Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Girl Scouts across the country are busy selling cookies this winter.
Wednesday, February 6
Girl Scouts of the USA has declared Friday, Feb. 8, as the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day! National Girl Scout Cookie Day highlights the 5 Skills Girl Scouts learn through the World’s Largest Girl-led Business – The Girl Scout Cookie Program. These skills include: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. “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…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thanks to sites like Facebook and Twitter, Girl Scouts are seeing more cookie sales than ever before.
January marks the start of Girl Scout Cookie sales nationwide. Although the concept of selling cookies for the organization isn’t new, the way the sales are done has changed over the years. Before the social media craze hit, most of the Girl Scout Cookie sales were done traveling door-to-door. With the new age of Facebook and Twitter, sales are looking a little bit different. “In the first phase of our program, girls take orders from friends and family and travel door-to-door following safety measures. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are becoming more popular each year as a great way for girls to inform their friends that they are taking orders,” said Madelon Koerner, Director of Product Program for the Girl Scouts of Northern …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It's that time of year again—get out your wallets and get ready to snack on some of your favorite sweet treats, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America.
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Wednesday, January 9
It's time to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies. Not sure where to buy them near you? You can plug your zip code into the cookie finder on the Scouts' website to find out. Can't remember which variety you like best? When in doubt, buy a bunch — or check out the Cookie Guide. And just in case you were wondering just where all that cookie money goes, we did our homework. According to the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, all of the revenue earned from cookie activities stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. This includes the portion that goes directly to the group selling cookies. Councils use their cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups and individual girls, such as …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cookie Locator app connects cookie cravers with nearby sellers.
Are you on the prowl for Girl Scout cookies? Thanks to a new Smart Phone app, you won’t have to look far. Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) recently launched the new Cookie Locator app. The free download allows users to find the nearest cookie booths and a list of dates and times those booths will be open. “People often underestimate the number of Girl Scout Cookies they want to order and end up wishing they’d ordered more. Or they don’t know a Girl Scout who can help them,” Madelon Koerner, director of product sales, said. The new app is available to iPhone or Android users and is completely interactive. Not only you take a quiz to find out what your “cookie personality” is, but you can also share everything via Facebook, Twitter …