Girl Scouts’ shortbread cookies have to be my ultimate Weight Watchers weakness. I haven’t had any in years because it’s always hard to find one of those cute faced Brownies or Cadets to sell me a box. However, that’s all about to change. So long waistline.
February 8th marked National Girl Scout Cookie day and the start to the Girl Scout cookie selling season. The Girl Scouts have now gone mobile with a new Cookie Finder app that allows you to find out where a local council is having a sale. If you can’t find a sale through your mobile device, you can enter your contact information to be contacted by someone who will lead you to a Girl Scout — or a cookie professional — as they are also called.
This is a great step for the girls, who historically go door-to-door selling their cookies. Although, there’s an app to find the Scouts, the girls are still expected to go out with cookies in hand to make sales the old fashioned way as they have been doing since 1912.
According to Fox News the Girl Scout app along with all the other social media buzz these troops will be making over the next three months will intertwine the five key skills the organization seeks to build in their troops: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills. The Girl Scouts of the USA hopes scouts will use these skills to build the confidence to become the next business leaders of tomorrow.
As a former lady of the Scout myself, I can clearly see that these are a new age of scouts that just aren’t learning to build fires and braid hair, but are the entrepreneurs, politicians, and corporate executives of the future. They are making their way towards success one box of shortbreads at a time.