National Girl Scout Cookie Day

National Girl Scout Cookie DayGirl Scouts of the USA has declared Friday, February 8, as the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day! National Girl Scout Cookie Day highlights the 5 Skills Girl Scouts learn through the World’s Largest Girl-led Business – The Girl Scout Cookie Program. These skills include: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics.

“Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout Cookies are, but many customers don’t realize that they’re also helping girls build money management and people skills,” said Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez. “The girl who sells you Thin Mints today may be running a business, reversing the deficit, and improving your community within a matter of years. Just ask our 59 million Girl Scout alumnae, including 70 percent of the women now serving as U.S. senators.”

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is celebrating by offering a FREE Girl Scout Cookie tasting to the public from 4–6 p.m. at each of our four Service Centers.

Elgin Service Center
12N124 Coombs Road
Elgin, IL 60124
Freeport Service Center
5040 Business Rt. 20 W
Freeport, IL 61032
Rockford Service Center
2820 McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Sugar Grove Service Center
200 New Bond
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

People can taste free samples of their favorite Girl Scout Cookies or try new flavors! Local Girl Scouts will be on-hand to talk about how the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides them with savvy business skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. Community members will also have the opportunity to order cookies locally and support girls in their own neighborhoods!

Cookie lovers and social media fans can also support National Girl Scout Cookie Day by tweeting their favorite Girl Scout Cookie using the hashtag, #onemorebox and be entered in a nationwide contest!

Local girls will join Girl Scouts across the nation as they ask over 50 million cookie fans to buy or order more boxes in honor of their success in running the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world! Find cookies and visit Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois online at

Come celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day with GSNI! See you Friday, February, 8!

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