Girl Scouts just entered its second century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Given that more than half (57%) of Girl Scout alumnae in business fields credit the Girl Scout Cookie Program with developing skills they use today—including money management, goal setting, and public speaking—selling Girl Scout Cookies has helped millions of female entrepreneurs over the past 100 years spark their careers.
During Girl Scout Cookie season, participating Girl Scouts across the country show their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) spirit as they sell delicious cookies, building essential entrepreneurial and other business skills along the way that are imperative to leadership and future success. And the funds from every cookie purchase power amazing experiences for girls year-round.
This season, troops nationwide are welcoming the return of the Girl Scout S’mores cookie, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Consumers can fuel transformative leadership experiences for girls and help build the next generation of female entrepreneurs by purchasing Girl Scout S’mores as well as classic favorites like Thin Mints and Samoas.
Over 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program each year, and all of the net revenue from cookie sales—100% of it—stays within a Girl Scout council’s local area to benefit girls and their council. Councils depend on cookie earnings to run their programming, which supports incredible experiences for girls, and girls decide how to invest their troop’s portion of the earnings in impactful community projects and personal enrichment opportunities. Bringing in close to $800 million in total sales over the course of a cookie season, the cookie program enables girls nationwide to think big as they take action in their communities on issues they’re passionate about. However, cookie earnings alone aren’t enough to power and expand the reach of Girl Scouts—large-scale investment in Girl Scout programming is crucial during cookie season and year-round, if the organization is to grant girls unparalleled leadership development experiences.
You can purchase cookies online in your area by visiting http://www.girlscouts.org/en/cookies/all-about-cookies.html, or or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.