RIVERDALE, NJ — Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders.

Starting on Saturday, Jan. 12, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey will be taking initial orders for eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies. Six varieties of cookies will be sold at $5 a box, including Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Samoas and Savannah Smiles. Gluten-free “Toffee-tastic” cookies and the S’mores Cookies will sell for $6 per box.

All proceeds stay local, meaning that when consumers purchase the delicious cookies that come from a registered Girl Scout only, they’re giving back to their wider community.

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Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.

The cookie program’s benefits are many; a recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that two out of three girls who participate in the program learn five crucial skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics — while doing incredible things for themselves and their communities.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls the opportunity to develop leadership skills at a young age and learn how to run their very own business,” said Betty Garger, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls earn the proceeds they need to fund their activities, trips, and service projects, all while having fun.”

Additionally, Girl Scouts who participate in the cookie program this season will have the opportunity to win the Cookie Entrepreneur Experience of a lifetime featuring the DC Super Hero Girls™ by entering the Cookie Pro contest. GSUSA has teamed up with DC Super Hero Girls to inspire Girl Scouts to be as smart and courageous as everyday super heroes. The contest will highlight and reward exceptional cookie bosses who take the lead, set high goals for themselves, bring positive change to their communities, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills. To learn more about the contest, visit www.girlscouts.org/cookiepro.

There are 43 Girl Scout Troops in Montville; contact Montville Service Unit Manager Debbie Kozell if you would like info on purchasing cookies. She can be reached at debkoz@outlook.com.

Alternatively, you can find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you by visiting www.girlscoutcookies.org or using the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

For more information about Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, call 973-248-8200 or visit www.gsnnj.org.

Girl Scouts is the premier leadership development program for girls. In Girl Scouts, girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to create positive change in their own communities.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in 160 municipalities in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Northern Warren counties. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves over 26,000 girls and almost 14,000 adults for a total membership of over 40,000.

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