The cookie season will begin this weekend and run until February 25. Several local troops will have booths set up outside Twin City groceries and home improvement stores. GSCI focuses on five key skills, setting them up for an entrepreneurial future including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
In fact, the top two sales girls from a year ago both had an online presence. Instead, you need to know a Girl Scout, who will take down your orders and ensure their delivery on February 23.
Cookie sales fund field trips, visits to summer camp and prizes for each troop. Melanie says she enjoys selling cookies and being a Girl Scout because of the opportunities it gives her.
During the cookie selling season the girls "earn and learn". "And it was so popular that we brought it back again", said Peterson.
"Even if you don't get a lot of sales, if you don't try you're not going to get any", Allen said.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas counts 15,000 members and covers a large swath, extending to the state lines of Oklahoma and Louisiana and south almost to Waco. "I've also learned how to help others and open my imagination", said Rhyan, of Normal.
Now, during the six-week cookie season, scouts can customize their cookie sales.
"We always make learning fun".
For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the experts on girls. "One of my favorite parts of selling cookies is hanging out with my best friend".
Whether you're partial to the classic Thin Mints, Trefoils or Samoas, twelve varieties are available for sale this year and include modern hits like S'mores, Lemonades, and gluten-free Trios.
Girl Scouts of Central Illinois serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult members in 38 counties.