GIRL SCOUTS PROVE WOMEN ENTREPENEURSHIP IS DELICIOUS-COOKIE PROGRAM PRODUCES MORE FEMALE BUSINESS OWNERS THAN MOST UNIVERSITIES.
Online PR News – 30-January-2012 – – (Louisiana) Girl Scout Cookie Time is here. The Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf pre-orders began January 20, 2012 and will continue through February 5. After which, direct sales (booth sales) begin March 2 and finish March 18. This year Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf will boast eight flavors of cookies, including a new lemon flavored cookie Savannah Smiles. Savannah Smiles is named after the city, Savannah, GA, in which the first Girl Scout Troop was started 100 years ago. The cookies will be available for only $4.00 a box and do “more than you know”. Minus what they pay the baker nearly 100% of the proceeds remain in the council comprised of 42 parishes in Louisiana, to fund program opportunities for girls. Other portions of the proceeds go towards incentives for the girls, program supplies, camping opportunities, insurance and troop proceeds.
Some troops may even choose to participate in the “Cookies for Caring” campaign, which consists of collecting donated boxes of cookies for their cause of choice, like sending boxes to soldiers overseas. In addition girls learn five essential skills from participating in the cookie program. Those skills are goal-setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.
“The cookie program is one of the best ways to see the full Girl Scout experience in action. Not only are girls able to develop their entrepreneurial skills, but they are simultaneously developing the courage, confidence, and character it takes to succeed in today’s society. The cookie program encourages girls to set goals, work hard to reach them, and enjoy the satisfaction upon completion,” says Membership Specialist, Meighan Brown. Research shows that nearly 80% of all female executives and virtually every female astronaut that went into space were Girl Scouts at one point or another in their youth. The cookie program is the backbone of the Financial Literacy program of Girl Scouts. Girls at every age level are learning those important skills which can carry over into many aspects of their lives. Girl Scouts throughout the council will be participating in the cookie program. While the public is enjoying the delicious treats the girls are learning how to operate their own small business. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that.
For more information on where to find cookies, visit www.girlscoutspinestogulf.org or download the free cookie locator app for smart phones. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.