Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Girl Scout Cookies

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council's Cookie Sale pre-sales ordering will continue through Jan. 31. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale program helps girls between the ages of six and 17 develop a wide range of skills such as leadership, entrepreneurship, money management, decision-making, planning, goal-setting, interpersonal teamwork and much more. For many girls, the cookie sale is their first experience in setting goals and working with others in a team. They learn to meet and greet people, keep accurate financial records and follow through on a promise to deliver the cookies people ordered. Most important, girls have fun while building self-confidence and important life skills.

There are more than 1,400 girl and adult Girl Scouts in 17 communities in Southeast Alaska from Metlakatla to Yakutat. Girl Scout cookies will arrive in Southeast around Mar. 1. Last year troops used their cookie money to do many fun-filled activities and community services. Girls have already begun to plan and set goals for how to use this year's cookie sale proceeds. There are two new cookies this year, Double Dutch and Lemon Coolers. The cost of cookies is $3.50, payable at the time of delivery in March. For more information, call the council office at 1-800-478-8247.

Bill Smith memorial

Friends and relatives of William E. Smith, Naa K'U (interred in Alaska Memorial Park, Juneau), are cordially invited to attend a one-year party in Bill's honor and memory. This celebratory event, to be held on Feb. 7 in Klawock School gymnasium, starts at 3 p.m. and will include dinner and Indian dancing. For assistance with Klawock housing arrangements, program or other information, please contact Klawock coordinators J.B. or Teresa Brown at 755-2371.

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