Community Spotlight Girl Scouts Of The USA

Girl Scout cookie sales are more than just selling cookies. In this community spotlight, find out what cookie sales really means.
Pictured left to right: Jayla, A’Lona, T’Aliyah, and troop leader, Donisha Collier. Part of Troop 25102, Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

Buy Thin Mints, buy Thin Mints, buy a box today. Enjoy them only once a year before they go away HEY! (Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells) It’s that time of year again, Girl Scout Cookies can be found on just about every street corner in America. I don’t know about you, but I love Girl Scout Cookies. Lucky for me, I have two personal Girl Scouts, two of my beautiful granddaughters (T’Aliyah and A’Lona) keep nanny stocked with those delicious cookies.

Yesterday was the beginning of National Girl Scout Week and today is National Girl Scout Day. In this month’s community spotlight, I am spotlighting Girl Scouts and my favorite troop, Troop 25102. National Girl Scout Day commemorates the birthday of the Girl Scouts of America.

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day is observed annually on March 12th.

A’Lona, Daisy Classification

Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting.  At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present.  For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures.  Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.

  • The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
  • By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
  • By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
  • In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members

Motto
“Be Prepared”

Slogan
“Do a Good Turn Daily”

“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

In honor of National Girl Scout Day, let’s celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.

I know you are wondering what Girl Scouts have to do with financial literacy. That’s where the cookie sales come in. Girl Scout Cookie sales is the number one financial literacy program for girls. Cookie sales help the girls with goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, entrepreneurship skills, and business ethics. Girl Scout cookie sales, teach the girls how to network with family, friends, and individuals that stop by our cookie booths.

While we may just view the cookies as a yummy treat that comes around once a year, please know that your support is helping to teach our girls valuable skills they will need in life. So next time you see a cookie booth, stop by and support the girls.

To Troop 25102 and all troops across the USA, we here at Traciebthreadford.com salute you and all you do to in teaching financial literacy! Special thank you to troop leader, Donisha Collier, for allowing me to spotlight our beautiful girls.

T’Aliyah & Jayla, Junior Classification

As you can see, Girl Scout Cookies are more than just a tasty treat, they are a learning tool for Girl Scouts.

Don’t forget, if you know of an organization or individual that is working to teach financial literacy or close the wealth gap in the African American community, you can nominate them for the community spotlight. Email me at Tracie@traciebthreadford.com for details.

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  1. Joline
    March 12, 2018 at 11:51 am (4 months ago)

    I don’t live in the States so believe it or not, I haven’t tasted Girl Scout cookies! It’s great to know that this once a year event benefits so many young girls.

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:59 pm (4 months ago)

      Joline, you must make a trip to the states during cookie season to taste them, they are delicious! It is refreshing in this society to see something positive for our youth! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  2. Peter
    March 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm (4 months ago)

    My daughter just joined girl guides this year and loves it. She is learning so much from her guides and is creating a solid foundation of friends

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm (4 months ago)

      We absolutely love the Girl Scouts Peter! My granddaughters love going to meetings and learning new things. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  3. DONISHA
    March 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm (4 months ago)

    Love. Love. Love it. Great story Tracey

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:45 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you Donisha! Thank you for being our fearless leader and for reading and commenting!

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  4. Neely Moldovan
    March 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh I love girl scout cookie season! I try to support as many as I can which means i eat a lot of thin mints!

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm (4 months ago)

      I do too Neely! I usually buy more than I need and freeze them for when I get a taste in the offseason! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  5. Wendy
    March 12, 2018 at 2:23 pm (4 months ago)

    Love the mottos-courage confidence and character! Not this is an organization I can stand behind although I was never actually a girl scout myself.

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:44 pm (4 months ago)

      I do too Wendy! I love the Girl Scouts. I wasn’t a Girl Scout either. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  6. Hey Sharonoox
    March 12, 2018 at 7:34 pm (4 months ago)

    I was never a girl scout but I like to support organisation that promotes and encourage young girls to build characters. Happy National Gir Scout Day!

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:41 pm (4 months ago)

      I wasn’t either Sharon, but my girls were. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  7. laurie beth
    March 12, 2018 at 10:40 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh how I miss girl scout cookies this year! First year out of the States. I want my daughter to be a girl scout so hopefully we move back soon!

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:39 pm (4 months ago)

      Awwww Laurie Beth I sure hate you didn’t get any cookies. I hope you can move back too, so your daughter can be a girl scout. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  8. Gingermommy
    March 13, 2018 at 8:02 am (4 months ago)

    I am a huge fan of Girl Scout cookies. SO GOOD. Aside from the delicious cookies though, the program is amazing. Their mottos are really important.

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:38 pm (4 months ago)

      Yes, their mottos are important. I love the cookies and what Girl Scouts stands for Ginger. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  9. Toughcookiemommy
    March 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm (4 months ago)

    I think the Girl Scouts do a great job with young girls. I love what they are teaching and who doesn’t love some Girl Scout cookies?

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    • tracie45
      March 14, 2018 at 5:36 pm (4 months ago)

      Yes they do! I love Girl Scouts and all they stand for. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply
  10. Alicia
    March 16, 2018 at 7:45 am (4 months ago)

    My daughter is 9 and has been in girl scouts since 1st grade, so this is her last yr in brownies then she will move up. I love going around house to house selling girl scout cookies with her every year. We have fun. She enjoys Girl Scouts. Good luck selling!

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