In the Storm Lake area, girls will be selling Girl Scout cookies through Jan. 30. All proceeds, after paying the baker, stay in the council area. A portion of the money stays at the council level to support all types of activities. Moreover, a share of what remains goes to the troop level, where girls decide how to spend it, thus further encouraging goal-setting and leadership abilities.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Now in its 93rd year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org