Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Center for Science in Public Interest questions the Girl Scouts' comparison of a cookie to a fruit.
The Girl Scouts of the USA caught quite a bit of heat over the past week after introducing its new Mango Creme, and suggesting that the cookie has the nutritional equivalent of fruit. "It's bad enough that the Girl Scouts of the USA sells cookies to raise money, but it shouldn't pretend that its new 'Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion' are nutritionally equivalent to fruit, wrote the Center for Science in the Public Interest in a recent press release. The Center said, "the cookies at issue are 98 percent white flour, sugar, palm oil, and dextrose (sugar made from corn). Yet marketing copy on the manufacturer's website claims that its filling has 'all the nutrient benefits of eating cranberries, pomegranates, oranges, grapes, and strawberries…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Framingham Girl Scouts sold more than 2,000 cases of cookies during their door-to-door sales in December and January. Expect delivery starting today.
Framingham Girl Scouts sold 24,168 boxes of cookies during their door-to-door sales in December and January. Tuesday, those 2,014 cases were delivered to the Lutheran Church of Framingham. Girl Scouts will begin door-to-door delivery today, Feb. 6. If you didn't pre-order, don't fret you can still get your Thin Mint or Caramel de Lite fix, as Troops are holding booth sales through the first week in March at various locations throughout town. The more than 400 Girl Scouts in Framingham, as a whole, sold 4,140 more boxes of cookies this year than last year. *** TROOPS: Consider announcing your booth sales locations and times in the comment section below. 24,168 20,028
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Framingham Girl Scouts sold 20,028 boxes of cookies door-to-door and Tuesday they were delivered to the Lutheran Church of Framingham; residents can expect delivery to begin today.
Framingham Girl Scouts sold 20,028 boxes of cookies door-to-door and Tuesday they were delivered to the Lutheran Church of Framingham. Girl Scouts will begin door-to-door delivery today.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Despite TV and national reports of Girl Scouts downsizing their cookie offerings, it is not happening here in Framingham or in Eastern Massachusetts.
Junior Girl Scouts from Troop 72082 will be at Stop & Shop on Old Conn Path tomorrow, (Sunday) Jan. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m., selling 8 types of Girl Scouts cookies, including Thin Mints. Despite TV and media reports of the Girl Scouts downsizing its cookie offering to just 6 varieties, it does not affect Girl Scouts in Eastern Massachusetts, including the Framingham Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts will continue to sell all 8 varieties: Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-lots, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Short Breads, Peanut butter Sandwiches and Shout Outs. Cookies are $4 a box. “We are very excited and proud that we can offer all 8 varieties of our cookies, said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts of Eastern …
Friday, December 10, 2010
You are in luck. Framingham Girl Scouts started selling cookies today. The bad news, they will be taking orders. Delivery comes in 2011. However, many Troops will hold booth sales at local stores, where you can take your cookies and eat them!
Framingham Girl Scouts, along with the rest of Eastern Massachusetts Girl Scouts, began selling cookies today. New this year are Shout Outs! - a caramel shortbread cookie. Other returning favorites are Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lots. Cookies are $4 a box. However to reduce waste, Girl Scouts eliminated the carton for the Thanks-A-Lot cookies. ABC Bakers, one of two bakers nationwide of Girl Scout cookies, said by going green with this one cookie Scouts are eliminating enough carton material out of the trash to fill 14 garbage trucks. Framingham Girl Scouts will be taking orders today through mid-January. Cookies will be delivered in February. Payment …