What can a girl do? A world of good…and that good can start with a sweet, delicious cookie.
It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and girls throughout the area are anxious to show off their entrepreneurial skills as they run their own cookie business. According to the Girl Scouts of the United States, the organization’s Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world, which not only raises funds, but also empowers girls with strength, abilities and drive they’ll need to become confident, accomplished women.
Through cookie sales, girls are presented with opportunities to learn goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. The funds they raise help them earn their own way for activities and service projects they choose to do for the year. All Girl Scout Cookie Program proceeds stay in the community.
|Area Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for This Mints,
Samoas and other cookies beginning January 10.
(Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio)
Girls will begin taking orders Friday, Jan. 10. Girl Scouts of Western Oh
io will be offering customers a premium selection of the best-selling Girl Scout cookies including the ever-popular Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles. Girl Scout cookies are made by Little Brownie Bakers and cookies are selling for $4 a box.
“With every season of Girl Scout cookies, another generation of girls learns to set goals, make a plan and manage money,” said Roni Luckenbill, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO. “As women, they’ll need to know these things whether their goal is to start a business, a family or both. No university has produced as many female business owners as has the Girl Scout Cookie Program.”
There’s still time to be a Girl Scout this year. Girls wishing to join are welcome and can also participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. For information about joining, visit www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org.