Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekend Run-Down: Cookie Edition

All across the country, The Girl Scout Cookie Program is going full force:
  • Iowa's Daily Freeman-Journal reports that The organization Iowa's Bravest and the Girl Scouts are partnering in the "Troop 2 Troop" cookie project. The "Troop 2 Troop" project is a community service program that allows customers to purchase cookies to be donated to Iowa's Bravest. The customers will not physically receive these packages; the cookies will be delivered from the Girl Scout's warehouse directly to Iowa's Bravest. Last year Iowa's Bravest sent 16,200 boxes to the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Woman's Day celebrates Cookie Season by listing reasons to support it: "Girl Scouts is a valuable organization that teaches young girls leadership skills. Without the money that comes directly from your cookie purchases, the organization would cease to exist. So, consider it a charitable generation to the future of female success in America."
  • Robert Miller at The Dallas Morning News reports that The Girl Scout organization looks on the cookie program as more than an exercise in salesmanship. It is an integral part of the Girl Scouts' Business and Economic Literacy initiative for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. The program helps Girl Scouts learn about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Also reported - 2011 marks the 35th birthday of the Samoa Girl Scout cookie!
  • Do Something carries the headline, "Girl Scouts make cookie monsters of us". The article states that helping out never tasted so good. The money helps Girls Scouts continue to impact community...
  • Tonic announces the beginning of Cookie Season and touts this tagline: "Every cookie has a mission: to help girls do great things."
  • Another Dallas story - NBC DWF reports on new eco-friendly packaging and a new variety of cookie! Video below:

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How is Girl Scout Cookie Season unfolding in your community?