Girl Scouts Operate the Largest Girl Run Business: Cookies Are Coming

Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf will be running their annual Cookie Program beginning in January. Girls learn five essential skills from selling cookies.

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Minus what we pay the baker, all proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program remain in the local council to fund programming and help troops achieve their goals.

Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Ever wonder what the largest girl run business is? Believe it or not, it's the Girl Scout Cookie Program. When Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program they are the CEO of their very own business, and they learn five essential skills along the way: goal setting, decision making, people skills, business ethics, and money management. For nearly a century, Girl Scouts have been funding their own trips, activities and community projects with proceeds from the cookie program. "Minus what we pay the baker, all proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program remain in the local council to fund programming and help troops achieve their goals," says Erin Turner, Communications Director.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf begins the cookie program with pre-orders from January 17-February 2. Girl Scouts will sell at cookie booths from February 28-March 16, 2014. The Girl Scout Cookie Locator app can be downloaded for smartphones to locate cookie booths. This year the option to pay by credit or debit card via mobile devices will be offered again at cookie booths (this is an optional service that each troop can choose to use or not use, so it may not be available at all locations). Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf will offer eight flavors of cookies: Cookies can be purchased for $4.00 per box.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf serves nearly 8,000 girl members and 3,000 adult volunteers in 42 parishes in Louisiana, with offices in Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria and Monroe. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts accepts all girls grades K-12 who accept the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law. Membership is $15 annually, but no girl will be denied membership because of inability to pay. For more information on how to join, volunteer or donate please visit http://www.gslpg.org or call 1.800.960.2093.

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