Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons and Girl Scouts of the USA will launch the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season when Girl Scouts across the United States become entrepreneurs as they earn money to power their leadership opportunities and adventures. This season, GSUSA announces a sweet new way to celebrate young female leaders: a new lemon cookie available in select areas.
“We are so excited for cookie season. Our troop is meeting next week to check out this year’s cookie line up and make our plans for the sale,” said Parker Troop Leader Lori Dykstra.
She continued, “So watch for our little entrepreneurs coming door to door starting Friday, Feb. 21.”
She said there are 31 girls in the Parker Troop ages kindergarten through sixth grade.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls about entrepreneurship as they have fun learning essential skills like money management, public speaking and decision making, which set them up for a lifetime of success. Nine in 10 Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path so every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow.
What’s more, every purchase stays local to power amazing experiences and leadership opportunities for girls in communities across the United States. GSUSA’s refreshed cookie packaging (with the same great taste!) continues to emphasize what the cookie program is all about and the updated images feature current Girl Scouts taking part in a diverse range of experiences available to members from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space science and designing robots, to taking action to improve their communities.
Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in your local community. The new Girl Scout Cookie is Lemon-Ups, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. The new cookie joins the national 2020 lineup, which also includes favorites such as Thin Mints, Samoas and Trefoils. Lemon-Ups are available in select council markets.
“Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies but the program is about so much more than cookies,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Girls learn about entrepreneurship as they run their cookie businesses. The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future. When you purchase cookies you are helping girls power their Girl Scout experience and you’re supporting female entrepreneurs.”
Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout from Friday, Feb. 21 to Monday, March 23. To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices.