Tuesday, January 28, 2020

It's Cookie Time... Girl Scout Cookies Are Here! Plus #Giveaway #GirlScoutsOC

Happy Cookie Season... Girl Scout Cookies are back end of this month! 


This only happens once a year & you do not want to miss it! 

We love this time of year. As a girl scout mom, my favorite time is time with my daughter... we like to sign up for mom and daughter booths, we get to hang out and sell together.
 

My daughter has been in Girl Scouts since she was 5, she is now 12.5, she still loves it as much as she did back then. So do we. 

When I ask her what she loves about being a Girl Scout she always tells me the same things year after year. She loves to help others, volunteer, learn new things, give back and gain confidence. (I love the thin mints I store in my Freezer...)


 
All of these things she notices about herself are well noticed by her family and friends as well. So proud of her.

With the commitment she has to her troop and to serve others, she has gained over 100 volunteer hours for herself, and wants to do more. 

These lessons that are learned about life, teamwork, togetherness, commitment, responsibility, confidence and so much more are all part of growing up in her troop with her amazing leader Kelly. 

What I have really loved is seeing my baby girl grow into a respectful, responsible, empathetic, caring, smart, athletic young lady. Girl scouts support these girls doing their best in everything they do. 


Our troop is ready for cookie season... are you?! We work very hard at selling during cookie season. A portion of the sales comes directly back to the troop.

Our troop has used these funds to adopt sea lions, make blankets for shelters, create an adopt don't shop campaign, earning a Bronze Award and so much more.


Here are some tips and fun facts about cookie season and the cookies this year. 


Girl Scout Cookie Season begins on January 26th in Orange County. 
 
The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the world’s largest girl-led entrepreneurship program is almost here.
 
Did you know that nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path? 
 
Every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow.
 
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls to develop five essential life skills:
 
·         Goal Setting
·         Decision Making
·         Money Management
·         People Skills
·         Business Ethics

Through the Cookie Program, Girl Scouts earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures. 
 
Troops work together to decide how their troop’s proceeds will be spent. Plus, all the revenue earned from our Cookie Program stays within Orange County to support life-changing programs for nearly 20,000 girls.

 
Cookie Spotlight..
 
Shout out to local Girl Scout Ambassador Trinity B. who is featured on this year's new packaging. Trinity was recognized as a National Girl Scout Cookie Pro in 2018 and is featured on the Thin Mint and Shortbread cookie packages. You can learn more about her here.
 
 
Dates to keep an eye on...

o   Cookie program begins January 26 (online and door-to-door)
o   Cookie Booth sales begin February 14
o   Cookie Program ends March 8

Cookie prices...The price of Girl Scout cookies in Orange County is $5.00 per package. Gluten-free cookies in Orange County are $6.00 per package.

Vegan cookie flavors: Lemonades, Thanks-A-Lot, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties & S’mores

Gluten-Free: Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies (limited availability)

Cookie Share option: If you don’t eat them, treat them! 

Customers can buy and donate cookies that are then distributed to our nation’s military and local food banks. We have such a heartfelt time delivering cookies to the USMC in person. My daughter's favorite part of cookie season is giving boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to our troops hand to hand.
 
Cookie finder information where you can locate a Girl Scout selling cookies near you.
 
Overall we are extremely happy with our experience in Girl Scouts and strive to help support our girl and her troop. 
 
Five skills girls develop through the program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, Business Ethics.

To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit:   www.girlscouts.org/join.
 
As a kick off to Cookie Season we are doing a giveaway with Girl Scouts OC for a cookie pack of each of the 9 flavors offered.

Enter below and good luck!
 
It's Cookie Time...
 
 

3 comments:

  1. My favorite GS Cookie is Samosas love the rich carmely gooeyness with Chocolate and Coconut!!!!! The GS Cookie I want to try that I have never tried before is the Smores looks DELICIOUS!!!!

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