Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois delighted local girls with the announcement that the highest level reward in the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Program would be a trip for two to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Announced at the beginning of cookie season, the first-time-ever reward is for girls who set their goals high and sell 2,500 boxes of cookies or more. Several girls are close to this reward level while many others are on their way to earning enough to finance a summer camp session, a community service project, or a troop trip.
One example is Girl Scout Marissa D. of Streamwood who has sold over 2,500 boxes of cookies to earn the Disney trip. She was very close to the Disney reward level and shared this news with a customer. The customer offered to purchase enough cookies—a value of $100—to help her reach her goal. Now, Marissa is going to Disney!
The following message was sent out to Service Units and Troops via eBudde earlier today, but we wanted to share it with everyone:
We wanted to update you on the status of extending booth sales for one week. There will not be an official extension. There are a couple reasons we've decided NOT to extend booth sales through March 29.
1) We only heard back from a very small percentage of troops indicating they would like to hold a "My Sales" booth for an additional weekend. Most of those that were in favor would only be in favor if we could guarantee availability of all varieties.
2) Due to the national shortage and our regularly scheduled sale dates, the baker and therefore; the council, cannot guarantee to have all cookie varieties in our cupboards to cover the additional weekend.
If however, you were one of the troops that said yes and can arrange a "My Sales" location for the extended weekend (March 27-29) we would approve the site but only with the knowledge that the cupboards would not be open and the money would still need to be deposited first thing Monday, March 30 because the final bank sweep would not be delayed.
Your Product Program Team
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) serves over 17,000 girls and 4,000 adults in 16 counties in northern Illinois. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of leadership-oriented and girl-led programming, girls participate in age-appropriate activities in the areas of Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Financial Literacy, Outdoor and Environmental Awareness, and Community Service. Click here to read more.