It’s that time of year again — Girl Scout Cookies are on sale.
There are about 6,000 Girl Scouts in Alaska. The cookie program teaches girls scouts how to set goals, make decisions, manage money and build business ethics. A majority of the money raised through cookie sales goes to support local troops.
“Once we pay the baker for the box of cookies, all the money stays in the state of Alaska in the Girl Scout program,” Girl Scouts Alaska CEO Sue Perles said. “Some of the money will go to troops so they can do fun things during the summer or they can make trips. Alaska girls love to travel.”
Perles said the organization has the largest financial literacy program in the world, and it also has a new way for many people to stock up on some of their favorite cookies. People can now get Girl Scout Cookies when they want them, where they want them with the help of the Cookie Locator App for smartphones.
This year, Girl Scouts are selling eight varieties of cookies during the annual fundraiser, including a gluten-free cookie, the Toffee-Tastic. The Samosa are Alaska’s most popular cookie, according to Perles.
Girl Scout cookie sales run from Feb. 26 through March 27.