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Cadette Cookie Business

Feb 27, 2013

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National Girl Scout Cookie Day was on February 8, and we had big fun! Girl Scouts was featured on numerous TV shows, including Fox & Friends, Good Morning America Live, Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda, and The Chew. Teen Vogue got in on the festivities, running an interview with supermodel Karlie Kloss about being a Girl Scout and how much she loves Girl Scout cookies. We even got to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ in honor of the day.

In local news, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming donated cookies to cancer patients in Billings, and Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians teamed up with the Meals on Wheels program in Chattanooga to deliver Girl Scout Cookies to the elderly. These are just two of the many examples of how Girl Scouts used National Cookie Day to make your communities, and the world, a better place!

But National Girl Scout Cookie Day was more than a celebration—it was an opportunity to let the nation know that our cookie program isn’t about cookies alone. It’s also about learning business skills, which Cadettes can do by earning these six badges:

Business Plan: Learn how to write a plan for your cookie business.

Marketing: Find out how to create a strong advertising and marketing message for your cookie sales.

Think Big: Make bigger goals for cookie sales and come up with creative ways to reach them.

Budgeting: Learn to make a plan for spending and saving money.

Comparison Shopping: Find out what it takes to compare prices and get the best deals.

Financing My Dreams: Explore your dream job, home, vacation, goal, and find out how to make them all a reality.

As GSUSA National CEO Anna Maria Chávez put it: “I couldn’t be prouder of our girls, of our councils, and of our cookie program. I hope you had a wonderful National Girl Scout Cookie Day, and I thank you for all you do to support the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Girl Scouting. It is your support that enables us to deliver what is truly the best leadership experience for girls anywhere in the world.”