Girl Scouts in Connecticut continue to participate in the Cookie Program, a $790-million national girl-led business that teaches girls Five Skills: goal setting, money management, people skills, business ethics, and decision making.
And when it comes to skill building, statistics show the 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 customers’ money. 83 percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.
Many local Girl Scouts plan to use their cookie proceeds to benefit the community they live in. In Bristol, Troop 66432 is planning to host a pasta dinner at the St. Vincent DePaul Mission. The girls will set up, serve, cook, and clean up, with supervision. Instead of having patrons pay for a ticket, they are asking that attendees bring an item to donate to the mission.
Girl Scouts are capable of doing a world of good through the Cookie Program. People are still able and encouraged to purchase just one more box to support girls in their efforts to make their communities and the world a better place. Visit www.gsofct.org and click on “Looking for Cookies” to find a girl near you.
Customers are also encouraged to donate to Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Gift of Caring program, Cookies for Heroes. The Cookies for Heroes service project allows customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies from their local Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will ship the cookies to service women and men overseas and at home. Visit www.cookiesforheroes.com for more information.
In addition, a new app is available for smart phones to help customers locate popular cookie booths throughout the state! Log onto www.girlscoutcookies.org and download the Official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to get up-to-date information on where to find cookies. Booth sales in Connecticut will continue through the month of April.
For more information, visit www.gsofct.org.