Timothy Higdon, Chief of External Affairs of the Girl Scouts of the USA and Patricia Stensrud, Board President of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, along with Judy Vredenburgh, President and CEO of Girls Inc. rang The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of Financial Literacy Month, underscoring the importance of financial empowerment and financial capability for girls. They were joined on the bell podium by several Girl Scouts and girls participating in the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge.
Earlier this year, Girl Scouts of the USA announced the release of the Official Girl Scouts of the USA Cookie Finder for the iPhone or iPod Touch, to more efficiently connect customers to girls and increase consumer access to one of America’s most popular products, Girl Scout Cookies. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program girls develop five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Girls set cookie goals to support their chosen activities for the year.