The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC), which officially kicked off its 100th year of Girl Scouts selling cookies in January, will be celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, from Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26, 2017. During the three day event, Girl Scouts will host booth sales throughout Nassau County and use digital and social media skills to spread the word about where to buy Girl Scout Cookies®. Over the past century, Troops have learned five valuable skills needed in both life and business: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.
Designed by Girl Scouts of the USA, National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend serves to encourage members throughout the country to take part in the largest entrepreneurial program Girl Scouting offers and for Nassau County Residents to support Girl Scouts by purchasing cookies.
“Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is the Girl Scouts’ big push to remind their communities that Girl Scout Cookies® are for sale but for a limited time,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. This is a crucial time for our girls to get out and, not only encourage neighbors, friends and family to purchase cookies to support their sales goals but gain the valuable hands-on entrepreneurial skills they will carry with them for years to come.”
Community members may also purchase cookies from Girl Scouts in Nassau County to be donated to our military heroes. Over the past 13 years, Girl Scouts of Nassau County have shipped almost 700,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to its servicemen and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world, thanks to their delivery partner, DHL Express. Cookies have also been delivered to the local Marine Base in Garden City, the Coast Guard station at Jones Beach, and other New York military institutions.
To find the nearest Girl Scout Cookie® booth sale, visit www.gsnc.org and use the Cookie Booth Locator tool or download the Cookie Finder app for your iOS® or Android® phone or tablet and enter your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool. Additionally, a Girl Scout you know can invite you to buy your cookies online with the Digital Cookie 2.0 which includes a more robust, hands-on learning experience, including an enhanced Cookie website, as well as new mobile sales technology to complement the national platform website.
All of the net proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay in Nassau County to be used for Girl Scouts through direct support to each Troop, as well as funding for training volunteers, programs for girls such as healthy living and STEM, as well as financial assistance to girls to cover their Girl Scout participation.
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.