Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

The 101st year of Girl Scouts selling cookies begins with the return of the popular Girl Scout S’mores.

Greenville, SC--Today Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program® not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States. After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in South Carolina are kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores™, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Consumers can now help fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of by purchasing Girl Scout S’mores and classic favorites like Thin Mints® and Caramel deLites®.

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ sets out to sell delicious cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills that are imperative for leadership and future success. Almost 1 million Girl Scouts participate in the cookie program each year, generating nearly $800 million in sales during the average season. And all of the net revenue raised—100 percent of it—stays within the 22 council area. Councils use cookie earnings to power amazing experiences for girls through their programming, while girls and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more.

Troop 1124 in Anderson used money from the Cookie program to buy pajamas, underwear, socks, stuffed animals, brushes/combos and toothbrushes for children in the DSS system, new to their foster parents. That same troop gave money to the Anderson District Bridge Academy to help by Christmas gifts for 35 students. However, girls’ cookie earnings alone aren’t enough to power the Girl Scout Movement—investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season.
Last year, Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands debuted Girl Scout S’mores—a crispy graham cookie double dipped in a crème icing and enrobed in a chocolatey coating—which are sure to be best-sellers again.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands will also celebrate the next century of female entrepreneurs during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018. From February 23 to 25, Girl Scout councils across the country will host events and set up booths for cookie enthusiasts to get their hands on the iconic treats. Door to door sales begin January 12, with booth sales beginning February 16. For more information go to www.gssc-mm.org.