Meet Girl Scouts and purchase cookies at Grand Central this Friday
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York will kick off National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with a launch party at Grand Central Terminal on February 7.
Wed Feb 5 2014
Photograph: Courtesy Anat Gerstein
Now's the time to replenish your family's dwindling stash of Samoas and Thin Mints—the Girl Scouts of Greater New York will be stationed in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall this Friday with their famed cookies in tow. In partnership with the Girl Scouts of the USA and Girl Scout Councils nationwide, the local scouts will gather on February 7 between 8am and 7pm to kick off their 2014 fund-raising initiative and allow attendees to learn more about the association.
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The Girl Scout Cookie Program brings in around $800 million per year nationally, selling more than 1.2 million boxes of cookies (totaling around $5 million) in the New York City area alone, with proceeds remaining in Greater New York to fund the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The Cookie Program is one of the nation's largest financial literacy and entrepreneurship development opportunities for girls. The scouts learn five essential skills through cookie sales including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
Drop by with your family to chat with the girls about their sales strategies and business tips, or just to pick up some tasty treats and learn a thing or two about the Girl Scouts.