Why Girl Scouts sell cookies
Girl Scout Cookies are on sale in the Greater Washington Region. Girl Scouts are taking orders now for delivery of cookies starting Feb 6. Girl Scout Cookie booths outside local stores will run from Feb. 22 - March 24, 2013. Each box of Girl Scout Cookies cost $4.00 with all proceeds staying in the Greater Washington Region to support local Girl Scout activities.
What started as a bake sale in 1917 has grown into the largest girl-led entrepreneurial business in the nation. Last year in the Greater Washington Region, over 4.5 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were sold. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local troop activities like travel and community service projects; and to maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial assistance.
Schedule an interview with a local Girl Scout to find out why she sells Girl Scout Cookies:
DeJah Lee, Girl Scout Ambassador from Landover, Maryland.
“I started selling Girl Scout Cookies when I was eight years old, and very shy. Selling Girl Scout Cookies gave me confidence, social skills and I learned about running a business. I enjoy donating cookies to our local fire station and the senior center. Girl Scout Cookies puts smiles on just about everyone’s face.” ~ DeJah
Mia Jackson, Girl Scout Junior, Silver Spring, MD
“Last year I got to spend a lot of time with my older brother. You see, I sold cookies at his basketball games. This year he is in college, but I will always remember the time we spent together last year.” ~Mia
Lila Schandler, Girl Scout Cadette, Reston, VA
“The best part of selling Girl Scout Cookies is being with my friends and just the thrill of selling our hearts out.” ~Lila
Christian Herald, Girl Scout Junior, Washington, DC
“I learned the value of community service, when my troop selected to purchase three llamas with the money we earned selling cookies. We wanted to make sure the women in Peru could use the wool to make warm clothing for their families.” ~Christian
The Greater Washington Region sells eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies baked by Little Brownie Bakers: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Savannah Smiles, Dulce de Leche and Thank You Berry Munch.
In addition to going door-to-door, Girl Scouts are utilizing technology to take orders online, and have a Girl Scout Cookie Locator mobile app to drive traffic to their local cookie booths.