Letter to the Editor

January 24, 2014

Dear Editor:

When it comes to seeing Girl Scouts strive for and achieve their goals, there’s no greater time of year than Girl Scout Cookie Season, which runs from now through April 6th.

Girls from our 30-county region have been busy writing their cookie business plans and setting their goals for several months. We can’t wait to see them out in the community showcasing their skills through this extremely entrepreneurial program!

It is also important to share thanks for community members, like you, who understand that buying cookies is more than just a transaction. The Cookie Program helps our girls grasp five essential skills — goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Skills they will need to be successful as adults!

The Cookie Program also gives our girls the opportunity to earn money for program activities, camping, the purchase and maintenance of supplies, facilities upkeep for our membership and community, as well as financial assistance and other special opportunities for our girls.

As we launch into this exciting new cookie season, we thank YOU for supporting your local Girl Scouts as they develop into tomorrow’s leaders. Your investment today helps us continue to deliver the best leadership experiences for our girls and make good on our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Tammy H. Wharton, CEO

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland