FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Girl Scouts of Connecticut has entered a new century of selling cookies as sales kicked off this month for the beloved snacks.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.
After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in the Connecticut area are kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
Consumers can now help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs in Connecticut by purchasing Girl Scout S’mores and classic favorites such as Thin Mints and Samoas.
During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. — Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader — sets out to sell delicious cookies while also building the entrepreneurial and business skills needed for leadership and future success.
Nearly 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program each year, generating nearly $800 million in sales during the average season.
And all of the net revenue raised —100 percent of it — stays within Connecticut. Councils use cookie earnings to power experiences for girls through programs, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more.
From using their cookie money to go on camping trips to donating their proceeds to a local animal shelter, Girl Scouts are doing amazing things made possible by each and every cookie sale. However, girls’ cookie earnings alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement—investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season.
To learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit gsofct.org.
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