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2015 Girl Scout nut, candy and magazine program underway


From Illinois Business Journal news services

GLEN CARBON – The 2015 Girl Scout Nut, Candy & Magazine Program is now underway and runs through Oct. 17.

Girl Scouts throughout Southern Illinois will be taking orders for nuts and candies, as well as magazines.

The program is an integral part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls gain hands-on experience with five skills linked to leadership and financial literacy, said Kelly Jansen, GSSI product program manager. The skills are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Proceeds from the program help Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recruit and train adult volunteers, provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls, improve and maintain camp properties and develop and deliver unique leadership program activities for girls.

Girls will sell items such as whole cashews, deluxe pecan clusters, fruit slices and English Butter Toffee. One item, Mint Treasure, will be sold in a special limited Girl Scout tin collectible tin. Also new this year are: Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix, Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps with Sea Salt and Black Forest Trail Mix. In addition, hundreds of magazines will be available through QSP for those wishing to purchase a new subscription or renew an existing one.

For more information about the items girls will be selling during the Nut, Candy & Magazine Program, visit

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