National Girl Scout Cookie Day (February 8)
celebrates World's Largest Girl-Led Business
When it comes to skill building, statistics show the Girl Scout Cookie Program works. According to a survey from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of Girl Scout “cookie entrepreneurs” learn money management by developing budgets, taking cookie orders, and handling customer’s money. Eighty-three percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.
All the revenue earned from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the local Girl Scout council. Councils use cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, such as providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and conducting events. As part of their experience in any Girl Scout product activity, girls can earn official Girl Scout awards at every level of Girl Scouting, including cookie and financial literacy badges and the annual Cookie Activity Pin.
Girl Scouts’ social media team is making the most of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 8. Highlights will include a #onemorebox contest with winners announced the day of, and live coverage of the day’s events. @GirlScouts will even be tweeting the location of the Girl Scout Sweetery Food Truck as it makes its way through New York City, staffed with Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Cookie Sale began January 18 with pre-orders, and booth sales are scheduled across southeast Louisiana’s 23 parishes, March 1 - 17. Customers will be able to find the location and times of Girl Scout cookie booth sales online at www.gsle.org or through the Cookie Locator mobile app, downloadable from the iTunes store, or by calling **GSCOOKIES (**472665437) from their mobile phone.
Media contact: Marianne Addy, VP of Communications & Marketing
(504) 733-8220, ext. 2226 or firstname.lastname@example.org