Posted: Feb 5, 2013 at 3:54 PM [Feb 5, 2013]
YPSILANTI – A new century, a new look for the boxes that
contain your favorite Girl Scout cookies.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is among councils nationwide
which have designated February 8 as
National Girl Scout Cookie Day.
Karen Micklatcher, Chief Development Officer for GSHOM,
said events and activities on February 8
will focus on showcasing the new look in addition to increasing the awareness
of what the Cookie Program does for the girls and their communities.
“Many people who buy Girl Scout cookies don’t realize the
important life lessons they are supporting for our girls,” Micklatcher
said. “Our Cookie Program was
intentionally developed to teach girls five skills: goal setting; decision
making; money management; people skills; and business ethics. Many of our alumnae who pursued careers in
sales have told us that these five skills positioned them well for their chosen
The Cookie Program is the largest business program for girls
with troops earning proceeds to help them fund troop activities, such as camp,
and community service projects in their communities and their Gold Award
projects. GSHOM proceeds help to provide
programming for girls, adult training and the maintenance of GSHOM camps and service centers
Micklatcher said she encourages customers to engage the
girls in conversations, just as they would with any other salesperson.
“We want the Cookie Program to be a really good learning
opportunity for the girls,” Micklatcher said.
“This is very much in line with our mission to prepare girls for future
leadership positions in their chosen career path. Everything we do supports that mission.”
For information about the Cookie Program or to order your
favorite cookies get in touch with GSHOM at www.gshom.org
or (800) 497-2688.