AMARILLO -- The Girl Scouts have named today, National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
"Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but the public may not realize how important the experience of selling cookies is to a girl and her troop," said Becky Burton, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains ceo. "Selling cookies helps girls learn skills that they will need to become successful leaders, such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics."
The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council will host a Milk & Cookies Party at the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains Amarillo office at 6011 West 45th Avenue from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Girls will get to play games based on the 5 Skills, sample Girl Scout cookies, learn more about Girl Scouting, and have their milk poured by the famous Chick-fil-A cow. Milk for the event has been generously donated by Plains Dairy.
All the revenue earned from cookie activities-every penny after paying the baker-stays with the local Girl Scout council that sponsors the sale. Councils use cookie revenue to supply essential services to troops, groups, and individual girls, such as providing program resources and communication support, training adult volunteers, and conducting events. As part of their experience in any Girl Scout product activity, girls can earn official Girl Scout awards at every level of Girl Scouting, including cookie and financial literacy badges and the annual Cookie Activity Pin.