Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures too! The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.
Goal Setting: Girls set cookie sale goals and, with their troop, create a plan to reach them. This matters because girls need to know how to set and reach goals to success in school, on the job and in life.
Decision Making: Girls decide where and when to sell cookies, how to market their sale and what to do with their earnings. This matters because girls must make many decisions, big and small, in their lives. Learning this skill helps them make good ones.
Money Management: Girls develop a budget, take cookie orders and handle customers’ money. This matters because girls need to know how to handle money – from their lunch money to their allowance to (someday) their paycheck.
People Skills: Girls learn how to talk (and listen) to their customers, as well as learning how to work as a team with other girls. This matters because it helps them do better in school (on group projects, on sports teams and on the playground) and, later, at work.
Business Ethics: Girls act honestly and responsibly during every step of the cookie program. This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees - and the world needs ethical leaders in every field.
Cookies are $4.00 per box.
How the Cookie Crumbles
Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program stay locally to provide a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience to 14,000 girls throughout southern Illinois. The chart here shows how each $4.00 box of Girl Scout Cookies helps to build leaders for America.
Click on the images below for nutritional information on each cookie. You can also find consolidated lists of cookies and their nutritional content below the cookie descriptions.
Crisp wafers covered in chocolaty coating made with natural oil of peppermint
Caramel mixed in copper kettles, crunch toasted coconut and a premium dark-chocolaty coating
Special blend of creamy peanut butter enrobed in milk-chocolaty coating
Rich, buttery flavor with classic shortbread aroma
Crunchy oatmeal sandwich cookies made with baby rolled oats and creamy peanut butter filling
Dulce de Leche
Milk-caramel chips and Latin-American inspiration
Thank U Berry Munch
Premium cranberries and creamy white-fudge chips
Crisp, zesty lemon wedge cookies dusted with powdered sugar
January 11 Cookie Rally January 12 - February 2 Cookie Order Taking February 3 Orders are due to the Troop March 4-8 Cookie Delivery March 24 Payments are due to the Troop April/May Girl Rewards distributed
Council Wide Booth Weekends January 11-13 March 15 – 17 March 22-24 April 5-7
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Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Corporate Service Center - #4 Ginger Creek Parkway - Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Regional Service Center - 4102 S. Water Tower Place - Mt. Vernon, IL 62864