Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Supporting Our Girls As They Change the World

With Halloween barely behind us, we know that the holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye. As we rush around to prepare for the holidays, it is comforting for me to think about all the amazing things our girls take on during this season to help others from helping out at a local shelter to collecting canned goods for a local food drive to bringing smiles and joy to older folks in nursing homes. In the truest sense of philanthropy our girls are making their communities, and the world, a better place.

Winter is also the time of year our girls will be putting on their entrepreneurial hats and stretching their skills through our product sales programs. Through QSP, customers supported Girl Scout troops through the purchase of magazines and delicious nuts and candies. Girl Scout troops earn essential start-up money for their annual troop activities—like the holiday season service or Take Action projects we mentioned above.

As we close out another successful QSP season, we are already underway with the next anticipated event –Election Day Booth Sales! This week until Sunday, November 8, Girl Scouts across the state will be selling Girl Scout Cookies at a number of polling and other locations in your area. We know that girls have fun selling cookies, but we also know that the cookie program builds lifelong skills in the girls who participate. This iconic program gives our girls the opportunity to participate in a hands-on leadership and financial literacy program where girls gain five specific skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

And many of our booths will offer customers the opportunity to support service women and men around the world as part of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Cookies for Heroes program! There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season by thanking our wonderful service women and men who serve overseas and at home!

By supporting our cookie program, not only do we give girls the opportunity to learn these skills, and earn money for their goals, but we also help girls grow into more confident and courageous young women.

Check out this link to find a booth near you! Happy selling!

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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