Knoxville, TN (February 8, 2013)— February 8 is National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Girls are asking cookie lovers to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world. Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians troops earned more than a million dollars for their troop treasuries in 2012.
The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will be taking orders in person through February 10 and online reservations at IWantCookies.org.
Free Cookie Locations
Cookie fans are invited to stop by the Girl Scout offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Johnson City between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for free cookie samples.
Home schooled Girl Scouts will hit the road in decorated cookie caravans to honor community heroes with milk and cookie parties. The caravans will make special deliveries to area blood centers, police departments, firefighters, EMS workers, Meals on Wheels recipients, and animal adoption centers.
Follow the fun on facebook.com/GSCSA or on Twitter (@GirlScoutCSA). Girl Scouts will be posting photos from stops along the caravans. We also invite people who don’t know Girl Scouts to visit IWantCookies.org as a way to reserve cookies.
Why the cookie program matters
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls build skills for life. According to a survey from the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of Girl Scout “cookie entrepreneurs” learn money management by developing budgets, taking cookie orders, and handling customers’ money. Eighty-three percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.
All the revenue earned from cookie activities—every penny after paying the baker—stays with the local Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.
About the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians covers 46 counties from Southwest Virginia, through all of East Tennessee, and into North Georgia with the support of United Way and Community Chest organizations. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.