National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016

 

NGSCW_lockup_horiz_RGBThis past weekend on February 26-28, we joined councils across the country to participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2016, which celebrates the world’s largest girl-led business.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program’s  […] power to teach girls business and financial skills that will serve them throughout their lives is unrivaled,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “Every year, nearly 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of cookies—close to $800 million worth; and every year, our young cookie entrepreneurs reinvest that money into troop activities and projects that make their communities and our world a better place. There is no other program that allows girls to gain such valuable experience and understanding of how they can transform their world, all while having fun and engaging in the excitement of the cookie season.”

Here are some of our favorite stories and photos from this year’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Alexis from Carver 85305 at Walmart in Plymouth

Alexis from Carver Troop 85305 at Walmart in Plymouth, who just joined the 500 Club!

Alexis from Carver Troop 85305 was setting up for her troop’s booth sale at Walmart in Plymouth when Melissa said hello and introduced herself as GSEM’s Customer Engagement Specialist. “Alexis greeted me enthusiastically and was so excited to receive the Cookie Boss Bracelet,” Melissa shared. “She had just passed her personal goal of 500 packages – her first time ever making it to the 500 club. We shared a great high 5. She then told me all about the Troop’s plans to go camping with the money they earn.”

 

Congratulations, Alexis, on selling over FIVE HUNDRED packages! We can’t wait to hear about your troop’s camping experience!


GS Troop Ruggles Station

Jamaica Plain Junior Troop 85074 at Ruggles Station

Juniors from Jamaica Plain Troop 85074 were extremely enthusiastic about National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! They were motivated to sell as many cookie packages as they could so that they can invest their earnings into travelling to Washington D.C. and hopefully meet Michelle Obama!

 

 

 


Andover Brownies 79190 at Andover Stop and Shop

Andover Brownie Troop 79190 at Andover Stop and Shop

We would like to give a BIG shout out to Stop and Shop in Andover for being very supportive of troops selling cookies in their store!  The manager was so welcoming to the girls: he bought cookies for the break room, advertised to his staff beforehand (many of them bought cookies, including one staff that has never tried them before) and announced over the intercom, “We have some special guests visiting us today.  Please stop by and say hi and support these Andover Girl Scouts and buy some cookies.  You know they’re only around for a limited time!” Many thanks to the store manager for his support!


High-fives to these #cookiebosses who held cookie booth sales all over our council during National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!

Arlington Cadette Troop 68141 in Harvard Square

Arlington Cadette Troop 68141 in Harvard Square

 

Arlington Cadette Troop 68141 in Harvard Square

Arlington Cadette Troop 68141 in Harvard Square

 

Burlington Daisy Troop 79197 at Burlington Mall

Burlington Daisy Troop 79197 at Burlington Mall

 

Burlington Daisy Troop 79197 at Burlington Mall

Burlington Daisy Troop 79197 at Burlington Mall

 

Lexington Daisy Troop 89021 at Wilson Farms

Lexington Daisy Troop 89021 at Wilson Farms

 

Lucy, Anna, Zuzia, Elizabeth, Haylee, and Lily from Brownie/Daisy Holbrook Troop 88208 at Walmart in Avon

Lucy, Anna, Zuzia, Elizabeth, Haylee, and Lily from Brownie/Daisy Holbrook Troop 88208 at Walmart in Avon

 

Molly, Zuzia, and Haylee from Brownie/Daisy Holbrook Troop 88208 at Walmart in Avon

Molly, Zuzia, and Haylee from Brownie/Daisy Holbrook Troop 88208 at Walmart in Avon

We hope all of our troops had a great National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend — we are so proud of everything you’ve achieved this cookie season!

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