GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SEASON KICKS OFF IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA, BRINGING JOY WITH EVERYONE’S FAVORITE COOKIES
Today, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are kicking off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season. Girl Scout entrepreneurs will be selling their classic cookies in safe, creative and socially distant ways, including direct ship to households, contact-free delivery and a first-ever national delivery service in collaboration with Grubhub.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies through the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program, which teaches girls five essential life skills- goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
“Even as we continue to face these challenging times, our girls are committed to bringing the public their favorite cookies,” said Lane Cook, CEO of GSCP2P. “With innovative technology and safety measures in place, this cookie season will continue to build on the traditions of the cookie program while giving girls new experiences to expand on their own set of selling skills.”
The Girl Scout Cookie Program has long taught girls how to run a business via in-person booths, door-to-door activity and online platforms. From virtual cookie booths on social media to setting up drive-through locations to facilitating orders that ship directly to customers’ doors, girls as young as five years old are continuing to embrace their entrepreneurial spirits, stay connected to their communities and have fun by participating in the cookie program. And, the proceeds from each and every purchase stay local with the troop and GSCP2P to power Girl Scouts’ essential leadership programming.