It's my daughter, Sagezilla's 3rd year selling Girl Scout cookies. She loved being a Brownie and now she's learning, creating and growing even more as a Jr. We're huge advocates of the Girl Scouts and encourage everyone to help out a scout. Through Girl Scouts, Sagezilla's gone camping and spent two overnighters with the scouts at The Museum of Science and Industry and Dozing With The Dinos at The Field Museum. She's done community service to educate about the evils of puppy mills, learned to cook & ice skate, honed her archery skills, and so much more. She's also formed close friendships with a great variety of girls.
Unlike the beleaguered boy scouts, the Girl Scouts are a separate organization and already embrace diversity. They don't ban members based on their orientation, race or beliefs and they're all about encouraging girls to grow into their own unique talents and leadership skills.
February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day #onemorebox
Presale orders are in, but the scouts are just about to hit stores and set up on site sales all over the country. If you adore GS cookies, buy some for yourself. If you don't do sugar, are allergic to wheat or on a diet...buy some for your friends or donate them to our service men & women. Girl Scout cookies are the tasty little primary fundraiser that makes so many great opportunities affordable and possible for our girls. Please pitch in.
Here's what the Girl Scouts have to say:
Have you seen our new Girl Scout Cookie boxes? We've given them an overhaul to highlight the real purpose of our $790 million cookie program: teaching girls the 5 Skills essential to leadership, to success, and to life. "Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout Cookies are," says Girl Scouts of the USA CEO, Anna Maria Chávez, "but many customers don't realize that they're also helping girls build money management and people skills. The girl who sells you Thin Mints today might be conducting the symphony, trying to make an Olympic team, or managing a successful local business in a matter of years."
Helping your local Girl Scout Cookie Professional build a lifetime of skills and confidence isn't the only way you're improving your community. Because all the revenue earned from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. Councils then use that cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and sponsoring events.
To celebrate this important program and the role it fills in the lives of millions of Girl Scouts, we've created a single day to galvanize cookie lovers across the nation. On February 8, National Girl Scout Cookie Day, the whole country will talk about the skills girls learn, participate in local events, compete in our #onemorebox photo contest, follow live-tweets throughout a day of events and talk shows (and an honest-to-gosh cookie food truck rolling through the streets of New York City), visit our relaunched Girl Scout Cookies website, download our apps (iPhone and Android), and buy or order cookies from local Girl Scout Cookie Professionals.
"When you go to your local grocery store or mall and see our troops, remember you can help a girl develop a skill that will serve her the rest of her life," says Chávez. "I cannot think of a more delicious way to support our next generation of leaders than by buying Girl Scout Cookies."
Don't you agree? Join the country on February 8 to purchase #onemorebox from a girl who will change the world.