Eat a Cookie, Build a Future
Central Texas Girl Scouts learn the sweet taste of success
By Jessi Cape, 3:35PM, Fri. Jan. 17, 2014
Girl Scout Cookie season is now in its second full day of sales and will continue through February 22. More than 14,000 Central Texas scouts are selling six flavors for $4 per box.
The chapter changed bakers this year (hence the change in flavors) from ABC Bakers to Little Brownie Bites. The new Savannah Smiles cookie joins five staple flavors: Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Tagalongs, and Do-si-dos.
The young entrepreneurs are projected to once again raise over $8 million, 100% of which stays in the region, and the majority of their annual cookie drive's funds programming and activities. The primary goal of the cookie sales is the “financial literacy program” which seeks to teach the girls five valuable life lessons: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Though the cookie drive only runs for a little over a month, the girls prepare year-round and customers are encouraged to help the scouts put their customer service skills to good use by answering questions. The practice boosts the girls' self-confidence and helps to effectively put to use the five powerful cookie program skills, thereby empowering the next generation of leaders and good citizens.
For more information see the Central Texas Girl Scouts website or check our their cookie finder app.