Tuesday, February 6, 2018

G.I.R.L. Cookie Entrepreneurs Are Smart, Creative, Bold, and Unstoppable—It’s the Girl Scout Way!

Yes, Girl Scout Cookies are absolutely delicious, but there’s so much more to them than that. Selling cookies gives millions of girls across the United States the chance to participate in new, unique, and amazing experiences while also learning crucial life skills and taking the lead (like a Girl Scout!) to change the world—for themselves and for all of us.

Creating goals? She sets ‘em and slays ‘em. Making decisions? No problem! Managing money? Check! Perfecting her people skills? She’s always ready to speak up and get things done. Maintaining business ethics? It’s at the center of everything she does.

In true Girl Scout style, safety, learning, and adventure are central to the tenets of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Because the well-being of the girls we serve is always top of mind. That’s why each of Girl Scouts’ 112 councils oversees its local cookie business operations and establishes protocols to meet the needs and norms of its community. As long as girls are staying safe, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrates every girl who flexes her business skills by seizing opportunities to meet her goals and grow into a bold, successful entrepreneur.”

So whether it’s taking a life-altering trip across the Atlantic, building meaningful solutions for homeless communities, or supporting a girl’s Gold Award project, when cookie bosses get together, there are no limits to what they can accomplish.

This season, stock up on all your favorite Girl Scout Cookies knowing you’re helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs and powering amazing experiences and projects—like these real-life examples shared by parents and troop leaders on Girl Scouts’ Facebook page!

Travels and Explorations

Taking action on a 15-day mission trip to Costa Rica to save baby turtles

Reveling in summer travels to Ireland, England, and France 

Enjoying educational airport tours and fire department trips

Going on camping trips and overnight stays at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

Visiting Savannah, Georgia, the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low

Experiencing the Michigan Science Center

Embarking on a day trip to New York City
Attending an out-of-state surf camp in San Diego, California 

Spending the night at the Phoenix Zoo

High Adventure 
Going rock climbing

Trying out zip-lining

Donations and Service to Others 

Donating items to a local organization that opens a "spirit store," which allows parents in need to buy new items at reduced prices or volunteer to earn store credit
Making a $1,000 donation to a local elementary school for a new playground

Adopting a local soup kitchen
Completing service projects for the military, local schools, and a special family that lost its Girl Scout daughter to cancer. 

Sponsoring Girl Scout Memberships and Funding Important Projects

Purchasing lifetime memberships for girls aging out of Girl Scouts 

Sponsoring another Girl Scout’s membership

Buying badges and vests for troops

Funding girls’ Silver, Bronze, and Gold Award project

And that’s just the tip of the powered-by-cookies iceberg! Our cookie entrepreneurs come up with hundreds of different, exciting, and meaningful ways to invest their cookie earnings across the country every year. The best part? Troops decide how they will use their hard-earned cookie cash as a team—everyone gets a say!

Support girls’ success. This year, it’s easier than ever to find cookie booths in your area, or even order cookies online!

Here’s how you can find a cookie booth near you.