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      It's time for Girl Scout cookies!

      It's Girl Scout cookie time!

      The Girls Scouts of Western Ohio will be out in full force beginning Friday, Jan. 21 taking orders in their annual sweets sale. Future businesswomen, congresswomen, mothers, doctors and lawyers will knock on doors selling the famously delicious cookies while learning valuable lessions in goal-setting, planning, and money management.

      "Girl Scouts is the best leadership development program for girls in the United States," said Barbara J. Bonifas, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. "Through the Girl Scout cookie sale girls develop five essential skills - goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. And troops often decide to spend some of their earnings investing in the community through service projects."

      All proceeds from the sale of Girl Scout cookies will remain in the community. Money earned will help fund Girl Scout leader training, camp operations and program initiatives.

      This year, Girl Scouts in western Ohio will take part in a new pilot selling project called 'Super Six.' The program guides girls in selling a premium selection of the best-selling Girl Scout cookies from the past 80 years. The top-selling cookies include: Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints, and Trefoils.

      Girls Scouts will be taking cookie orders from Jan. 21 through Feb. 8 and cookies are expected to be delivered to customers beginning Feb. 26. Cookies booths will be in place at some locations within the community from March 4 through April 3.

      Try some new Girl Scouts Super Six recipes!