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Local Girl Scouts Sharpen Entrepreneurship Skills as 2024 Cookie Season Kicks Off

Feb 06, 2024 03:35PM ● By Girl Scouts Heart of Central California News Release

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) – Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) is excited to announce the official launch of the 2024 Girl Scout cookie season, bringing delightful treats and smiles to communities in the Greater Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto regions. The Cookie Program not only spreads joy but also fosters the entrepreneurial spirit of numerous local Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. Proceeds from the Program support local Girl Scout troops and enable GSHCC to organize workshops, events, and initiatives that help create the next generation of empowered and innovative female leaders. GSHCC’s Cookie Program supports two Girl Scout camps, two STEM Centers + MakerSpaces, a mobile STEM Center + MakerSpace, and provides resources to more than 4,000 volunteers.

"Entrepreneurship remains one of Girl Scouts’ most powerful program pillars,” said GSHCC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Linda E. Farley. “More than 8,000 local Girl Scouts will participate in the Cookie Program this year, gaining real-world opportunities to practice their entrepreneurship skills. Beyond the goal setting, money-management, and decision-making skills these girls learn, they also make connections with their community, develop friendships with their sister Girl Scouts, express creativity, and build their capacity to be leaders.”

Local Girl Scouts have already begun taking orders from family and friends, and supporters will begin to see cookies available for local purchase in front of stores beginning February 23 through March 17. Additionally, GSHCC encourages the use of the Cookie Finder feature on the Girl Scouts' website, which provides a convenient and accessible way for cookie enthusiasts to locate nearby cookie booths. Cookie connoisseurs can input their zip code in the Cookie Finder tool to see where cookies are being sold in their community.