Girls Scouts of Northern California
Cookie season is drawing to a close, and to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Girl Scouts, the organization has a special offer for customers. On Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27, customers will be able to order online a variety of classic Girl Scout Cookies online and get discounted shipping. Choose from a variety of favorites, including Think Mints, Trefoils, Samosa and Do-Si-Dos, and support local Girl Scouts as they work to meet their cookie goals.
March 26 and 27: Final Weekend! FREE shipping for online orders of $50 or more. Perfect time to stock up your freezer for the summer!
Shipping times may be longer than usual due to baker supply chain challenges.
All cookie flavors are $6 per box.
Visit ilovecookies.org for more information.
“We are excited to offer a fun promotion that supports the almost 15,000 girl entrepreneurs who are participating in this year’s cookie program and also celebrate the 110th anniversary of our incredible Girl Scouts organization,” said Christine Dhondt, Sr. Director, Product Programs of Girl Scouts of Northern California. “We are grateful to the countless volunteers, caregivers, and customers who make this program possible, as well as to our partners at Little Brownie Baker, who are continuing to bake cookies to ship over a hundred million packages of cookies this season to fulfill all orders. Online orders might take a little bit longer to receive, but we feel the sweet treat is worth the wait.”
Cookie Season in Full Swing
An American tradition is back. It’s Girl Scout cookie time, and people once more have a chance to stock up on their favorites. This year, Adventurefuls, an all-new taste sensation inspired by brownies, with caramel-flavored crème and a touch of sea salt, join the lineup. “We couldn’t imagine a better cookie theme to reinvigorate our cookie program for 2022 and highlight the adventurous spirit that the Girl Scouts bring,” says Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California. “When customers buy a package of Girl Scout cookies, they are making a real difference to support girls in their very own community to build real-life skills, self-assuredness and a lifelong connection to nature preservation.”
The addition of Adventurefuls brings the number of choices to nine, but whatever the flavor, whether it’s classic Trefoils, chewy Samosas or Thin Mints, cookie lovers can feel good about every munch, because proceeds go to support Girl Scouts and its mission, giving girls the chance to take part in unique outdoor experiences, civic engagement, entrepreneurship opportunities, skill-building, leadership and fun. You might see Girl Scouts out on the street practicing their marketing skills, and it’s a great chance to meet and encourage the budding entrepreneurs in your community by buying some cookies. You can also visit www.ilovecookies.org, and order your favorites from Girl Scouts NorCal online.
Juliette Gordon Low, who was nicknamed Daisy, started Girl Scouts in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, in 1912, and the first troop had 18 members. It was a time when women couldn’t vote, and their opportunities were limited by the day’s social conventions, but they were curious and believed they could accomplish great things, nonetheless.
Girl Scout cookies made their first appearance in 1917, when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, made cookies at home under the supervision of their mothers and sold them in the cafeteria of the local high school as a service project. The concept spread across the country in the 1920s, when a popular girls’ magazine published an article about Girl Scout cookies along with a recipe given to 2,000 Girl Scouts, who baked them at home and sold them for 25 to 35 cents a dozen. In 1936, Girl Scouts began licensing commercial bakeries to produce cookies to meet the growing demand. Today, more than 1 million Girl Scouts sell more than 200 million packages of cookies, raising more than $8 million to fund their programs.
Path to Success
Today, Girl Scouts is largest female-led entrepreneurial program in the world, and it teaches girls five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics, thus giving girls the skills they need to be successful and preparing a new generation of outstanding leaders. The Gold Award is the most prestigious achievement in Girl Scouts, and among the recipients are Tammy Duckworth, a retired Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, who is currently the junior United States senator representing Illinois, and Nina Vasan, a resident physician in psychiatry at Stanford University Hospital, a student in the MBA program at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action and Innovation.
You might see Girl Scouts out on the street practicing their marketing skills, and it’s a great chance to get some cookies and encourage the budding entrepreneurs. You can also visit www.ilovecookies.org and order your favorites from Girl Scouts NorCal online.
Girl Scouts of Northern California is one of the largest councils in the country and serves a diverse membership of almost 22,000 girls and more than 16,000 adult volunteers in a 19-county area from Gilroy to the Oregon border. Its mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern California, visit www.gsnorcal.org.