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Contact: Melinda Glasco
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: 561-427-0176
E-mail: mglasco@gssef.org

Jupiter, FL; January 6, 2015 – When are cookies more than just a tasty treat? When they are Girl
Scout Cookies! From January 22nd through February 15th, the simple purchase of Thin Mints, Samoas
or any one of the eight delicious varieties provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping
Girl Scouts across South Florida develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money
Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

For the first time since 2012, there are two new cookie varieties this year. Customers will give a
cheer when they taste the whole grain oats, plump raisins and Greek-yogurt flavored chips in Rah
Rah Raisins. And those customers that might normally have to pass on Girl Scout cookies due to
celiac disease will be thrilled to try the gluten-free Toffee-Tastic, a crispy, buttery cookie with
delicious toffee bits.

Not to be left out, the Samoa has something to shout about. This year we celebrate Samoa turning
40. The irresistible combination of caramel, coconut and chocolate still makes her one of top three
favorite varieties of Girl Scout cookies. Look for party hats in her signature purple color as we
celebrate 40 years of deliciousness through the Cookie Sale season.

The $700 million Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and
generates immeasurable benefits for girls, their councils and communities nationwide. Locally, Girl
Scouts will strive to reach a goal of selling 1.5 million boxes. Last year more than 8,400 girls honed
their sales pitch and earned more than $960,000 for their troops. One hundred and thirty-two girls
achieved Extreme Team status which means they sold more than 1,000 boxes of cookies!

This year for the first time, the girls have another way to reach their cookie selling goal. Digital
Cookie, a groundbreaking new addition to the Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program, is a safe, interactive
space for girls to sell cookies online. It allows them the opportunity to supplement their traditional
sale by reaching out and selling to family and friends all over the country. Marking the first digital
platform in the history of the iconic cookie program, this enhancement adds a digital layer that
expands and strengthens the essential five skills girls learn in the traditional cookie program. Digital
Cookie will introduce vital 21st century lessons about online marketing, application use, and ecommerce
to thousands of Girl Scouts in South Florida.

To find a cookie booth location near year, visit www.gssef.org and click on the Find Girl Scout Cookies
box or call 866-727-4475.

About Girl Scouts
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for
future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Martin County partner agency,
serves more than 12,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee
Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit
www.gssef.org.

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Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida Oakland Park and Jupiter Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed Monday, January 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The Service Centers and Retail Stores will resume their normal hours of operation on Tuesday, January 20. If you need any items from the service centers or the store, please be sure to make those arrangements prior to January 19.

Council Service Centers and Retail Stores will be closed on Thursday, December 11 for an all-day staff meeting. We will re-open on Monday, December 15. If you will need any items from the service centers or the stores, please be sure to make those arrangements prior to December 11. Also, remember that you can shop our online store 24/7.

GSSEF Winter Break

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Uncategorized, Who We Are

The winter break is quickly approaching, and we wanted to provide you information regarding council and staff availability. Please note that both Council Service Centers (including the Council Stores) will be closed from December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015. We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015. If you will need any items from the service centers or the stores, please be sure to make those arrangements prior to December 24.

Also, please note that staff will be off during the winter break. Please be sure to submit all documentation for troop travel, volunteer approval, etc., no later than December 10 to ensure it is received and reviewed prior to the break.

Please note that GSSEF will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday, November 26 and Thursday, November 27. Our Service Centers and Retail Stores will re-open on Monday, December 1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

GSSEF is closed on Fridays throughout the year.

GSSEF service centers and stores will be closed on Thursday, November 6 for a staff meeting. They will reopen on Monday, November 10.

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