The 2017 Cookie Season Marks the 100th Year of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies
The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) have officially kicked off its 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies on January 3, 2017. In commemoration of this special anniversary, the cookie selection will be headlined by a new Girl Scout S’mores™ Cookie. Over the past century, Troops have learned the five skills needed in both life and business: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
“This year we are not only celebrating the return of everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookies, but also the hundredth year of a program that has allowed girls to gain skills they can take with them for years to come,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. “Now, with a brand new Girl Scout S’mores™ Cookie, we are really honoring past traditions while adding something new to our program for all of our girls and their loyal customers to get excited about and enjoy. We look forward to watching how this centennial class of Girl Scouts become leaders and how all of Nassau County celebrates this new season and milestone.”
The new Girl Scout S’mores™ Cookie pays homage to a beloved Girl Scout tradition of combining roasted marshmallows and chocolate in a graham cracker sandwich over a campfire, first documented in an issue of Girl Scout Leader magazine in the 1920’s. The debut cookie is a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow-like filling. The s’mores-inspired cookie contains no artificial flavors, or colors, high fructose syrup, or hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and will be sold with legendary classics like Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Do-Si-Dos®, Tagalongs®, Savannah Smiles® and Trefoils®.
“One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales are reinvested back into our council to fund activities and Girl Scouts’ Take Action projects, which positively impact their communities,” added Ceravolo. “Community service projects, program supplies, activities or group travel are among the experiences made available to Troops through the Girl Scout Cookie Programs. This experience, while so rewarding on its own, also opens new doors for Girl Scouts to give back and learn.”
Girl Scouts from Nassau County begin their individual sale campaigns through traditional and online digital orders, before launching booth sales in February. Customers can locate the Girl Scout Cookie® booth sale nearest to them using the online Girl Scout Cookie® locator or by downloading the mobile app. Additionally, orders can be placed through the Digital Order Card, which also allows customers to pay by a credit card and have cookies shipped directly to their home or donated to charity. The Girl Scouts of Nassau County will also participate in multiple cookie-related events in celebration of the 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies and to spark excitement for the return of cookie season throughout Long Island.
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 27, 000 strong – 27, 000 girls and adults who believe every girl from Nassau County can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passion and talents. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing.
We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550. ###