Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Girl Scout Cookie Rallies

Girl Scout across southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina celebrated the start of this year’s Girl Scout Cookie Program at cookie rallies hosted across the region on Friday night. Cookie rallies are fun and high energy events designed for Girl Scouts and their parents to get a glimpse into the cookie program, learn super selling tips and share their enthusiasm for the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Kaia and Brianna made Samoas party hats
during a cookie rally in Virginia Beach
During the cookie rally, girls had the opportunity to taste test the cookies, including the new Rah-Rah Raisins cookie. Girls set their cookie sales goals for the year and talked about ways to reach their goals, along with their plans for using their proceeds from the cookie program.They also participated in crafts and other activities, including making Samoas-themed party hats in celebration of the 40th birthday of the Samoas cookie, safety pinwheels and pencil pennants. At some cookie rallies, girls also decorated cookie booth signs and thank you cards to use later in the cookie season.

At a cookie rally in Norfolk, girls were joined by former Girl Scout top cookie seller Katie Barrett, who is now an adult member of Girl Scouts and a volunteer. Katie, who sold over 4,000 boxes of cookies on an annual basis as a Girl Scout, shared selling tips with some of the girls at the rally.
Kristen, Riley and Charity taste tested cookies at a rally in Norfolk.
Girls in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina began taking cookie orders on Saturday. Cookies will arrive in the region during the third weekend in February.

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 program, girls learn keys to leadership that will last them a lifetime, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Learn more here.