Girl Scout troops have set goals for camping,
literacy projects, trips and more
BEDFORD, NH – Girl Scout Cookie season only lasts until March 25 in New Hampshire and Vermont, so there is just a short time left to get your favorite treat! Not only do the cookies taste great, every penny stays local – enabling girls in your community to participate in Girl Scouts, go camping, be involved in STEM programming, travel, and learn essential business skills.
When you buy a box of Girl Scout Cookies, you are helping girls to achieve success, learn essential skills, and provide amazing experiences such as these:
- Cadette Girl Scout Troop 10318 of Londonderry, New Hampshire, has worked for several years to earn their Outdoor Journey Award and other certifications in order to do a trek through a loop of the Appalachian Trail this spring and summer. Through their sale of Girl Scout Cookies and fall products, they were able to pay for essential equipment needed for the trip.
- Girl Scout Troop 30192 in Bakersfield, Vermont, has been saving their cookie earnings for four years in order to take a trip to Washington, D.C., which they did last fall. While there, they earned their D.C. badge. The girls happened to be at the Women in the Military museum when the Honor Flight came through, and were very touched when the members asked to take a photo with the girls. They saw the Capitol, the Supreme Court, protests, and learned to navigate the Metro and city blocks.
- Girl Scout Brownies in Raymond, New Hampshire, are using their earnings towards a literacy project in their community and also to help support animals in need. They are planning to have an end-of-cookie-season celebration where they make a trip to a Build-A-Bear workshop where the girls will all get to make a bear and also make one to donate to a local child in need as well.
- In Amherst, New Hampshire, the Girl Scout Cadettes in Troop 11607 used troop proceeds earned in the fall product and cookie sales to fund a camping trip. They earned their Outdoor Journey badges by canoeing on a lake, hiking and cooking outdoors. One girl used her cookie earnings to purchase her Girl Scout membership, uniform components, and Girl Scout socks. The rest she has donated to the Girl Scout financial assistance fund.
- Girl Scouts in troops 11245 and 10101 in Salem, New Hampshire, are working hard to meet their cookie sales goals so they can go to a Girl Scout weekend at The Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York.
- In Winooski, Vermont, Cadette Troop 30187 used their cookie earnings toward their Silver Awards, a camping trip to Maine, and are planning a trip to Costa Rica. Junior Troop 30948 is using cookie earnings for trips to Jay Peak and the Seacoast Science Center, as well as toward their Bronze and Silver Awards. Brownie Troop 52013 is putting cookie earnings toward chemistry camp, an overnight trip to Montshire, and toward camping in Vermont. Daisy Troop 58806 has plans for bowling, camping, and chemistry camp, thanks to their cookie earnings.
The Girl Scout Cookie program is the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States, and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls’ needs and issues collect fewer than eight cents of every dollar granted by philanthropic foundations in the country, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.
To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit http://bit.ly/GScookiefind or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.
About Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with proven results. It is based on time-tested methods and research-backed programming that helps girls take the lead—in their own lives and in the world. Through our exciting and challenging programs, Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, financial literacy training, and beyond! Serving more than 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org.