JAMESTOWN – The Girl Scouts of Western New York announced Monday in celebration of the early launch of their annual cookie program, the public is invited to attend a free cookie tasting this week.
The tasting is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Girl Scouts of Western New York’s Service Centers in Batavia, Buffalo, Lockport, Rochester and Jamestown.
“We are committed to positioning girls for success both now and in the future through our comprehensive, year-round program experience for girls,” said Alison Wilcox, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western New York. “As the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program® provides girls with an unparalleled experience to hone their entrepreneurial skills and build a lifetime of leadership. We also welcome adult volunteers and girls to join Girl Scouts.”
At the event, girls and families are slated to enjoy delicious Girl Scout Cookies and hot cocoa, can make an online purchase of cookies from a girl, learn about Girl Scout membership and adult volunteering, make a special decorative pillow to keep or donate, write Santa a letter, and (wear PJs – optional).
The change in the programs’ start date accommodates the overwhelming amount of requests received by girls and their customers to have Girl Scout cookies available during the holiday season.
This program year, girls will receive more benefits from their cookie sales supplemented by the $5 cost per box. 2020 will also mark the final year for the Thanks-A-Lot cookie as it will go into retirement.
Cookies will be on sale from December 7, to March 29, 2020. They can be purchased directly from local girl scout.
The Jamestown Girl Scout service center is at 2661 Horton Rd.