Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Girl Scout Cookie Rallies

Friday night was full of fun and excitement for Girl Scouts in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina as they kicked off this year’s cookie program at cookie rallies across the region. The cookie rallies were an opportunity for Girl Scouts to get a glimpse into the cookie program, set sales goals, learn selling tips and more before cookie order taking started on Saturday morning.

Southern Chesapeake Service Unit
At a cookie rally in Chesapeake, Girl Scout Cadette Troop 531 led activities for more than 130 Girl Scouts who attended the kickoff event. They set up a variety of activities to help the girls learn about the cookies they’re selling, understand important safety tips and see the rewards that they can earn this year. There were also stations for girls to make cookie-themed crafts, compete in a cookie relay and taste test the cookie flavors available this year.

Bridget, a seventh grader and member of Troop 531, was the top cookie seller in her troop last year. At the cookie rally, she helped girls make a milk and cookies craft, as well as share some her of cookie selling tips.

“I’ve been a Girl Scout for four years, and I work hard during cookie season,” Bridget said. “The first people I contact each year to see if they want to buy cookies are my family members. They are really supportive.”

Oceanview Service Unit
Local Girl Scouts are currently taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies. Cookies will arrive in the region on February 20, which is when Girl Scouts will also start selling cookies at booths outside of local businesses. To find cookies near you, visit

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s largest girl-led business and the leading financial literacy and entrepreneurial program for girls. Through the cookie program, Girl Scouts learn important skills that will last them a lifetime, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. For more information about the local Girl Scout Cookie Program, visit

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