Girl Scout cookie boxes have a fresh design for the New Year! The newly revamped boxes now include pictures of Girl Scouts engaged in pursuits ranging from kayaking and dance to public speaking and community service, captioned with quotes from the girls.

“Troops fund their service projects and activities with cookie money. And our council uses its share of the proceeds to provide programs, camps, volunteer training, and the financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable for 31,000 local girls,” said Girl Scouts San Diego CEO, Jo Dee C. Jacob.

The girls in Junior Troop 8716 of Rancho Peñasquitos are among the thousands of business-leaders-in-the-making now selling America’s favorite treat. The troop members voted to spend some of their cookie proceeds this year on helping animals, and put the remainder toward a camping trip in March.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program began in 1917, the year Girl Scouting started in San Diego. For more information, go to www.sdgirlscouts.org/cookies.