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Girl Scouts in southeast Wisconsin are gearing up to start selling those yummy cookies that might just woo you away from your New Year's resolutions.

Girl Scout Cookie sales begin both in person and online on Jan. 22, and you also can purchase cookies directly at Cookie Booths throughout the area, starting Feb. 26. Use the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app on IOS or Android to help you find a location.

Online sales once again will be an option this year. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. started selling online last year, and according to a New York Times article, out of the 194 million boxes sold in 2015, about 1.5 million were sold online.

This year, Visa and Dell helped the scouts update their platform. The 2.0 version includes games, music and activities that help girls learn about marketing, budgeting, resource allocation and other business skills.

But with every purchase, you're supporting the Girl Scouts. The program helps particpants develop skills, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

In Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Waukesha, Walworth and Washinton counties, more than 17,000 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade sold more than 2.6 million packages of cookies in 2015, generating nearly $10 million.

The cookies this year are $4 a box and $5 for gluten free options.

  • Thin Mints
  • Cranberry Citrus Crisps
  • Caramel de Lites
  • Lemonades
  • Peanut Butter Patties
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Shortbreat
  • Thanks-A-Lot
  • Trios (gluten-free chocolate chip peanut)

For more information about the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, visit gswise.org.

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