Friday, November 8, 2013

Check out the Nov/Dec 2013 Golden Link!

The latest issue of The Golden Link arrived in mailboxes across the Council this week! It's packed full of the program listings, service project ideas and fun Council history stories, but it's the cover story - COOKIES! - that is our favorite.

The start of the Cookie Program is just around the corner - flip open to page 12 to get all the details on dates, new cookies, how to be a Super Troop and more! You can also read The Golden Link online. Here's a sneak peek at everything you need to know to have a great sale:

What Can a Girl Do? Change the World 2014 Girl Scout Cookie Program
Through the Cookie Program, girls are given limitless opportunities to make their world a better place. Changing the world sounds like a huge job. But that’s what girls do every day. They make positive decisions, help people in need and take care of our planet. The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls make all this happen!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls to be a leader for change. They learn The 5 Skills:

  • Goal setting
  • Decision making
  • Money management
  • People skills
  • Business ethics

These are skills that girls will carry with them for a lifetime of success. Many of today’s women got their leadership start by selling cookies. In fact, 64 percent of women in leadership positions in civic and organizations were once Girl Scouts. News anchor Katie Couric, Linda Chavez-Thompson (labor leader) and Pam Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, are a few on the amazing women who were part of this tradition of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Read more here.