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Girl Scouts Celebrate Cookie Season


Glen Cove, N.Y.  – Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Program season, girls will practice learning the five valuable skills needed in both life and business: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. In addition to the continued tradition of taking paper orders and hosting booth sales, this will be the fourth season of Digital Cookie – the first national digital platform that allows girls to sell cookies and learn 21st-century business skills.

“Our girls are extremely excited for the return of the cookie program and the opportunity be entrepreneurs with their own Girl Scout Cookie business and engage with new and returning customers,” said Rande Bynum, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “Girl Scouts take pride in using their cookie program earnings to fund their activities and support Girl Scout Take Action projects, which positively impact their communities. For these reasons, along with the invaluable life skills learned, our cookie program is one of our most important activities each year.”

Customers can locate the Girl Scout Cookie booth sale nearest them using the online Girl Scout Cookie locator at http://www.gsnc.org/ or by downloading the mobile app. Booth sales will also be held at various Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations throughout Nassau County from March 12 to March 23, 2018. As part of the annual program, GSNC troops will set up shop at their local railroad stations in an effort to both gain entrepreneurial experience and provide commuters with the opportunity to buy Girl Scout Cookies.

In addition, orders can be placed through the Digital Order Card. This feature enables customers to pay by a credit card and have cookies shipped directly to their home or donated to Operation Cookie. Operation Cookie sends Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. Military, giving them a sweet taste of home. Over the past 13 years, GSNC, with the help from DHL have shipped over 767,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to servicemen and women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world. Cookies have also been delivered to a local Marine Base in Garden City, the Coast Guard station at Jones Beach, and other New York military institutions. Support comes from community members who purchase cookies from Girl Scouts in Nassau County to be donated to military heroes. GSNC’s goal for the 2018-2019 Operation Cookie Season is 75,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

Along with the return of last year’s new and beloved Girl Scout S’mores® cookie—the most popular flavor to launch in Girl Scout Cookie history— troops will also be selling classic favorites including: Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Do-Si-Dos®, Tagalongs®, Savannah Smiles® and Trefoils®.

We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 23, 000 strong – 17,900 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™  from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.  And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

 

We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550.