National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Set for Feb. 7-8 Launches Cookies in Eastern Oklahoma
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Posted by: Ingrid Williams
This year, Girl
Scouts and their loyal customers across the country will celebrate this
$770-million business with National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (NGSCW), set for
February 7-8, 2014. NGSCW coincides with the start of Girl Scouts
of Eastern Oklahoma’s Cookie Sale, which begins on February 8. Local Girl
Scouts will hit the streets with six varieties of cookies again this year: Thin
Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles.
"National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will focus the spotlight on
the essential skills girls learn by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie
Program,” said Roberta
Preston, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. "From a Google+ Hangout
featuring Girl Scouts’ national CEO Anna Maria Chavez to a 50-state blogger
tour with Mom It Forward, Girl Scouts all over the nation are asking our
communities to celebrate with us by purchasing cookies to help our girls reach
As the nation’s largest girl-led business, the Girl Scout Cookie
Sale engages over three million girls annually, teaching five essential skills:
goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business
comes to skill building, statistics show the Girl Scout Cookie Program works.
According to a survey from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of
Girl Scout "cookie entrepreneurs” learn money management by developing budgets,
taking cookie orders, and handling customers’ money. Eighty-three percent build
business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision
making; and 75 percent develop people skills.
Locally, Girl Scout
Cookies will be available for $4.00 per box, which help girls and their troops
directly in their Girl Scouting experiences. To find where Girl Scout Cookies
are available near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or the local Girl Scout website at www.gseok.org/cookies.
in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development
organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl
Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls
of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl
Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma serves approximately 13,000 girls and volunteers in
30 eastern Oklahoma counties and is a United Way agency. For more information
on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call
800-707-9914 or visit www.gseok.org. Girl
Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma is a proud 2013 recipient of the Oklahoma Business
Ethics Consortium’s Community Impact Award and Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Social
Justice and Human Rights Award.