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What a Box of Cookies Does for a Girl Scout

The 2020 Girl Scout cookie season kicked off of February 1 across Greater Iowa. Those cookies – ranging from Peanut Butter Patties and Caramel deLites to Thin Mints and Lemonades– are a favorite tradition across the country and can be found in many homes in Iowa during the winter and spring months. But have you ever really thought about what each cookie represents? Have you ever considered, as you bite into your favorite cookie, what a box of cookies can do for a Girl Scout?

Your cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow!

When you make a Girl Scout Cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of young female entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful—teamwork, planning, and a positive outlook (and that’s just the beginning).

Because proceeds from your purchase stay local, you help the awesome entrepreneurs who sell Girl Scout Cookies in your community power new experiences for themselves and their troop.

Troop 10157, made up of Girl Scouts in grades sixth through eighth in Spirit Lake, plan to use their cookie profit in multiple ways. Throughout Cookie Season, the Troop will collect “cookie donations” for a group of veterans that will be attending the May Honor Flight out of Fort Dodge, Iowa. This means someone could approach the Girl Scouts and donate money towards a box of cookies that would later be donated to the veterans. The Troop plans to provide the veterans with cookies as they help serve their meal before their flight. In addition to the cookie donations, the Troop will also use their cookie profits to plan an overnight stay in Fort Dodge, giving them the opportunity to welcome the veterans home from their trip.

Money from each box of cookies not only enables those Girl Scouts to provide the veterans with service and free cookies, but it also empowers those Girl Scouts to be kind, give back, and learn about the veterans and their Honor Flight experience. Girl Scouts build character by stepping outside of their normal social circles and interacting with others who are less like them. Imagine how much both the girls and veterans will enjoy this experience!

So, the next time you purchase a box of Girl Scout cookies (available now!), look beyond the cookies and see all that your $4 can do. Your cookie purchase could be the difference in a Girl Scout Troop’s experience.