Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Girl Scouts across the country are busy selling cookies this winter.
Wednesday, February 6
Girl Scouts of the USA has declared Friday, Feb. 8, as the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day! National Girl Scout Cookie Day highlights the 5 Skills Girl Scouts learn through the World’s Largest Girl-led Business – The Girl Scout Cookie Program. These skills include: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. “Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout Cookies are, but many customers don’t realize that they’re also helping girls build money management and people skills,” said Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez. “The girl who sells you Thin Mints today may be running a business, reversing the deficit, and improving your community within a matter of years. Just ask our…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thanks to sites like Facebook and Twitter, Girl Scouts are seeing more cookie sales than ever before.
January marks the start of Girl Scout Cookie sales nationwide. Although the concept of selling cookies for the organization isn’t new, the way the sales are done has changed over the years. Before the social media craze hit, most of the Girl Scout Cookie sales were done traveling door-to-door. With the new age of Facebook and Twitter, sales are looking a little bit different. “In the first phase of our program, girls take orders from friends and family and travel door-to-door following safety measures. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are becoming more popular each year as a great way for girls to inform their friends that they are taking orders,” said Madelon Koerner, Director of Product Program for the Girl Scouts of Northern …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Girl Scout cookies go on sale this Saturday, Jan. 5. Find out what the Girl Scouts are all about and where to score some delicious snacks.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago will be selling their delicious cookies this Saturday, Jan. 5. The newly minted boxes remind customers that buying Girl Scout cookies is more than just an exchange of money for product. The young Girl Scout entrepreneurs learn key business skills that carry them into adulthood. Skokie resident and troop leader Amanda Lorenz said training her scouts to sell the cookies is part of the fun. “We practice how they are going to talk to people, help them set a goal for themselves and figure out together how to count up the money and what to do with it,” Lorenz said. “Part of Girl Scout law is being courteous to other people and be responsible to what you say.” Lorenz’s group consists of 11 girls, one of which is …