Colorado Troops Earned $2.1M in Sales Last Year Toward Activities
Girl Scout cookies are definitely America’s favorite treat, but they are also so much more. Girl Scout cookies make a difference in the lives of local girls and the community.
The purchase of Girl Scout cookies supports local Girl Scout troop and council activities, where girls gain valuable skills and knowledge that build self-confidence and help them develop their own personal leadership style.
When Girl Scouts participate in the annual cookie activity, they are part of the premier business and economic literacy program for girls in the United States. The girls learn to set goals, communicate, manage money, work as a team, plan a strategy and make and stick to a budget. Girl Scouts also have the chance to participate in an online Internet goal-setting club, where they set goals and track their progress. Girl Scouts is credited by many businesswomen as the place they learned their early business skills through selling cookies.
“Girl Scouts was one of the first places I learned to sell door-to-door,” said Laurie Jones, a Colorado businesswoman who is a second-generation Girl Scout and a financial adviser for Edward Jones in Summit County. “This activity taught me skills I still use today. I learned how to successfully approach people I didn’t know with a business proposal and the importance of goal setting.”
Across the state, Girl Scout cookies will be for sale from Friday, Jan. 9, to Sunday, March 8. Girls will take door-to-door orders and conduct booth sales at retail locations. Booth sales run from Friday, Feb. 13, to Sunday, March 8. Girl Scout cookies cost $3.25 per box, and all money raised supports girls in Girl Scouts of Colorado, with a portion of the money going directly to the Girl Scout troop. Last year, troops in Colorado earned roughly $2 million for troop activities, such as service projects or exciting trips.
This year’s Girl Scout cookie varieties will again contain zero grams of trans fat per serving. The new cookie this year is the Dulce de Leche. Inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, these sweet, indulgent cookies are rich with milk caramel chips and stripes. There’s also a sugar-free variety, the Sugar Free Chocolate Chips. Other cookie varieties this year include Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Tagalongs, Thin Mints and Trefoils.
Please call Girl Scouts of Colorado at (888) 801-1269, or go to www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more information about ordering cookies. For more information on being part of the fun and friendship of Girl Scouting, call (970) 493-1844 or (888) 801-1269 for cities near Ft. Collins or (970) 522-5233 for cities near Sterling, or visit the council Web site at www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org and click on “Join Us.”