, too. Not only have they received a complete makeover, but they now showcase what we’re all about here at Girl Scouts: girl leadership,” Boersma said.
For the first time since 1999, all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have an updated look and pur-pose: to elevate the significance of the Girl Scout Cookie Pro-gram, a $790-million girl-led business.
The iconic Girl Scout Cookie package now features the five financial literacy and entrepre-neurship skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.