Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies!

As reported across the country, Girl Scout Cookie Season is about to be in full force. In Charleston, WV, the West Virginia Gazette reports that local Girl Scouts kicked off their 2011 cookie drive Tuesday morning at the Charleston Marriott. Last year, Girl Scouts in the Black Diamond Council sold about 1.2 million boxes of cookies. s

In Alabama, the Montgomery Advertiser reports that Aliyah Childrey has been selling cookies every year since she was 6 - the year she joined the Girl Scouts. Now she is a little older, she is aiming to sell a lofty 2,000 boxes in 2011. According to Molly Smart, Director of Public Relations at Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, confidence and goal-setting development are key points of the annual cookie sale. Aliyah is a prime example of the payoffs, saying,
"Selling Girl Scout cookies has taught me how to set bud­gets, to meet
goals, and to count change back in the proper way after making a sale."
In Texas, The Jacksonville Daily Progress reports that Girl Scouts will be out and about starting this Friday to kick off the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie program. The article also points out that several local Girl Scout troops collect cookies for donation to local charities or overseas service men and women. Donations for the Texas “Troop to Troop” program that delivers Girl Scout Cookies to active military overseas can also be made online.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest female-run business program in the United States. Girl Scouts of the USA is responsible for turning out more female future business owners than most universities. Are you excited for Cookie Season '11?