Beginning this past Saturday, September 25, eastern Missouri Girl Scouts launched their Treats & Reads Program businesses. Girl Scouts started marketing their business by going door-to-door and promoting their online sites, offering customers an opportunity to fund extraordinary experiences by purchasing magazine subscriptions, candy and nuts.
Through the Treats & Reads Program, the region’s young entrepreneurs are hard at work mastering the following skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These girls are figuring out how to set goals, create a budget, handle money, find their voice and navigate business challenges ethically and responsibly. These crucial lessons will help them be leaders in their schools and communities while also creating more opportunities for Girl Scouts to rise up and go on new adventures.
“The girls enjoy earning money for their troop to do more activities and service projects,” said Michelle Swims, Girl Scout troop leader. “For example, last year, our troop enjoyed a fun activity and service project in one by making 10 Build-A-Bears for children at a local shelter. They enjoyed being able to give back to other children in need.”
Community service is a considerable part of Girl Scouting and integral to Treats & Reads. Through Project Thank You, each $5 donation will gift one can of nuts or candy to military service personnel, veterans, first responders and health care professionals.
New this year is the Sweet & Salty Mix. The perfect salty/sweet snack consists of honey roasted peanuts, XL Virginia peanuts, pretzels, honey sesame sticks, honey roasted cashews, cashews and almonds.
Other items include: Mint Treasurers in a Girl Scout Vintage Uniform Tin, Deluxe Pecan Clusters in a Holiday Bunny Tin or a box, Dark Chocolate Mint Penguins, Peanut Butter Bears, Chocolate Covered Almonds, Whole Cashews, Dulce de Leche Owls, Hot Cajun Crunch, Fruit Slices, Dark Chocolate Caramel Caps, English Butter Toffee, Peanut Butter Trail Mix and Honey Roasted Peanuts.
Girl Scouts, volunteers, families and community members
Saturday, September 25 – Sunday, November 21