Cookie booth sales begin Feb. 20 and run through March 30
BEDFORD, NH – Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains has launched the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season, joining Girl Scouts across the United States becoming entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures.
This season, Girl Scouts announces two sweet new ways to celebrate young female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls, and a new lemon cookie, Lemon Ups. The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls about entrepreneurship as they have fun learning essential skills like money management, public speaking, and decision making, which set them up for a lifetime of success. Girl Scouts say the cookie program builds their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path—so every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow. What’s more, each and every purchase stays local to power amazing experiences and leadership opportunities for girls in their communities.
Girl Scouts have been taking pre-orders, with those deliveries to take place later this month and into March. On Thursday, Feb. 20, booth sales will begin, running through March 30, where you can buy cookies directly from Girl Scouts in your hometown. It’s easy to find a cookie booth near you – just visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, or even download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app to your smartphone.
The new Girl Scout Cookie is Lemon-Ups, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. The new cookie joins the national 2020 lineup, which also includes favorites such as Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils.
“Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies—but the program is about so much more than cookies,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girls learn about entrepreneurship as they run their own cookie businesses. The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future. When you purchase cookies you are helping girls power their Girl Scout experience and you’re supporting female entrepreneurs.”
Girl Scouts are doing remarkable things made possible by each and every cookie sale. In Wolfeboro, NH, Girl Scouts are working to turn an unused building into a community center that will serve young and old. A Gold Award Girl Scout in Amherst, NH, has worked to educate her community about civics and citizenship. In Clarendon, VT, a Girl Scout troop helped assemble meals for the Rutland Meals challenge. Girl Scouts in Milton, VT, have worked with their town officials to protect declining bird populations. Many more Girl Scouts have used their cookie proceeds to help pay for summer camp, membership fees, travel, and community action projects.
While many people look forward to their annual opportunity to stock up on their favorite Girl Scout Cookies, others use this chance to give to others through the Gift of Caring Project and Operation Cookie, which allows the public to donate Girl Scout Cookies to those who have served our country.
Girl Scouts across the country will celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 28-March 1. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains invites all to support their local Girl Scout and remember that each package of cookies powers amazing experiences for girls right in your hometown.
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.