Sunday, February 24, 2013

Girl Scout Cookies...

National Girl Scout Cookie Day

Our GS cookie sales started 2/15! 
Happy and safe selling to all!

18018tGirl Scouts of the USA had declared February 8 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Why? To increase national awareness of what the Girl Scout Cookie Program does for girls and their communities, of course!

Nationally and locally, the GS Counsel works with media to get the word out about 4 key messages:
  1. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the biggest girl-led business in the world, generating $790 million in annual sales. 
  2. Girls sell more than 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million cookie customers.
  3. The Girl Scout Cookie Program builds 5 essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
  4. With their Girl Scout Cookie Program earnings, girls fund important community projects at the local level.
What can you do? Help spread the word about National Girl Scout Cookie sales! Share the news with your friends and family on your Facebook page. You can even change your cover photo or profile picture to show your support.

You can even tweet about #5Skills or encourage your followers to purchase #onemorebox of #girlscoutcookies.
Most importantly, celebrate! National Girl Scout Cookie Day is a day to celebrate all the wonderful skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program as part of their Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Take extra time to tell your Girl Scouts how proud you are of them!  
More information will be distributed at the next meeting. 

What Exactly is World Thinking Day?

World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy for 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world.
Each year, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world celebrate World Thinking Day by:
  • Learning about their international sisters in designated focus countries for the year.
  • Doing fun and educational activities based around an advocacy theme for the year.
  • Fundraising for the World Thinking Day Fund.
  • Earning the World Thinking Day badge.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926.
How does your troop or group celebrate Thinking Day?  Every year the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts chooses specific countries to represent each of the geographic regions of WAGGS.  
How does your uniform compare to the uniforms in Pakistan?
What about Malawi?
Or Ireland?
This year we are thinking about doing something with Japan.  Please see an example of what you can do below to help our younger scout friends understand more about Japan and the girls in Japan.