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6th annual “e” Cookie Bus returns to Erie


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Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend February 28–March 1. The annual occasion honors the achievements of young entrepreneurs across the United States—Girl Scouts who run successful cookie booth and door-to-door cookie sales, as well as market their businesses online using the Digital Cookie ® platform. And with the new Lemon-Ups cookie, along with the full portfolio of your favorite varieties, there’s never been a better time to invest in girls in your community by purchasing Girl Scout Cookies ®.

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) and the “e” are helping local girls kick off National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend in Erie. Erie area Girl Scouts will be aboard the “e” Cookie Bus on Friday, February 28, stopping at locations to sell cookies and take donations to send cookies to the U.S. military through Operation: Sweet Appreciation. Planned stops for the “e” Cookie Bus include:

  • City of Erie Municipal Building, State Street/South Park Row (9:30-10:15 a.m.)
  • Flo Fabrizo Ice Center at the Erie Zoo (10:30-11 a.m.)
  • Mercyhurst University, between Trinity Green & Baldwin Hall (11:15-11:45 a.m.)
  • WSEE/WICU, State Street. just north of West 38th Street (11:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)
  • Millcreek Mall, Food Court entrance (12:30-1 p.m.)

Girl Scouts will also be selling Girl Scout cookies at:

  • Gannon University, Waldron Campus Center (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Edinboro University, Frank G. Pogue Student Center (noon-3 p.m.)
  • Mercyhurst North East by cafeteria (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls empower themselves as they earn their own money to put toward a range of experiences, some of which are illustrated on this year’s refreshed cookie packaging—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking meaningful action to improve girls’ communities. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in your community, giving them hands-on opportunities to hone valuable skills like decision making, money management, and business ethics. In fact, nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their interest in entrepreneurship and given them the skills to succeed.

This cookie season Girl Scouts has introduced a sweet new way to support young female entrepreneurs who learn essential business skills like money management and goal setting through the cookie program: meet Lemon-Ups, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. The new cookie joins the 2020 lineup, which also includes favorites such as Thin Mints®, Samoas®, and Trefoils®.

Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit gswpa.org/cookies or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.