What can a cookie do? Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona knows the power of Girl Scout Cookies® and makes every effort to reach girls who may not normally have the opportunity to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®.
The council’s Social Impact programs give economically disadvantaged girls the chance to enjoy the full benefit of being a cookie entrepreneur.
Led by college-age female leaders who receive special training, troops in high-need neighborhoods and underserved schools participate in Girl Scouting for free. This includes the cookie program.
Many girls are making major strides as leaders. With each step forward, girls gain confidence and a sense of pride.
Shayla, a Girl Scout Brownie, took on the responsibility this year of bringing her cookie money to school each week and turning it over to her troop leaders, without her mom’s or dad’s help.
The first time she turned in her money, Shayla announced proudly, “I need to call my mom and tell her I did a great job!”
Shayla’s family was quick to celebrate her responsible money management and growth as an entrepreneur. We wish Shayla and all girls from GSSA continued success in the coming cookie season!
Does your council have a social impact program? We’d love to hear about it!