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March 1, 2013

Announcing GSNI’s 5 for Five! Contest

5 for Five! Contest

This year, GSNI is pleased to announce our 5 for Five! Contest, running during Cookie Booth Season from March 1 through March 24, 2013. When a customer purchases five boxes of Girl Scout Cookies at a Cookie Booth, they will be given a raffle ticket to win 25 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies. The customer will be directed to our website to enter the contest. Entries must be submitted via our website by March 29 at 12 Noon . A drawing will be held at 1 p.m.  on March 29 and winner announced via our website and social media shortly thereafter.

The 5 for Five! Contest is designed to support the five skills Girl Scouts learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics. Happy Cookie Booth Season Everyone!

February 13, 2013

National Girl Scout Cookie Day Was A Success!

Last Friday, February 8, 2013, was the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day! GSNI celebrated at all four Service Centers by inviting everyone in for a FREE Girl Scout Cookie Tasting. Visitors had an opportunity to learn more about the five skills Girl Scouts learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program and order Girl Scout Cookies. Here are a few photos from that day.

Girl Scout Cookies dressed up in their finest for National Girl Scout cookie Day!

Girl Scout Cookies dressed up in their finest for National Girl Scout cookie Day!

Lexi R. describes the different flavors of Girl Scout Cookies to visitors of our Elgin Service Center.

Lexi R. describes the different flavors of Girl Scout Cookies to visitors of our Elgin Service Center.

Visitors happy with their National Girl Scout Cookie Day treats at our Freeport Service Center

Visitors happy with their National Girl Scout Cookie Day treats at our Freeport Service Center

Girl Scouts at the ready at our Freeport Service Center!

Girl Scouts stopped by to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Day at our Freeport Service Center.

A Sugar Grove Police Officer who is also GSNI Alumnae stopped by the Sugar Grove Service Center and bought some Girl Scout Cookies while talking with Annabelle L. and Emily T.

A Sugar Grove Police Officer who is also GSNI Alumnae stopped by the Sugar Grove Service Center and bought some Girl Scout Cookies while talking with Annabelle L. and Emily T.

Emily W., Isabella M., Emily T., and Annabelle L. [left to right] helped visitors at our Sugar Grove Service Center.

Emily W., Isabella M., Emily T., and Annabelle L. [left to right] helped visitors at our Sugar Grove Service Center.

Angelica K. greets visitors at the Rockford Service Center.

Angelica K. greets visitors at the Rockford Service Center.

Angelica K. and Dakota K.are ready to help the crowds at our Rockford Service Center.

Angelica K. and Dakota K.are ready to help the crowds at our Rockford Service Center.

Visitors to National Girl Scout Cookie Day could purchase the official patch to celebrate the day!

Visitors to National Girl Scout Cookie Day could purchase the official patch to celebrate the day!

Thank you to all of the community members who stopped by to celebrate the Girl Scout Cookie Program on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Also, a special thanks to all GSNI Emissaries, volunteers and staff who helped to make this day successful!

Just because National Girl Scout Cookie Day is over doesn’t mean GSNI is done with cookies! Cookie delivery begins February, 19 and Cookie Booth Sales begin March 1. Keep your eye on girlscoutsni.org/cookie.html for the latest news throughout Girl Scout Cookie Season. Also, for more updates, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn!

February 4, 2013

What Girls Learn though the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Every year, more than 50 million boxes Girl Scout Cookies are sold and enjoyed by people across the country. However, Girl Scout Cookies are more than just delicious. They are the product of the world’s largest girl-led business. We wanted to take some time to highlight five skills that girls learn while participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

GSUSA Cookie BoxWhat Girls Learn and Why It Matters

Goal Setting: Girl Scouts set cookie goals and develop a plan to reach those goals. When the time comes, she’ll be ready to create a well-thought-out plan for researching colleges and applying for scholarships.

Decision Making: Girl Scouts decide with their team how they will spend their cookie proceeds. As she grows up, she’ll know when and how to give back to her community.

Money ManagementGirl Scouts take cookie orders and handle customers’ money. She can handle a checking account, help with the grocery shopping and even stay on top of her cell phone bill!

People SkillsGirl Scouts learn how to talk and listen to all types of people while selling cookies. She can work well with others on school projects or as part of a sports team.

Business EthicsGirl Scouts are honest and responsible in  every step of Girl Scout Cookie Program. She will develop excellent references for when she looks for her first job or applies for college.

When you purchase Girl Scout Cookies, your box of cookies is your reward for enriching this learning experience for Girl Scouts. Having exposure to the Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls the skills they need to make the world a better place.

Join us in celebrating the Girl Scout Cookie Program during National Girl Scout Cookie Day on Friday, February 8, at all GSNI Service Centers. You can taste FREE Cookies from 4-6 p.m.! Also, this will be your first opportunity to purchase the National Girl Scout Cookie Day Commemorative Patch. Click here for full details on our events.