When one make a Girl Scout Cookie purchase, they're helping the next generation of girl entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful - teamwork, planning, and a positive outlook.
Peterson adds the success of the Cookie Program helps to support the troops and invest in their communities.
If you're not in the San Jacinto area, however, there are plenty of ways to give back while getting your cookie fix this year.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas kicks off its annual cookie season Friday with a new program that allows people to buy online from their favorite Scout.
There are eight varieties of cookies available this year, including Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Savannah Smiles, gluten-free Toffee-tastic and Girl Scout S'mores.
Also in partnership with Baxter Toyota La Vista, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska will once again be giving away a new auto as part of a contest.
The Girls Scouts of Central Indiana Council, which has 26,000 members, offers Operation Cookie Drop, which donates cookies to local veterans' hospitals and homes, National Guard Armories and military bases.
That's because all of the net revenue - 100 percent of it - stays in Nebraska. "Troop profits, the girls decide what they want to use the money for".
Cookies will be sold from February 2nd to March 4th.
The cost per box will be $4, and the sale will run through March 4.