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Girl Scouts annual nut sale to run Oct. 19-28

Thursday, October 18, 2001

Girl Scouts of Lakota Council's annual nut sale will run October 19-28. 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 resident camp. Proceeds from the sale also help the council to design programs, recruit and train leaders, maintain and improve a 175-acre camp, supply leader guides and resource materials, monthly leader newsletters, parent and community newsletters, financial assistance to girls in need, and more.

From the selling price of $4.00 a can, $1.56 pays for the product, 35 cents goes to troops for girl chosen activities, 75 cents pays for awards, prizes, and Bonus Bucks (financial credit for girls), and $1.34 pays for council wide activities for girls beyond their troops, including camp and program events. Bonus Bucks earned during the sale double in value when used to attend resident camp, the Heritage Trip, and Wider Opportunities.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting-and its special girl - only environment-girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together.

For more information regarding the Girl Scout Nut Sale or membership, contact Girl Scouts of Lakota Council, at 515-573-8141 or 1-800-798-8141.

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