2015 Cookie Season Dates*
|Saturday, December 6, 2014||The 4th Annual Cookie Kick-off|
|Friday, January 9, 2015||Individual Order Taking Begins|
|Friday, January 30, 2015||Individual Order Taking Ends|
|Friday, February 27, 2015 -
Sunday, March 1, 2015
|National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend|
|Friday, February 27, 2015||Booth Sales Begin|
|Sunday, March 22, 2015||Booth Sales End|
* How were the Cookie Program dates determined?
The CEO, along with the Product Program department, felt it was imperative to include our volunteers in such an important decision! So, in May of 2014, GSNI formed a task group of 12 volunteers with varying roles. There were Service Unit Managers, Service Unit Cookie Coordinators, Troop Leaders, Cookie Cupboard Managers as well as a Recognition Chair and a Junior level Girl Scout. They brainstormed and discussed the pros/cons of various start dates and after much consideration and research of different school district calendars, no one was in favor of a significantly later start date for a variety of reasons. A few of the reasons were, booth sales would overlap with Easter and/or Spring Break in the majority of schools, rewards would be received late or even after schools were out in most cases and other bordering councils would be selling before us and taking advantage of early sales. This task group determined the best cookie program start date would be one that starts on a Friday and is later than last year, but not too late for the reasons mentioned above. They also wanted booth sales to begin later. Therefore, with this group's recommendation, we will begin order taking on Friday, January 9 (a little over a week later than last year) and we will begin booth sales on Friday, February 27 ( two weeks later than last year).
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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.