WAYNE – For over a month cookie-lovers will have their chance at supporting the largest annual financial investment in girls in the United States.
According to a release in January, the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska is launching the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program which includes a new cookie. This program is a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders.
The new cookie, Caramel Chocolate Chip, will feature a rich caramel, semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of sea salt in a chewy gluten-free cookie for $5 per package. The remainder of the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie line-up includes Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Girl Scout S’mores, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread, Thanks-a-Lot and Lemonades (all still $4 per package). Cookies will be sold from Friday, February 1 – March 10.
Research shows that female-founded start-ups generate more revenue over time and per dollar than male-founded start-ups, but only 17 percent of start-ups are female-founded. Given that over half (53 percent) of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums, supporting local Girl Scouts is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow.
One hundred percent of the net revenue from Girl Scout Cookie purchases stays in Nebraska. With their proceeds, Girl Scouts take part in formative leadership experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), camping and outdoor adventures, community service projects and more.