It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Girl Scout cookie time! We know how delicious those cookies are but did you know just how much good they do? Fun fact: The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. The Girl Scout Cookie Program prepares girls in the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area with the business smarts they need to take on the world! 

When you buy your Samoas® from local Girl Scouts, you’re helping fund unique and unforgettable experiences for girls, their troops and your local community, like learning coding, creating art or identifying insects. The experiences broaden their worlds and instill in them essential skills to prepare a lifetime of leadership. Read on to learn more about how one lil’ Thin Mint® can do so much, and why you should sign your daughter up ASAP!

Visit the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Virtual Pop-up Shop, and support your local troops! You can purchase cookies for yourself, or donate them to essential workers and active military.

Cookies On a Mission

The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana cookie program is not only drool-worthy but a critical source of funding for local Girl Scout councils to deliver essential programming to girls. This funding also supports the council’s focus on ensuring equitable experiences for all through financial assistance and other resources. These are cookies on a mission: a mission to help girls learn essential skills for leadership, success and life. 

 

With each box of Trefoils® sold, these mini entrepreneurs are learning how to set goals and make decisions on how they'll run their cookie sales. Throughout the rest of the year, Girl Scouts set goals and make decisions around which badges they want to work toward and how they'll use their earnings from cookie sales to benefit their troop!

Selling Tagalongs® also sets girls up to practice important life skills from a young age. Each Girl Scout manages her own cookie sales, which helps her learn money management, budgeting and the responsibility and honesty needed to run a business! Girl Scouts also use this time to practice their people skills with their customers, and gain confidence through creating relationships and finding their voices. One box of cookies can set girls up with skills that last a lifetime!

 

Visit the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Virtual Pop-up Shop, and support your local troops! You can purchase cookies for yourself, or donate them to essential workers and active military.

 

 

—Jamie Aderski