Everyone knows about our world-famous Girl Scout Cookies. Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches and the rest of the popular line-up have been around for more than 100 years. Just the mention of Girl Scout Cookies takes people back to their childhood and the fondest memories of selling door-to-door, or simply eating the mouth-watering treats.
However, many people don’t know that the Girl Scouts have a lesser-known program that comes around every fall in Nebraska. That’s right, while the cookies are still awaiting their turn in the bakery oven, Girl Scouts are selling nuts and chocolates to earn funds to get their year off to a great start.
From now through November 12, thousands of Girl Scouts will reach out to their friends, family and neighbors to offer these “treats of a different variety.” In addition to nuts and chocolate, customers may also purchase magazine subscriptions and keepsake items. And, just like the Cookie Program, girls gain exposure to essential lessons about goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
So, when your doorbell rings and you hear, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Nuts and Candy?” It’s not a hoax. Make a purchase, and remember that by doing so, you’re supporting girls AND your contribution goes a long way toward making your community a better place.