Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle to kick off special spring cookie sale

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle has announced its first ever Spring Girl Scout Cookie Sale, April 6 – 26. Due to inclement weather, the increased demand for cookies across the country, and the Little Brownie Baker inability to meet delivery of those demands, the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle Council has decided to host a Spring Girl Scout Cookie Sale event.

“We understand the importance of the cookie sale to girls and their troops as they have planned activities and service projects for their communities with their proceeds,” said Raslean M. Allen, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle. “Our hope is that the community will join us in supporting the girls as they continue to work to reach their goals this year.”

With the guidance of troop leaders, parents and the support of the community, girls can make positive changes in the world around them by participating in the Cookie Program. In Girl Scouting, a girl can speak for those less fortunate, foster changes where they’re needed and have a true impact close to home, and even globally. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is lots of fun and it’s also the largest girl-led business in the country. Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls develop five key business and leadership skills that last a lifetime:

• Goal-Setting — setting cookie sales goals and making a plan to achieve them

• Decision-Making — deciding how the troop will spend their troop proceeds

• Money Management — taking orders and handling customers’ money

• People Skills — learning to talk and listen to people while offering the opportunity to purchase cookies

• Business Ethics — being honest and responsible every step of the way.