During the Girl Scout cookie season, young cookie entrepreneurs like Kayla (pictured) tap their inner G.I.R.L.TM (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) power, building essential skills that are imperative to future success.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program has sparked the careers of millions of women, including some San Diego VIPs (see next story). More than half of Girl Scout alumnae in business say that they developed critical skills like money management, goal setting and public speaking by participating as a Girl Scout in the cookie program.
Thank you for supporting the largest financial literacy program in the world for girls. Your participation funds local troop adventures, activities and service projects, as well as core leadership experiences like our STEM and outdoor programs.
Yours in Girl Scouting,
Carol M. Dedrich, MBA, CFRE Chief Executive Officer
Mary Jean Anderson shared business insights during a national cookie campaign video shoot.
Video: Cookies fueled VIPs’ entrepreneurial spirit
As part of a visit here to produce national cookie marketing materials with local Girl Scouts and professionally successful alumnae (news article), our cookie baker created a short video called Entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurs. Three highly accomplished friends of Girl Scouts San Diego — Mary Jean Anderson (owner/president, Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air), Susan Salka (CEO/president/director, AMN Healthcare), and Claudia Silva — spoke about how the cookie program built their leadership and business skills. Check it out!
Kris Newman and her daughter Katlyn teamed up to run the San Marcos Service Unit cookie cupboard.
Volunteer spotlight: Kris Newman
Behind every girl participating in the cookie program is a dedicated adult — like Kris Newman! As a lifetime member and past leader of her daughter Katlyn’s troop, this long-time volunteer is a “forever Girl Scout.” Her past cookie roles include troop cookie coordinator, as well as service unit coordinator for cookies and fall products. Kris is now the San Marcos Service Unit cookie cupboard manager — teaming up with Katlyn, currently a Palomar College student. The duo looks forward to spending quality time together as they help Girl Scout troops and volunteers stock up on cookies and answer their questions.
Cookies + craft beer for grown-ups = Girl Scout programs Adult fans of Girl Scout Cookies will enjoy them with San Diego’s best craft beers during the fourth annual Cookies on Tap, coming up Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25 (National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend). Official sponsors AleSmith Brewing Company, Mike Hess Brewing and Stone Brewing will donate a portion of their event proceeds to Girl Scouts San Diego. In addition to sampling irresistible cookie-beer pairings, Cookies on Tap customers will also have the chance to write notes of support to accompany cookies donated to
Operation Thin MintSM.
Join us on March 3 for Finish Chelsea’s Run
We’re gearing up for Finish Chelsea’s Run in Partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego. Set for Saturday, March 3 in Balboa Park, the event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your Girl Scout spirit while supporting two great causes: youth and Girl Scouts. The run/walk honors the memory of Chelsea, a former Girl Scout, while raising money for college scholarships and Girl Scout programs. More than 8,000 participants are expected for the gathering, which includes a 5K and one-mile run/walk and family festival. Hope to see you there!
Sign up for camp!
Get ready for the “Summer of the G.I.R.L.TM”! That’s our theme for our 2018 Girl Scout camps — where girls will grow as leaders while discovering new interests, taking a much-needed break from school and social pressures within a supportive, all-girl environment. At camp, G.I.R.L.sTM (that’s Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) have a say in planning group activities, so no two camps are the same. Every adventure, from animal ecosystem exploration to zip-lining empowers girls to develop five important leadership
Registration is now open for our day and overnight (or “resident”) camps. Each combines traditional outdoor fun with unique program experiences. New offerings include Circuit Breakers (day camp) and resident sessions like Art Punks and Game On! Girl Scout camp is open to all girls in grades K-12; financial assistance is available. Register your girl now or make a gift of camp. For questions, contact our