Cookies will be $3.50 per box in Middle Tennessee for 2016. This price has remained the same since 2004!
This year, as they have for more than 45 years here in Middle Tennessee, Girl Scouts will be coming to you door-to-door January 1 through January 18 taking pre-orders for your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. Beginning February 8 through March 1, Girl Scout troops will be at area booths in your local community. (Go to www.girlscoutcookies.org or http://cookielocator.littlebrownie.com to find a cookie booth near you.)
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is much more than a way to raise money- it’s a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program. Girls learn, not from a book, but from real-life experiences. These are skills that last far beyond the Girl Scout Cookie Season. Many successful business women and community leaders say they got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies. Of course, the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps fund troop program activities and supports council special programs, facilities and camps- all proceeds stay in our local communities.
Gift of Caring Cookie Program: For many years, Girl Scouts across the country have used Girl Scout Cookies to show their appreciation for men and women in uniform or to support those in need. Customers are given the opportunity to purchase cookies to donate to our Gift of Caring project. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee has chosen HUGS for Our Soldiers as the council sponsored organization. Some troops may choose their own charitable organization.
Customers who do not want to purchase cookies for themselves may choose to support Gift of Caring. In 2015 Girl Scouts donated 24,205 boxes of cookies to Ft. Campbell soldiers and 17,796 boxes to various charitable organizations throughout Middle Tennessee.
Cookie Program Participants: Check the cookie forms section for an important update about this year’s sale (Cookie Program Update).
Digital Cookie The traditions in Girl Scouts have allowed girls to gain valuable skills in the annual cookie program. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is not participating in Girl Scouts of the USA’s Digital Cookie —a new pilot program that allows Girl Scouts to sell cookies digitally and allows customers to pay for shipping. While this program continues in it’s pilot stages, we are observing how the program offers those valued skills for girls and is working in other councils.
2016 Important Cookie Program Dates
|November 13 & 14||Training Dates for SU Cookie Coordinators|
|January 1||Order Taking Begins|
|February 7||Booth Sales Begin|
|February 26-28||National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend|
|March 1||Cookie Program Ends|
Five Amazing Skills Your Daughter Will Learn
- Goal Setting: Girls set cookie sale goals and, with their team, create a plan to reach them.
- Decision Making: Girls decide where and when to sell cookies, how to market their sale and what to do with their earnings.
- Money Management: Girls develop a budget, take cookie orders and handle customers’ money.
- People Skills: She will learn how to talk (and listen) to her customers, as well as learning how to work with a team.
- Business Ethics: She will gain the knowledge to be a well-rounded business women.