Cookie Time be­gins with rally at Quin­nip­iac

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - YOUR NEWS -

HAMDEN — The Girl Scout Cookie Pro­gram be­gan with an an­nual rally Satur­day, Jan. 5 at Quin­nip­iac Uni­ver­sity. Scouts from around the state at­tended with their fam­i­lies and fel­low troop mem­bers to pre­pare them­selves for the cookie sale.

Prospec­tive Girl Scouts were also wel­come and took part in ac­tiv­ity sta­tions, gath­er­ing mar­ket­ing ma­te­ri­als, and learn­ing key mar­ket­ing tips to have a suc­cess­ful cookie sale.

The Girl Scout Cookie Pro­gram, now more than 100 years old, is the largest girl en­tre­pre­neur­ial pro­gram in the world. Ev­ery year, Girl Scouts set goals, make de­ci­sions on how to tar­get their cus­tomers, de­velop busi­ness ethics, man­age money, and learn peo­ple skills. Pro­ceeds from each pur­chase stay lo­cal and help power new ex­pe­ri­ences for lo­cal girls.

Through the pro­gram, girls can use their earn­ings to power amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for them­selves and their troop, in­clud­ing travel, out­door ad­ven­ture, and STEM pro­gram­ming. Last year, Girl Scouts in Con­necti­cut earned more than $1.9 mil­lion in cookie pro­ceeds. Many girls put the money to­ward im­pact­ful com­mu­nity projects right in their own back­yards, from sup­port­ing an­i­mal shel­ters and food banks to work­ing with lo­cal and state leg­is­la­tors to change laws.

Girl Scout­ing be­gan more than 100 years ago with the orig­i­nal G.I.R.L., Juli­ette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Sa­van­nah, Ge­or­gia, she or­ga­nized the very first Girl Scout troop, and ev­ery year since, we’ve hon­ored her vi­sion and legacy, build­ing girls of courage, con­fi­dence, and char­ac­ter who make the world a bet­ter place. To vol­un­teer, re­con­nect, do­nate, or join, visit gsofct.org

Con­trib­uted pho­tos

Girl Scouts are now tak­ing or­ders for Girl Scout Cook­ies and kicked off cookie sea­son at its Cookie Rally on Jan. 5 at Quin­nip­iac Uni­ver­sity. The Girl Scouts vis­ited dif­fer­ent ac­tiv­ity sta­tions to learn mar­ket­ing tips. They also do­nated boxes of cook­ies to lo­cal vet­er­ans through its Cookie for He­roes Pro­gram. To buy cook­ies or join, visit gsofct.org.

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