WAYNE/PIKE - Words like chocolaty, chewy, and crunchy can describe the cookies while words like courageous, confident and character can describe the traits of the salesperson for Girl Scout in the Heart of Pennsylvania's (GSHPA) 2014 Girl Scout Cookie sale from Feb. 14th-March 16th.
Dates and places Girl Scouts are scheduled to be selling cookies include:
• Friday, Feb. 4- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 5- 9 p.m. (Troop 50848)
• Saturday, Feb. 15- Hawley IGA Market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Troop 50730); Hemlock Farms Mail Room, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Troop 50758); Mel's Hair Salon, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 52725) and Family Dollar, 12-4 p.m. (Troop 50727); Honesdale Wal-Mart, 1-4 p.m. (Troop 50079); Mommy & Me, 627 Main St., Honesdale, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Troop 50736)
• Sunday, Feb. 16- Lake Region IGA Market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Troop 50515); St. John's Church, Rt. 739 Lords Valley, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Troop 50758); Honesdale Wal-Mart, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Troop 50267)
• Monday, Feb. 17- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Troop 50848); Dave's Super Duper, Willow Ave., Honesdale, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 50267)
• Wednesday, Feb. 19- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (Troop 50594)
• Friday, Feb. 21- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 4:30-6 p.m. (Troop 50079)
• Saturday, Feb. 22- Mel's Hair Salon at Weiss Plaza, Lords Valley, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 52725) ; Family Dollar in Village Center Mall in Lords Valley, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. (Troop 50727); Honesdale Wal-Mart, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Troop 50772); Aaron's 250 Grandview Ave., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 50674)
•Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Honesdale Wal-Mart, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (Troop 50594)
• Friday, Feb. 28- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 4-8 p.m. (Troop 50848)
• Saturday, March 1 - Hawley IGA Market, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (Troop 50266); Hemlock Farms Mail Room, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Troop 50758); Mel's Hair Salon, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 52725); Honesdale National Bank, 9 a.m.- 12 noon (Troop 50764)
• Sunday, March 2- Family Dollar, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. (Troop 50727)
• Saturday, March 8- Hawley IGA Market, 9 a.m.- 12 noon (Troop 50730) and 12:30- 3 p.m. (Troop 50266); Hemlock Farms Mail Room, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Troop 50758); Mel's Hair Salon, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 52725) and Family Dollar, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Troop 50727).
• Sunday, March 16- Honesdale Wal-Mart, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. (Troop 50151)
For more locations in Pennsylvania, visit the free Girl Scouts Cookie Locator app for both Android and iPhone users or visiting www.findcookiesnow.org. Type in your zip code to find nearby locations.
All cookies can be purchased for $4 per box.
••• About Girl Scout cookies
The process of selling cookies teaches the girls valuable lessons that they can carry on into their professional lives. Girls learn how to set goals, make decisions, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Page 2 of 2 - "These skills further teach the girls how to make decisions as a team, problem solving, and how they can use their success and talents to benefit not just their troop, but also the world," said Allie Einsiedel , Communications Coordinator for the GHSPA.
Girl Scout Troops are learning important life skills such as financial literacy, the basics of running a small business and how to market more than just the tasty contents of a Girl Scout Cookie box. In their communication with their customers girls are becoming advocates for their organization by informing their customers where the proceeds go.
"Girl Scout Cookies give the girls a chance to earn their income, which they can use for camp. Making their own way empowers the girls," said Ruth Brown, a Girl Scout volunteer for over 12 years.
All the proceeds of the cookies will stay in GSHPA's 30-counties and will help keep participation in Girl Scouts affordable for all girls by helping to offset the costs of summer camp, troop activities, council-wide events and trips for girls.
Additionally, a portion of the proceeds can be used by troops to go on trips and a traditional favorite Girl Scout summer camp, where girls can try new experiences like the high ropes adventure course and horseback riding. "Physical, outdoor challenges, such as those offered by GSHPA, play an enormous role in boosting Girls' self-esteem and leadership skills," Ransom said.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania serves 24,500 girls in 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. GSHPA's mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. We welcome all girls in grades K-12, as well as adults interested in volunteering. For more information visit our Web site at www.gshpa.org or call 1.800.692.7816.