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Great biccies a bite away

17 February 2014

Great biccies a bite away

New Zealand’s most popular biscuits are a bite away as sales of the iconic Guide biscuits start around the country from Saturday 1 March.

In 2013, Kiwis munched their way through more than 33 million biscuits – isn’t that amazing? It shows what a favourite they must be and truly a part of kiwiana.

Guide Biscuits first appeared in 1957 when groups of Brownies and Guides went door-to-door selling to raise money. 57 years later, and girls are still selling Guide Biscuits to everyone’s delight.

As a registered charity, GirlGuiding New Zealand relies on the girls (and their parents and leaders) to help sell biscuits which makeup over 55% of its annual revenue. The girls’ efforts provide a vital annual injection to funds

From Pippins through to Rangers, Guide Biscuit season also provides the opportunity to learn new skills, from marketing to customer service, handling money, product storage and distribution, selling techniques and safety management – the list is endless.

And learning new skills and developing self- confidence is what GirlGuiding NZ is all about, creating tomorrow’s leaders and opinion makers. So as you enjoy eating your delicious Guide Biscuits, remember that your contribution to GirlGuiding NZ helps Kiwi girls follow their dreams.

Guide Biscuits are available in Original, Choc and Mini Chocs varieties to appeal to the whole family, so don’t forget to take your spare change when you are out and about during March. Packets are sold for $3.50 each by the girls and are also available at your local Postie and Mad Butcher stores.

Across New Zealand Guiding attracts 11,000 girls from five-year-old Pippins through to Rangers up to 18 years, supported by about 2000 adult volunteer leaders. To find out where your daughter’s local Pippin, Brownie, Guide or Ranger unit is located, telephone GirlGuiding NZ on 0800 22 22 92 or visit www.girlguidingnz.org.nz.

For more information about where to buy this year’s Guide Biscuits and to discover some of our fabulous recipe ideas, visit www.guidebiscuits.org.nz or facebook.com/GirlGuiding NZ.

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