Hours:Cookies sales begin in mid-January, with delivery in mid-February
Cost:$10 annual membership fee, plus troop fees, materials, and uniforms
about Girl Scouts:
The Girl Scouts, founded in 1912, are about more than just cookies - though the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys sells nearly two million boxes a year! The organization aims to build courage, confidence, and character in young girls, as well as promote community service. Daisy troops are for girls in kindergarten and first grade; Brownies are in grades one to three; Junior Girl Scouts are in grades three to six; and the Studio 2B program welcomes girls in grades six to 12. Visit the website for information on local chapters and activities, and summer camp and recreational programs. Summer camps are offered at three locations in the metro area. (And if no one knocks on your door, call 800.845.0787 or visit the website's online cookie finder to find out how to purchase cookies.)
There are many roles available for adults willing to volunteer. Call 651.251.1218 for more information.
Twin Cities service centers are located at 5601 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, and 400 Robert Street South, St. Paul, MN 55107.