MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) -The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama officially kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Season with a “cookie drive-through.”
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s largest girl-led business. It’s also the leading financial literacy program for girls. Through selling cookies, girls learn essential skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
“The cookie program also funds their community service projects, like when they’re feeding the homeless or helping out at the humane shelter,” said Meghan Cochrane, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program powers Take-Action projects that benefit the local community, girl programs, which include science, technology, engineering, and math activities, and educational trips that the troops take together.
The Girl Scouts have even put some safety measures in place to account for the pandemic. Troops are encouraging touchless payment methods throughout cookie season, they will be cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and washing or sanitizing their hands often, and all Girl Scouts will be wearing face coverings whenever they are selling cookies!
Girl Scout cookies are $4 a box.