Sunday, January 1, 2017

7 Days Till the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

The 2017 Cookie Program marks 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! We're excited for you to be a part of history when you participate in this year's program. We can't believe how quickly it came--and brought with it Girl Scout S'mores! And that's just one reason to participate in this historic sale! Here is why you should absolutely participate in the 2017 Cookie Program
How does a successful Cookie Program impact you? 
Lots of ways! Girls earn funds that help them do amazing things. They might choose to use their funds for a service project and feed hungry kids in their neighborhood. Maybe they’ll go to a STEM workshop, become inspired and grow up to be the scientist that discovers the cure to cancer. Or those cookie funds could send a girl to camp where she breaks out of her shell, gains confidence and wows everyone with her leadership. 
 The possibilities are endless, really. In addition to the many benefits to girls – which you’ll read about shortly – the Cookie Program also helps the Council do things like feed horses at Camp Misty Meadows, add additional canoes at Camp Agnes Arnold and maintain all 10 of our camp properties so girls have a place to experience the outdoors. For our volunteers, cookie proceeds help keep the cost of trainings very low, meaning you’re not having to pay for supplies or training guides provided – cookie funds cover a lot of that! 
When your daughter participates in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, she isn’t just selling grandma a couple boxes of Thin Mints. She has the opportunity to change the world, to make Girl Scouting better for future Girl Scouts and, most importantly, transform herself, step by step, into a young woman of courage, confidence and character. Keep reading, and we’ll show you how. 
Be Unique. Be You. 
Every Girl Scout has her own strengths that set her apart from the rest. She’s creative, energetic, social, hardworking and so much more–and it’s time to celebrate exactly what makes her stand out! The Girl Scout Cookie Program allows each girl to show her originality. She can use her unique skills to design contest-winning cookie booth displays or to create her own distinctive selling techniques. 
The program also teaches girls to take control of situations and serve as a leader for change. They’re developing the 5 Skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These are skills that girls will carry with them for a lifetime of success. 
Many of today’s premier female leaders got their start by selling Girl Scout Cookies. In fact, 64 percent of women in leadership positions in civic organizations were once Girl Scouts. Astronaut Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, Journalist and Author Lisa Ling, Houston Police Chief Elizabeth Watson, Tennis Champions Venus and Serena Williams and Fashion Designer Vera Wang are just a few of the amazing women who once took part in the Girl Scout Cookie Program. 
When your daughter participates, she’s learning valuable skills that will last a lifetime and who knows? Maybe one day she’ll be the business owner, prominent journalist or CEO that young girls look up to! 
Join the Cookie Program today! 
It’s never too late to join the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Maybe you’re excited about your Girl Scout learning the 5 Skills, or maybe your girls have a fantastic idea for a creative cookie booth that will help the troop increase their booth sales. Getting involved has neverbeen easier.