Girl Scout Cookie Sales are on Track!
Garden City, NY (March 1, 2013) – Girl Scouts of Nassau County are launching Girl Scout Cookie® booth sales at various Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations throughout Nassau County starting on March 1, 2013. The Girl Scout Cookie® booth sales are an essential part of the Girl Scout Cookie® Program, teaching Girl Scouts five fundamental entrepreneurial skills.
Highly regarded as an American staple, Girl Scout Cookies were first sold in 1917 when the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, baked shortbread cookies, now known as Trefoils, and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project to raise money to fund their activities. For 96 years, Americans have looked forward to the annual arrival of their favorite treats: Thin Mint, Samoas, Tagalong, Savannah Smiles, Do-si-dos, and Trefoils.
The Girl Scout Cookie® Program is a key part to the Girl Scouting Leadership Experience. Much more than a way to generate money, the Girl Scout Cookie® Program is a hands-on entrepreneurial opportunity that lasts far beyond the Cookie Season. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie® Program stay in Nassau County to fund local Troop and Council activities.
“When Girl Scouts participate in the Cookie Program, the benefits go far beyond generating revenue for Girl Scout programs,” said Donna Ceravolo, Executive Director/CEO of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “By selling participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program the girls learn about decision making, goal setting, money management, business ethics and people skills.”
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members across Nassau County. GSNC is a leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at 516 741-2550
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