Girl Scouts offer new gluten-free cookie

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David Love looks over the cookie selections from Girl Scout Troop 20623 of Arlington Park on Jan. 12 at Kroger, 1125 W. State Blvd. LISA ESQUIVEL LONG

The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana council’s annual cookie sale, which kicked off in January, continues through March 3.

The sale teaches girls entrepreneurial and leadership skills that will help them succeed throughout life.

A new gluten-free cookie, the Caramel Chocolate Chip, will make its debut this year. Customers will also be able to choose from eight classic varieties – S’mores, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Caramel deLites, Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lot.

The cost per box is $4, and the new gluten-free cookie is $5 a box. All cookie proceeds stay local and help power new experiences for local Girl Scouts.

To buy cookies, contact any Girl Scout or stop by a cookie booth. Customers can find locations near them by using the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.gsnim.org or by downloading the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on iOS or Android mobile device and pressing “Find Cookies Now.”