02/07/14 Record-setting snow and cold hasn’t slowed down Girl Scouts on a mission to build business skills and gain financial knowledge. From cookie booths in local retail stores to visits throughout their neighborhoods, Girl Scouts in the community are selling everyone’s favorite cookies through March 11, 2014.
To celebrate the biggest girl-led business in the world, February 7-8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, offering additional recognition and promotion for thousands of local Girl Scouts.
Each box of Girl Scout Cookies sells for $3.50. Because less than one-third of the price goes to pay for the cookies, most of the money raised supports local Girl Scouting. The money each Girl Scout troop earns makes it possible for them to execute the activities, trips, and community projects they have planned.
“Girls are the main beneficiaries of the Girl Scout Cookie program, the largest girl-led business in the country. As they build important life and leadership skills, girls are supported by the dedication of their families and the thousands of hours their troop leaders and others give as volunteers,” says Sharon Pohly, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana.