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Girl Scouts Celebrate International Women’s Day
Blog     5 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
Guest Post from Anna Maria Chávez, Chief Executive Officer and Kathy Hopinkah Hannan National PresidentIn celebration of International Women’s Day, we were invited along with several of the Girl Scouts we serve to represent our Movement at the White House, joining President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to announce the new Let Girls Learn initiative with the Peace Corps, as well as our commitment to support the advancement of girls’ access to education worldwide. As the largest, most successful girl leadership development organization in the world, we know that when girls thrive, so does our world. This initiative brings increased focus...

Thin Mint Cookies—Separated at Birth?!
Blog     4 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
Reported by Kelly M. ParisiKelly M. Parisi, Chief Communications Executive by day and Thin Mint lover by night. She coined the phrase #ThinMintsAreMyJam and keeps her ear to the internet for the latest cookie gossip. Follow her on Twitter for updates: @KellyMParisiThin Mints have always walked through life sure that they were the only ones satisfying the chocolate mint cravings of Girl Scout Cookie customers around the world. Today, though, that dream has been shattered as media outlets report that the two Girl Scout Cookie bakers have been cranking out two different versions of the minty chocolatey treats we all love....

Spotlight on a Cadette for National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Blog     1 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a time for cookie lovers everywhere to learn more about the good the Girl Scouts do for their local community.  This year, we’re happy to share just a few of those exceptional stories with you.Having been in Girl Scouts for four years, Sidney could tell you a thing or two about selling cookies.  So when she noticed that people avoided purchasing cookies, she found a new way to keep them interested and engaged.  For every sale that Sidney made, she’d ask, “Would you like to donate a box to the military?”  And, unsurprisingly, people...

Happy National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend!
Blog     27 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
Yes! It’s here. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend—the perfect time to celebrate all the amazing things girls do with their cookie earnings every year, for their communities and beyond. On top of teaching five super-important life skills—including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—the Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls the opportunity to build their confidence, make friends, become rock-star social entrepreneurs, and have a ton of fun along the way. This weekend, celebrate cookie bosses everywhere by visiting your local Girl Scout Cookie booth and showing your support. But don’t stop at the cookies! During...

#GimmieFive and Let's Move!
Blog     27 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, an initiative that encouraged kids all over the country to get out, get active, and create a healthier future for themselves and their families. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! this month, the White House has kicked things up a notch with the #GimmieFive challenge. To join in the fun, just share five ways you’re leading a healthier life and challenge your friends and family to do the same by posting photos or videos with #GimmeFive on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, or Tumblr. Looking for inspiration? Here are...

Spotlight on a Brownie for National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Blog     27 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend is a time for cookie lovers everywhere to learn more about the good the Girl Scouts do for their local community.  This year, we’re happy to share just a few of those exceptional stories with you.Through the cookie program, our Girl Scouts are given an incredible opportunity to make a difference in lives of others and in their surrounding community.  A fabulous example is Emily, a 7-year old Brownie on a mission to honor her late father.Emily’s father, Ethan, had previously battled cancer in his teenage years, but was in remission when he met Emily’s mother, Suzanne,...







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