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Girl Scout Cookie Season is kicking off on Saturday in Southern Arizona

Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 22:09:09-05

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Cookie lovers will be happy to hear the official Cookie Season for the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona is here! Well, almost.

The official season kicks off on Saturday! But Girl Scouts are getting ready on Friday for the busy season. Volunteers unpacked thousands of cases of cookies to sell for the season. Truckloads of cookies arrived at Bekins Warehouse on East Columbia Street and at the Casas Adobes Church on North La Cholla Boulevard.

About 200,000 cookies arrived on Friday!

If you want to buy some delicious Girl Scout cookies, you can click here to search for a location near you.

According to the Southern Arizona chapter, every year, the Girl Scout cookie sale is the largest financial investment in girls in the country. It says, "At a time when girls' needs and issues collect fewer than 8 cents of every philanthropic dollar, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow."

The cookies range from $5 to $6 dollars. 100% of the proceeds stay in Southern Arizona to support local Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. That includes things like council-sponsored programs, events activities, scholarships for girls and cookie rewards like summer camp.