Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are now taking orders for cookies.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led, entrepreneurial business in the world. There’s something worth sharing inside each box of Girl Scout Cookies — whether it is the confidence a girl gains from asking people to support her, or the business and financial literacy skills she learns through managing customers and money. By purchasing a box of cookies, supporters are helping girls learn Five Skills: goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills, and decision making.
Last year, nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts experienced a revolutionary update to the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Digital Cookie 1.0, an online cookie selling platform. Girl Scouts of Connecticut was among the five top councils in the nation for total boxes sold. This year, Digital Cookie has been enhanced to a more robust and hands-on learning experience for the girls.
Digital Cookie 2.0 will include an enhanced cookie website with fun quizzes, games, videos, and other activities that offer girls opportunities to learn budgeting and resource allocation using a “spend, save, and give” model. Girls will also become familiar with business and sales concepts, explore impactful and philanthropic ways to invest their cookie earnings, learn about Internet safety, and more.
Cookies available this year include:
- Thin Mints
- Rah-Rah Raisins
- Savannah Smiles
- Toffee-tastic (limited availability)
The proceeds from Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Cookie Program stay in Connecticut and directly benefit all of the Girl Scouts in Connecticut, including the Girl Scout troop or group from which the cookies were purchased.
This year, Cookies for Heroes also returns. Last year, more than 120,000 boxes were sent to our service women and men and local heroes, and this year, we want to send even more! The Cookies for Heroes service project allows customers to support their local Girl Scout and our heroes. Girl Scouts of Connecticut, along with community partners, will deliver the cookies to service women and men overseas and at home.
Girl Scout Cookie fans who don’t know a Girl Scout can log onto gsofct.org and click on the cookie to connect with Girl Scouts participating in the Cookie Program in their town.