Thank you to all the girls, families, volunteers, and customers who participated in an extraordinary 2018 cookie program. Our council’s G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders)TM were featured in Little Brownie Bakers’ 2018 national marketing campaign, appearing on over 1.2 million order cards and countless other items. Check out the above video and two others: Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur and Girl Scout Destinations with Victoria.
Customers bought over 2.83 million boxes in six weeks, including our 3 millionth Operation Thin MintSM box! Our G.I.R.L.-powered cookie program infographic has even more fun stats!
This year we had a record-breaking Top Entrepreneur group of 38 girls!
Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant a community garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean for the travel experience of a lifetime? Go to summer camp, or earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!
That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.
What an experience! That’s why we always focus on the interaction between cookie boss and cookie fan, and not cookie parent and cookie fan—this is SO important! Enjoy your favorite cookies even more knowing you helped her do and learn amazing things.
As part of our baker’s national cookie marketing materials with local Girl Scouts and professionally successful alumnae, our cookie baker created a short video called Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs. Three highly accomplished friends of Girl Scouts San Diego — Mary Jean Anderson (owner/president, Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air), Susan Salka (CEO/president/director, AMN Healthcare), and Claudia Silva — spoke about how the cookie program built their leadership and business skills.