The 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies begins

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies with the Cookie Program through March 11. GSCCC is kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores™, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ sets out to sell cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls these skills, but also powers amazing experiences for them. The cookie program teaches girls five fundamental skills that are essential to leadership: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. Almost 1 million Girl Scouts nationwide participate in the cookie program each year, generating nearly $800 million in sales during the average season.

“As girls participate in the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program, they are part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world while learning to take the lead and make an impact in their communities,” said Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast CEO Jody Skenderian.

All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—100 percent of it—stays with the local council and troops. This year, girls will sell cookies door-to-door and at booth sales, as well as through Smart Cookie, an innovative and educational web-based app that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online.

To find cookie varieties available along California’s Central Coast, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.

To join or volunteer, visit www.girlscouts.org/join and www.girlscouts.org/volunteer.

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