This year’s cookie season for the Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council will be Jan. 17-Feb. 27, as Girl Scouts in Arizona participate in the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program for six weeks.
All the Girl Scout Cookies’ proceeds stay local to help girls fund impactful projects to benefit the community; embark on girl-led troop adventures; provide programs in STEM, the outdoors, life skills and entrepreneurship; maintain and improve four camp properties; and provide financial assistance that keeps Girl Scouting available and affordable for all girls, according to a press release.
“As we continue to find our new normal and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many girl entrepreneurs will utilize digital sales in the upcoming cookie program. Cookie entrepreneurs are planning on a safe and fun season by opting into in-person and/or digital sales through Digital Cookies, Girl Scout’s e-commerce platform available for each girl to build and manager her own website,” says Mary Mitchell, interim Co-CEO for GSACPC, in the release.
Girls will also provide socially distant and contactless options in-person and apply CDC-recommend precautions like wearing a face mask, advising customers to pay with card, and applying hand sanitizer in between purchases. The goal is to provide a safe experience for Girl Scout Cookie customers, sellers, and create a successful sale for local girl members, the release said.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is more than a sale. It provides girls the skills they need to become successful women. Girl Scouts learn to invest in themselves, their troops, and their community. Encouraging girls’ interest in entrepreneurship prepares them for any future career pathway,” says Christina Spicer, interim Co-CEO for GSACPC in the release.
“The qualities that lead to successful entrepreneurship, like curiosity, confidence, and innovation, are essential for all types of academic and career success. There aren’t many organizations that help girls learn key entrepreneurship skills - Girl Scouting does!”
The 2022 cookie season includes a new cookie, Adventurefuls, which is a brownie-like cookie with caramel-flavored crème and light sea salt; the first family-friendly 5K, and the return of the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge after taking a year off amid COVID-19.
Regular cookie favorites such as Lemon-Ups, Thin Mints and Tagalongs will be available with a host of other flavors, detailed the release.
For more information, visit girlscoutsaz.org.
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