You know the drill: for a few special weeks every year, Girl Scouts across the country sell the world's best cookies—Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs ... yum! Since the window for finding cookies is a short one, we want you to be prepared!
Girl Scouts will be taking orders from friends, family and neighbors January 16-February 22, 2015, and will be selling in front of local businesses February 27-March 15, 2015.
The Largest Girl-Led Business in the World
When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects that are essential to leadership, success and life. Today, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world!
Girl Scout alumnae are shining examples of the lifelong impact of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. More than two-thirds of women business owners, senators and congresswomen, were Girl Scouts. Many credit their professional accomplishments to their early start in the Girl Scout Cookie Program!
There's a lot more to each box of cookies than just a tasty treat! A portion of the money raised goes directly to local troops selling cookies. This lets troops finance program goals and activities like field trips, camp outs and service learning projects.
The rest of the proceeds is used to help make Girl Scouting available to every girl in western Washington who wants to participate. The proceeds also help us recruit and train volunteers, keep our campgrounds pretty, and support initiatives like science workshops and community outreach programs.