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Girls learn five leadership skills through the Girl Scout Cookie Program that prepare them for their future – goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. To serve as a kickoff for the annual Cookie Season this year, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri sponsored a Cookie Rally.

It took place at Chaifetz Arena on the campus of Saint Louis University. To promote excitement among the girls, Innovative Force, a dance team from “America’s Got Talent” performed; Mason and Remy, radio personalities from 93.7FM The Bull, visited; and Saint Louis University cheerleaders led the girls in a Cookie Rap and Cheer.

Visitors watched special guest performer Megan Nicole. Megan is a 20-year old who rose to stardom on YouTube. Her videos currently have more than 416 million views. After the release of her debut single, “B-e-a-utiful,” Megan met with record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, whose company is part of Interscope Records, and she signed a record deal.

The girls also sampled this year’s Little Brownie Bakers’ Girl Scout Cookies. Little Brownie has partnered with the Girl Scouts for Cookie Programs this year and in 2015.

Other activities included photo opportunities, cookie-themed games and crafts, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) stations, baking Cookies with Juliette and an older girl activity lounge. Girls received rally patches for attending.

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