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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.

January 31, 2013

National Girl Scout Cookie Day Patch

National Girl Scout Cookie Day PatchGirl Scouts of Northern Illinois is looking forward to celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Day next Friday, February 8. If you have not heard how we are planning to celebrate, you can read this post with all of the details.

Best of all, people who attend the event can purchase the first-ever, commemorative National Girl Scout Cookie Patch from the Council Store! This trendy collector’s item is a fun way for girls and adults to show their support of the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

You can also promote National Girl Scout Cookie Day on Twitter! Just use the hashtag, #onemorebox to share your support and be entered in a national contest.

We hope you join us for all of the fun on National Girl Scout Cookie Day!

January 28, 2013

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 http://www.girlscoutsni.org/cookie.html.

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