The Girl Scouts will be selling their cookies as part of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend. As Brad Vivacqua reports, it's one of the most popular fundraising events in the country.
NATIONWIDE -- Girl Scouts will be knocking on doors across 26 counties in New York State and Pennsylvania this weekend. It's all part of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.
This year, the Girl Scouts are offering eight different kinds of cookies. They are sold for $4 per box, and will help fund activities and community service projects for the Girl Scouts.
The promotion is designed to teach girls about goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
"In this region alone, about one $2 million stays in Girl Scout troop accounts. And, after the cookie program, girls use that money to do community service, take fabulous trips, and do great programming. So, when you're buying a box of cookies, you're really supporting girl programs," explained Diane Stancato, the chief operations officer for New York Penn Pathways Girl Scouts.
In addition to door-to-door sales, many troops will set up shop in malls and shopping centers across the region. There is also an app for iPhones called Cookie Locator to help you find a Girl Scout cookie location nearby.
For more information, visit www.girlscouts.org.