It's not too late to get your Girl Scout cookies. Although February 8th was National Girl Scout Cookie Day, the local NYPenn Pathways Girl Scouts (gsnypenn.org) are still busy selling cookies. If you missed out on ordering, you can buy them directly from a local Girl Scout Troop at a booth at one of the many businesses participating this year. See this link for a description of cookies being sold and to locate a troop booth in your area. Dates are scheduled up until mid-March. Whether you like thin mints(the most popular) or peanut butter patties, you can find something for everyone in the family. Cookies are still $3.50 per box. The Girl Scout Cookie Program takes place every year not only to bring in funds to serve girls locally, but to teach five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
The NYPenn Pathways Girls Scout Council was formed in June 2009 and is comprised of five legacy councils, including the Seven Lakes Council. The Girl Scouts program is a leadership development program for girls ages 5-17 to develop confidence, courage and character by learning valuable life skills. Girls participate in various activities in such areas as science, technology, culinary arts, community service and outdoor recreation. Today, more than 59 million women in the US are Girl Scout alumnae; fun fact- did you know that two thirds of female members in Congress have been Girl Scouts?(girlscouts.org)
The Girl Scouts of NY Penn Pathways welcome girls of all backgrounds. If finances are a concern, the "Girl Scout Opportunity Fund" gives financial assistance for fees, uniforms and special programs. To find out more about this or to donate or volunteer, go to gsnypenn.org.