Girl Scouts are changing their cookie boxes to highlight the real purpose of the $790-million cookie program, which is to teach girls five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
Girl Scouts has named February 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Day to celebrate the program. Girls will be asking 50 million cookie fans across the nation to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world.
"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 59 million Girl Scout alumnae, including 70 percent of the women now serving as U.S. senators."
For information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA-4-U (212-852-8000) or visit www.girlscouts.org.