GIRL SCOUTS

National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Feb. 8

2013-01-28T03:05:00Z 2013-01-28T12:00:52Z National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Feb. 8Kim Dunne, Special to The Citizen Auburn Citizen
January 28, 2013 3:05 am  • 

The first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day is on Feb. 8! On this day, Girl Scouts everywhere will be raising awareness about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how you can get your Girl Scout cookies.

Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the biggest girl-led business in the world, generating $790 million in cookie sales? Or that girls sell more than 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million cookie customers?

As girls run their own businesses, they are learning five essential life skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

With the money they earn from the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls fund important community projects right in their own communities. Some things girls do with their proceeds are help children less fortunate then themselves, send care packages to our troops overseas, and donate cookies to the Gift of Caring Program.

The Gift of Caring program allows customers to buy cookies and donate them to an organization. Last year, the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways donated 7,776 boxes of cookies to the Salvation Army. This year, the council Gift of Caring recipient is the Food Bank of Central New York.

To celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day, girls will be at the Fingerlakes Mall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8, bringing awareness to the cookie program and what girls learn by participating. Feel free to stop on by and learn how you can buy Girl Scout cookies and support girls in your community.

For more information, contact Donna Danylec at 539-5085 ext. 2312 or ddanylec@gsnypenn.org.

Want to stock up on your favorite Girl Scout cookies? Girls will be out at stores and malls holding booth sales from Feb. 16 through March 20.

To find a booth sale near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org. Once there, you can enter your zip code and find the booth sales closest to you. You can also download the free Girl Scout cookie app to find booth sales, learn about the cookies and take part in some fun cookie activities!

We encourage Girl Scout alumnae to reconnect with the organization that helped them succeed. To keep up-to-date on all of the activities, or find out more information, visit www.gsnypenn.org. Did you know that girls can participate in events without their troop? Join the fun and friendship of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience! Visit www.gsnypenn.org or call 698-9400 or 539-5085 for more information.

Kim Dunne is the media manager for the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.

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