How do you bring a sense of normalcy to girls impacted by one of the most devastating hurricanes in U.S. history? Girl Scouts of Caribe has found the answer in the Girl Scout Cookie Program®.
Despite the day-today challenges that remain nearly a year after Maria, such as a main office that’s still undergoing repair, the council is moving forward with bold plans to offer as many girls as possible an opportunity to participate in the program. The council’s membership currently includes 1,500-2,000 Girl Scouts.
‘Cookieology Express’ Rally held on Oct. 13
Earlier this month, the council kicked off the 2018-2019 Girl Scout Cookie Season with a “Cookieology Express” Rally at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan. Girls took the lead in organizing the event, with support from Little Brownie Bakers® and parent company Kellogg.
Lilliea Jackson and Maria Valdez, Sales Operation Managers at Little Brownie, served as volunteers at the event. They were joined by several Kellogg employees who live and work on the island.
“Cookieology” is the theme of one of the stations at the rally, which focused on helping girls gain skills in marketing and entrepreneurship. Using a worksheet supplied by Little Brownie Bakers®, girls were encouraged to “express” their ideas for new Girl Scout Cookies®.
The rally event also had a station to help girls get up and selling on Digital Cookie®, and girls participated in lots of fun and games.
Booth sale soon to begin
Starting in November, girls will work together on ways to bling their booths and draw in customers. The girls are excited they’ll be able to use their earnings to help power experiences like outdoor adventures. Girl Scout summer camps in Puerto Rico were canceled in 2018 due to extreme damage at campsites.
Girl Scouts are looking forward to working together and having fun
Girls are mainly looking forward to getting back to the things they enjoy most, like laughing and hanging out with their sisters. With each step girls take in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they’ll see how strong they are as leaders. At the same time, they’ll show the world not only what a Girl Scout can do, but what a Girl Scout can overcome with the right support.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Caribe’s participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.