Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year: It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful holiday! I wanted to write a quick note and welcome everyone to a new year filled with endless possibilities. This year at Girl Scouts of Connecticut, we will continue to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make their communities and our world a better place through our exciting and hands-on programming and much more!

As I’m sure you already know, it’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! Now, cookie lovers across the state can order their favorite Girl Scout Cookies from our girls in person or online! So, keep an eye out in your community for a local Girl Scout and ask her to tell you more about our iconic cookie program! The story behind each box of cookies is worth sharing. To find cookies near you, you can click on the Looking for Cookies button on our website. By purchasing a box of cookies, supporters are helping girls learn Five Skills: goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills, and decision making. These skills are essential tools our girls can use now and into the future.

This month, we also kick off our year-long celebration of “100 Years of Changing the World” –the Girl Scout Gold Award’s Centennial. Since 1916, the Girl Scout Gold Award, also known as the Golden Eaglet, Curved Bar, or First Class, has been the highest award a girl can earn in Girl Scouting. Those who earn their Gold Award see their achievements recognized through scholarships from a number of colleges and universities across the country, job opportunities by highlighting the Gold Award in their college resumes, and through their rank in the U.S. military. We have many wonderful activities planned to commemorate ten decades of Going Gold, so stay tuned!

Happy New Year!

Yours in Girl Scouting,

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