Baker Chosen for 2014 Cookie Season
GSNI has made a decision the baker for the 2014 Cookie Season. Click here to read a statement by GSNI CEO, Vicki Wright.
Thank You for Your Support of The Girl Scout Cookie Program
The 2013 Cookie Sale has ended. Check back here as we get closer to the 2014 cookie season for more information.
2013 Bling Your Booth Contest Winners
Each year troops can participate in our "Bling Your Booth" Contest where they decorate their booth based on a theme. This year's theme was Decision Making. The winners were voted on by staff at GSNI Service Centers. Congratulations to all of the winners! Photos of all of the winners can be found on our Facebook Page.
Elgin Service Center
First Place: Troop 1195
Second Place: Troop 1141
Third Place: Troop 201
Freeport Service Center
First Place: Troop 5242
Second Place: Troop 5043
Third Place: Troop 5033
Rockford Service Center
First Place: Troop 3399
Second Place: Troop 3223
Third Place Troop 3398
Sugar Grove Service Center
First Place: Troop 4801
Second Place: Troop 449
Third Place: Troop 4137
5 for Five! Contest Winners
Terri from Machesney Park
Cindy R. from Algonquin
Dawn W. from Maple Park
Anita R. from South Holland
You will each be contacted via email with details on how to claim your prize of 25 boxes of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies! Thank you to all who participated and thank you to everyone for your support of the Girl Scout Cookie Program!
5 Skills for Girls:
What Girls Learn and Why It Matters
Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures too! The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills.
Goal Setting: Girl Scouts set cookie goals and develop a plan to reach those goals. When the time comes, she’ll be ready to create a well-thought-out plan for researching colleges and applying for scholarships.
Decision Making: Girl Scouts decide with their team how they will spend their cookie money. As she grows up, she’ll know when and how to give back to her community.
Money Management: Girl Scouts take cookie orders and handle customers' money. She can handle a checking account, help with the grocery shopping and even stay on top of her cell phone bill!
People Skills: Girl Scouts learn how to talk and listen to all types of people while selling cookies. She can work well with others on school projects or as part of a sports team.
Business Ethics: Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. They will develop excellent references for when she looks for her first job or applies for college. For more information about the leadership development benefits Girl Scouting gives girls, visit girlscoutcookies.com to learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program.