What is National Girl Scouts Cookie Weekend and the Girl Scout's Cookie Championship?
It's cookie time! Girl Scout Cookie time that is. All over the nation girls are selling cookies and setting goals for the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Championship.
Every year, the Scouts set their New Year resolutions, but the scouts are far more likely to stick to their goals than everyone else.
|Our scout loves cookies so much, she bakes them as a community service project!|
Why is that?
Did you ever wonder what your cookie money goes toward? You may have seen a note about the personal goal for the Girl Scout that sold cookies to you, but that is not the only purpose the money serves.
This post is sponsored by the GSUSA, but the words and stories are our own.
Each troop gets a portion of the money. Depending on how the troop runs, it could go toward a pooled troop goal or the individual scout's goal. When the girls start as Daisies and every year on up to their Senior year, they set goals. Some girls are motivated by the prizes that they will earn. Other girls are motivated by a trip or special event.
Samoas our a favorite Girl Scout Cookie.
One of our local troops does a Powder Puff Pinewood Derby.
The Girl Scouts have set up fun ways to help each girl achieve their goal. The girls can log into a program and track their goal along the way. They also learn about safely using social media to pass along the word about cookies. #CookieBoss
Have you seen the poll on Facebook? Like the post if you are a fan of Thin Mints or Share it if you are a Samoa's fan? Vote for your favorite Girl Scout cookie! Which will be the National Champion Girl Scout Cookie? Check the GSUSA Facebook page to find out.
Girl Scouts have four different bakeries in the country. Depending on where you are, you could get cookies from two different girls and get two different cookie flavor choices. But, never fear, the past champions Thin Mints, Samoas, and Do-Si-Dos are produced nationwide.
This year, our girls are spending some of their troop money to go to the local local SkyZone, another part of the money will go toward a troop goal for a trip, and the last of their hard earned money will go toward a community service project.
Trefoils- another top seller for our troop.
Our girls are in between the Silver and Gold awards so they are talking about a helping an animal shelter as a community project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award. The girls have to choose an individual project and plan and work over 100 hours on something that will benefit their community. A pretty lofty goal, but they are willing to spend the hours needed to make a difference in the community. Planning will start at the end of this school year. Check back here for updates on their projects and if they meet their goals.
Our troop numbers and unit.
If you want to keep up with GSUSA happenings Follow them on Pinterest or Like them on Facebook. #CookieBossThe girls would love to hear about what other scouts are doing around the country. So, if you have a scout (boy or girl) please comment and let us know what your troop has done.
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