More than 1,800 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri Cookie Booths will open between February 26 and March 16. You can break out your smartphone to find the nearest Girl Scout Cookie Booth with our easy-to-use app - https://www.littlebrowniebakers.com/cookies/find-girl-scout-cookies-on-your-mobile-phone/.
In the wake of last year’s successful pilot program, AT&T Missouri is now an official partner. This year, at least 95 troops will be equipped with AT&T smartphones and card readers from Square.
“The AT&T partnership keeps the focus on technology and provides opportunities to satisfy the needs for our tech-savvy Girl Scouts,” said Bonnie Barczykowski, Girl Scouts CEO.
“AT&T is thrilled to once again work with the Girl Scouts as they help prepare the next generation of leaders and future business owners,” said John Sondag, President of AT&T Missouri. “Equipping Girl Scouts with new technology and helping them develop the entrepreneurial skills that will aid them throughout their education and career is a natural fit for AT&T and we are excited to be a part of the process.”
Our new cookie vendor is Little Brownie Bakers, offering favorites including Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche. If you want to look up where to buy cookies on your computer, there is a cookie booth locator available on our website, www.girlscoutsem.org/cookielocator.
Girl Scout troops will be stationed at area Dierbergs, Schnucks and Shop ‘n Save supermarkets as well as at Walmart locations. There will also be additional booth locations set up by troops, such as at local businesses, churches, etc.
For customers who choose not to purchase cookies but who still want to support Girl Scouts, they may donate cookies to the USO of Missouri via the Troop to Troop program. In 2013, customers contributed more than 36,000 boxes of cookies to military personnel.
For people who can’t get enough cookies, customers will have the opportunity to win a year’s supply! Those who buy five boxes in one booth visit can enter a raffle to win 52 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.
Many successful women leaders tell us that their first entrepreneurial experience came from selling Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led enterprise in the country, engaging girls with five skills they will use throughout their lives:
- Goal setting
- Decision making
- Money management
- People skills
- Business ethics
All cookies are sold at $4 per package. Proceeds from the cookie program stay within the community to benefit local girls. Troops use the money for everything from field trips to community service projects. With these funds, Girl Scouts also deliver programs for girls, provide training for adult volunteers and maintain three local Girl Scout camps.