Girl Scout Annual Nut Sale begins

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Girl Scouts in first through 12th grade are now selling their tasty treats during their annual Nut Sale, through October 17. Local troops will be offering eleven varieties of products: a holiday tin filled with pecan clusters, whole cashews, deluxe mixed nuts, butter toffee peanuts, honey roasted peanuts, cranberry trail mix and peanut squares, as well as four gourmet candies: chocolate covered peanuts, peanut butter cups, and mint filled trefoils and malted milkballs.

Businesses are encourage to purchase the holiday tin filled with peanut clusters to give as holiday gifts for business associates, customers, employees and friends. At $8 per tin, businesses can provide a little holiday cheer while supporting their local Girl Scout troops. Any business interested in purchasing these tins may contact the Girl Scouts of Lakota Council Service Center at 515-798-8141 or 800-798-8141 to purchase tins from their local troops.

The annual nut sale helps girls to set goals, accept responsibility, and follow through on a commitment. Likewise, girls help support their troop and earn awards, prizes, and Bonus Bucks to help pay their way to events, day camp, and events offered at the Girl Scout Lakota in Dayton. Proceeds from the sale also helps the council to design programs, recruit and train leaders, maintain and improve a 175-acre camp, supply leader guides and resource materials, quarterly leader newsletters, parent and community newsletters, financial assistance to girls in need, and more.

From the selling price of $5.50 a can, $2.10 pays for the product, 40 cents goes to troops for girl chosen activities, $1.05 pays for awards, prizes, and Bonus Bucks (financial credit for girls), and $1.95 pays for council wide activities for girls beyond their troops, including camp and program events. Bonus Bucks help girls attend resident camp, Heritage Trip, and Wider Opportunities. For more information, call 800-798-8141.

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