An Open Letter about the Girl Scout Cookie Program

April 11, 2007

Cookie season is upon us and we have heard from many of our supporters regarding their interest and concerns about our very successful Cookie Program. One of the concerns is the way in which we collaborated with our cookie baker partners to refine the recipes in order to offer our customers healthier versions of this once-a-year snack.

As many of you are aware, effective this year, we are proud to announce that all varieties of Girl Scout Cookies are "zero trans fat," adhering to FDA guidelines which state that "any food item with less than .5 gram of trans fat per serving, are zero trans fat" and must be labeled as such. Providing a quality product to our consumers is top of mind and as technology advances, we anticipate more changes to our recipes in order to reflect these improvements.

We are satisfied that we have not compromised the flavor, texture, shelf-life and quality of our cookies with these changes and encourage you to continue your annual support of this very valuable economic literacy and business skills program for girls.

Again, thank you for supporting Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of the USA

About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members. Now in its 95th year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.