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Girl Scouts kick off another year of cookie sales

Brownie Scouts Bella Walk and Ava Roberts from troop 71701 in Jefferson City have started pre-sales for the 2019 season (Elizabeth Hoffman KRCG)

It's the time of year for Girl Scout Cookies. Brownie Scouts Bella Walk, Ava Roberts, and Troop Leader Emily Roberts from troop 71701 in Jefferson City have started pre-sales for the 2019 season.

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts supporters have helped ensure the success of the iconic annual cookie sale. Troop leader and mom Emily said selling cookies helps the girls develop valuable life skills, and also makes their communities. Ava and Bella agreed that selling cookies is time consuming, but it's also a lot of fun.

Girl Scouts have been proven to help girls thrive in five key ways as they:

  1. Develop a strong sense of self.
  2. Seek challenges and learn from setbacks.
  3. Display positive values.
  4. Form and maintain healthy relationships.
  5. Identify and solve problems in the community.

The inclusive, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves.

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