Pittsburgh (February 21, 2018)—Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) celebrates National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2018, February 23-25, by kicking off cookie booth sales throughout western Pennsylvania. This celebration rings in a new century of fun, learning, and excitement that selling cookies has powered for girls over the past 101 years.
One hundred percent of the net revenue girls raise through cookie sales stays local to fund Girl Scout council and troop programs and community projects, so customers who purchase cookies are making an important investment in their community and supporting fun, formative leadership experiences for girls. Fuel amazing adventures for girls like the second graders from Allegheny County Troop 27115 who will be canoeing in Presque Isle bay with their mothers and grandmothers as part of their camping trip at GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge.
Girl Scout Cookie season is just one part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, where each amazing young G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ not only sells delicious cookies but also builds life skills, such as goal setting, people skills, and business ethics—all essential to 21st century leadership.
To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices. The Girl Scout Cookie Program and booth sale season will end on Sunday, March 18.
About Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The 2.8-million-member organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American of international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, call 800-248-3355, or visit gswpa.org.