The 101-year-old cookie program teaches the girls leadership, money management and now technological innovation.
Girl Scout Cookies are among the most popular treats in which to indulge, and cookie season is officially underway now that said cookies have made their entrance. She said she enjoys the cookie business and what she learns from it.
"Cookie Entrepreneur" was the theme of the rally, which prepares troops for the season that begins February 2.
With 100% of revenue for the cookies staying local, the Cookie Program claims to be "thelargest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world". Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are $4, except the Toffee-tastic and Girl Scout S'mores varieties, which are $5.
Get the milk ready, because cookie season is officially upon us.
Scouts are taking orders for cookie purchases either in person or through the Digital Cookie platform, an innovative and educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run and manage their Girl Scout Cookie businesses online. So now she only goes door to door once she has the cookies.
The cookie rally at WIU begins at 10 a.m. and ends at noon.
While stocking up on Thin Mints, customers can now choose to donate boxes of cookies to give to the military.
"It all started when she was a Brownie", her mom says.
That's over $1 million in troop and service unit proceeds.
Gallia Girl Scout Troop 201 stands outside a store on a cold day selling cookies.
But the inclusion of technology doesn't mean the girls are done with the old ways of selling cookies.
The girls' parents, all of Bloomington, said the trio became friends when they entered Girl Scouts together.