Greenville, SC—Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands will join other Girl Scout councils across the United States February 23–25 to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018. This celebration rings in a new century of fun, learning, and excitement that selling cookies has powered for girls over the past 101 years. The weekend will highlight some of the most creative and successful Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs from the 22 counties our council covers in western South Carolina and the midlands, as well as the positive change that cookie earnings make possible in every community we serve. One hundred percent of the net revenue girls raise through the cookie program funds local Girl Scout council and troop programs and community projects. Customers who purchase cookies are making an important investment in their community and supporting fun and formative leadership experiences for girls.
During Girl Scout Cookie season, each amazing young G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ not only sells delicious cookies but also builds life skills, such as goal setting, people skills, and business ethics—all essential to 21st century leadership. And the more cookies girls sell, the more earnings they have to power impactful community projects and personal enrichment experiences, like camping and traveling. Girls set goals to decide how they want to invest the funds they earn from their sales. From girls planning a trip to camp to funding a Gold Award project, Girl Scouts are doing amazing things made possible by each and every cookie sale.
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend offers enterprising girls a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth, door-to-door, and digital sales throughout the country. During this year’s cookie weekend, hungry customers will be able to get their hands on their favorite Girl Scout Cookies, like Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties, as well as the popular Girl Scout S’mores™—so join in on the fun this National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit gssc-mm.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices. The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs through March 18.
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped girls develop positive values and become active, responsible leaders in their communities. With emphasis on personal growth and leadership development through service to others, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands serves 11,500 girls, grades K5-12, and 4,700 adults in 22 counties of central and western South Carolina, including Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Union.