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.