Girl Scout cookie season kicks off Friday as the young women in green start taking pre-orders for 2013.
After preorders, Girl Scouts will sell cookies at booths outside of local storefronts, Feb. 22 to March 17.
The price remains the same; $4 per package. After Friday, you can place an order from a local Girl Scout by calling the Cookie Hotline, (866) 472-6657 (GSCOOKS).
This year's cookies will boast a new look with redesigned packaging, emphasizing the skills girls learn while scouting.
There's a new flavor, too - "Mango Cremes with Nutrifusion," mango cream filling with real fruit nutrients and vitamins sandwiched between vanilla-coconut wafers. As always, Thin Mints - the most popular flavor - returns along with Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread, Lemonades and chocolate-dipped Thanks-A-Lot.
The Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 and has been hosting cookie sales almost as long - since 1917. Each year, the organization sells more than 200 million boxes nationwide.
More than 29,000 girls are part of the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California council, based in Sacramento.
For more details, click on www.girlscoutshcc.org.