Through Girl Scouting, girls learn to think “outside the box” to solve problems in their community and in their daily lives. Outside the Box, an annual fundraising event, celebrates the ways girls learn and grow in a fun way – with Girl Scout Cookie inspired desserts!

At Outside the Box, local Franklin restaurants used Girl Scout Cookies to create fun, creative desserts to showcase how they think “outside the box.” Proceeds from the evening directly benefits girls in Middle Tennessee.

This year’s event honored Franklin Chief of Police Deborah Faulkner. During her short speech, Chief Faulkner drew some parallels between her current leadership role and her time as a Girl Scout.

“My current role has a few similarities to Girl Scouting,” Chief Faulkner said. “I still earn badges and I still have a troop.”

Outside the Box 2018
2018 Outside the Box Honoree Chief Deborah Faulkner and GSMIDTN CEO Agenia Clark

Chief Faulkner currently leads 160 men and women who make up the Franklin Police Department, the ninth largest in the state of Tennessee.

Restaurants that participated in this year’s event included Cork & Cow, Delta Bound, Harvest at HomesteadMerridee’s Breadbasket and Momma Nik’s Cheesecake.

After sampling each dessert from each restaurant, attendees voted for their favorite dessert by placing a ticket at their chosen restaurant’s table. Cork & Cow took home the people’s choice for best dessert with their Savannah Smiles Lemon White Chocolate Blueberry Pie.

Outside the Box 2018

After a night of mingling, delicious desserts and hors d’oeuvres, attendees came together to meet and exceed the evening’s goal of raising valuable funds for Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee.

presented by

Outside the Box Sponsor - Nissan

also supported by

Outside the Box Sponsor - SKANSKA Outside the Box Sponsor - Tennessee Bank & Trust
Outside the Box Sponsor - Jackson Outside the Box Sponsor - Keller Williams Outside the Box Sponsor - Vanderbilt
Outside the Box Sponsor - Barge Outside the Box Sponsors - Leadership Franklin Outside the Box Sponsor - True Value Outside the Box Sponsors - Williamson Medical Center

Download 2018 Outside the Box Recipes

For sponsorship opportunities for next year’s Outside the Box, contact Rebecca Anderson at