In less than a month, you will be able to get your fix of your favorite Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania cookie sale starts on January 16th.If you are searching for Samoas, craving Thin Mints, or looking for something new like the Dulce De Leche, there are only a few more weeks to wait. Starting on January 16th, Girl Scouts around your area will be taking orders for eight different varieties of Little Brownie Baker's Girl Scout cookies. They include Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Thin Mints, and new for this year, Dulce De Leche. All Little Brownie Bakers' Girl Scout cookies contain zero grams of trans fat per serving.

Throughout the council area, Girl Scout cookies will be sold for $3.50 a box by individual Girl Scouts and at local troop booth sales through March 23.

For 91 years the Girl Scout Cookie Program has helped girls across the 30 counties of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, an agency of the United Way, develop skills they will use throughout their lives. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls ages 5-17 how to work together as a team, set goals, and develop plans for reaching those goals. Additionally, they cultivate a sense of business ethics, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills and acquire knowledge in marketing, money management and customer service. The Girl Scout Cookie Program has truly evolved into the nation's premier financial literacy and entrepreneurship program.

Don't know any Girl Scouts in your area, this year there's a new way to track down your favorite snacks. After January 16th, visit www.gshpa.org and click on our "Cookie Locator". Just type in your ZIP code and this new gadget will tell you where troops are selling cookies at booths across the area. Booth sales begin on February 27th.

For more information about the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania cookie sale, please visit www.gshpa.org and click on the "Nuts and Cookies" tab.

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