someone on facebook posted this intending it to be negative but instead it’s INCREDIBLE. go girl scouts
In case you need anymore incentive to buy Girl Scout cookies this season
THIS IS IMPORTANT!
While Girl Scouts does support all these things (hooray!) the Girl Scout cookie program also teaches girls real-life business and entrepreneurial skills on a very personal and individual level.
When you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, part of the funds go to Girl Scouts of the USA and regional Girl Scout Councils (in my area, it’s the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, which is in charge of all the Girl Scouts of New York City), but a good chunk of the money also goes right back into that specific Girl Scout troop’s bank account.
This is why you can’t buy Girl Scout cookies online. And why it’s so important to buy them from an actual girl.
Because once this money goes back into the troop’s bank account, the girls get to decide what they want to do with it, and it is often used to alleviate costs associated with registration, uniform, and activity fees for girls whose families don’t have the money.
In my experience, I’ve seen troops use their cookie money to go on trips to places like the Museum of Natural History, donate it to help those who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy, and use it to clean up a park honoring the victims of September 11th. And nobody made these girls do any of that. It was their money. They sold the cookies. They earned it. And, given the opportunity to spend this money, Girl Scouts teaches them that spending it in smart ways can change your community and yourself for the better.
So, go ahead and buy way too many Thin Mints than you ever think should be allowed. Cookie season really is the best.
(Source: deathlehem, via nurmengardx)