|Celebrate Cookie Day with the Girl Scouts|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 07 February 2013 09:52|
Girl Scouts has declared Friday as National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
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.
The Girl Scout cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the world, generating $790 million in annual sales. Girls sell over 200 million cookie packages a year. With the earnings, girls fund projects in the community and learn five skills: goal setting, money management, decision making, people skills and business ethics.
All revenue earned from cookie sales stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale.
Girl Scouts of the USA has a social media team, who is making the most of National Girl Scout Cookie Day on Friday. Highlights will include a #onemorebox contest with winners announced the day of, and live coverage of the day's events. @GirlScouts will be tweeting the location of the Sweetery Food Truck in New York City.
"The Girl Scout cookie program is the premier entrepreneurship opportunity for girls, but it is just one part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience," said Roni Luckenbill, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio CEO. "Girl Scouts participate in many activities throughout the year and work on many projects. Cookies are just one of those activities. It's not too late for girls to join Girl Scouting - we want all girls who wish to be a Girl Scout to be able to join."
Customers can find cookies using a free app at www.girlscoutcookies.org or can visit www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org and click on Cookie Locator.
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