Macedonia, Ohio— Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) will kick off the Girl Scout Cookie season with girls taking pre-orders beginning January 7, 2019. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders, who are equipped to “Go for BOLD!”
Supporting Girl Scouts as they make sales and learn essential business skills is imperative to ensuring our country has a strong workforce and economy. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also learn five crucial skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—while doing incredible things for themselves and their communities.
“Girl Scout Cookies power amazing experiences for girls,” said GSNEO Chief Executive Officer Jane Christyson. “Proceeds ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to explore hundreds of experiences in a safe and supportive, girl-led, girl-only environment with trained volunteers who are passionate about making a difference.”
Each and every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies— 100 percent of the net revenue of which stays local— is an investment in girls and their leadership capabilities, both now and in the future. Girl Scouts use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming. Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.
In addition to classic favorites like Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils, this year’s lineup features the return of the Toffee-tastic cookie, each for $5 per box! First introduced in 2015, Toffee-tastic is a gluten-free option that features a rich, buttery cookie with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. To find a Girl Scout selling cookies in your neighborhood, call 1-888-9-Thin Mint, or download the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app to receive cookie booth alerts beginning March 8, 2019. For more information about Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and how to donate, join, or volunteer, visit gsneo.org.