Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top 10: It's a great time to sell Girl Scout Cookies!

It's almost January, which in western Pennsylvania means one thing: It's Girl Scout Cookie time! Here are the top 10 reasons why it's a great time to sell Girl Scout cookies!
  1. Recognitions! Girls will hoot over this year's owl-themed lineup of great goodies for go-getters! Fancy a FitBit? Admire the American Girl Doll of the Year? The hottest must-haves are choices for top sellers in 2017!
  2. Keep the fun going! Troops can use cookie proceeds to pay for girls’ memberships through Early Bird registration in the spring.
  3. Earning and learning! The proceeds troops earn from the Cookie Program funds camp, travel, events, programs, uniforms, community service and more!
  4. New Girl Scout S'mores Cookie! The favorite campfire treat is now a Girl Scout Cookie--and they'll be available for customers to buy and try starting Jan. 6. Find out more about the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies.
  5. Treats for troops! Take donations to send cookies to men and women in the U.S. military and local veterans groups through Operation: Sweet Appreciation!
  6. It's tradition! Girls 2017 marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts! Find out more about this major milestone
  7. Cookie Troop 100! To celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, one lucky troop from EVERY council across the country will win $100 each and one VERY lucky troop will win $3,000 to support their Take Action project! Check it out!
  8. Digital Cookie! Girl Scouts can reach customers near and far--and gain 21st century business skills--through their very own online sales sites on Digital Cookie. Girls who pair Digital Cookie with traditional sales sold 76% more cookies than girls who did not sell cookies online!
  9. Mad skills! Girl Scouts find the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ within to do awesome things for herself and for her community through the development of the five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
  10. Girl-powered! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the world! What's sweeter than that?