No matter what your political party affiliation, all people can agree that Girl Scout Cookies get the top vote as the tastiest treat! Now, during Election Week, Girl Scouts of Connecticut (GSOFCT) are giving people a delicious reason to come out to the polls by hosting cookie booths at various voting locations throughout the state. More than 440 booths will be available from Friday, November 3– Sunday, November 12, 2023.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program is our most popular initiative to date and the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world,” said Diana Mahoney, CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “What’s more, when consumers purchase the delicious cookies from a Girl Scout, they’re also giving back to their community since many troops put a portion of their cookie proceeds toward service projects in their local regions.”
The cookie varieties available during the Election Week program include Thin Mints®, Samoas®, Tagalongs®, Do-si-dos®, Trefoils®, Lemon-Ups®, S’mores® Adventurefuls™ and Girl Scout S’mores. All cookies are $6 per package.
Girl Scouts are participating in Election Week cookie sales in a variety of ways including, direct sales to friends and family, walking about their neighborhood with their troop and in-person cookie booths. For a listing of booths, please visit: www.gsofct.org.
Additionally, many Girl Scouts host virtual booths on social media as an engaging way to reach more customers. Girls, with adult supervision, can create a social media event or schedule a live stream on Facebook or Instagram and invite potential customers through social media, email, and text.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls develop the five distinct skills of goal-setting, decision making, business ethics, managing money, and people skills,” adds Mahoney. “In addition, all proceeds from cookie sales stay in Connecticut to fund GSOFCT programming, leadership development opportunities, and trainings for girls and adults throughout the state.”
Many Girl Scouts are also participating in GSOFCT’s Gift of Caring Service Project, Cookies for Heroes in which customers can purchase packages of cookies, which are then delivered to active military men and women, veterans, and local community heroes. Last year, over 125,000 packages of cookies were sold for this cause.
About Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit www.gsofct.org.
PHOTO: Girl Scouts of Connecticut (GSOFCT) is hosting more than 440 Election Week Cookie booths at various voting locations throughout the state between Friday, November 3 and Sunday, November 12, 2023. Visit www.gsofct.org for a full listing.