Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is kicking off Girl Scout Cookie season, the time of year when Girl Scouts become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures, with pre-orders beginning January 3, 2020. Celebrating young female leaders just got a little sweeter with a new lemon cookie!
The new Girl Scout Cookie is Lemon-Ups™, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life.
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 “Wow the World!”
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, their troop, and their communities.
“Supporting local Girl Scouts as they make sales and learn essential business skills is imperative to ensuring our country has a strong workforce and economy,” 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, environment.”
Each 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 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programming. Many troops put their earnings toward impactful community projects, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws.
The new lemon cookie joins the traditional lineup of Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, and Trefoils, and the return of the Toffee-tastic cookie, and S’mores, each for $5 per box! 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 13, 2020. For more information about Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and how to donate, join, or volunteer, visit gsneo.org.