This year Girl Scouts has named February 8 National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Girls will be asking 50 million cookie fans across the nation to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world.
On Feb. 8, our council will be joining voices nationwide to raise awareness for the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scout cookies are an American icon, but cookie season is more than just a sale – it’s a program that teaches girls essential skills that they carry with them throughout their lives.
There are many women, including several local business women, who got their start in business by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
When it comes to skill building, statistics show the Girl Scout Cookie Program works. According to a survey from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of Girl Scout “cookie entrepreneurs” learn money management by developing budgets, taking cookie orders, and handling customers’ money. Eighty-three percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.