CHERRY HILL, NJ— Girl Scouts in central and southern NJ and nationwide will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2019, celebrating the impactful entrepreneurial program that has sparked the success of millions of women. The Girl Scout Cookie Program®, the largest annual investment in girls in the United States, powers amazing experiences for girls as they learn invaluable entrepreneurial skills and make the world a better place.
 
At a time of year when many Girl Scouts across the United States are selling Girl Scout Cookies®, National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, which is an annual event, encourages consumers to support the female leaders and change-makers of today and tomorrow. While just 17 percent of startups are founded by women, the cookie program equips girls with the skills and attributes they need, such as persistence, confidence, and healthy risk-taking, to become business founders and leaders in the future. 
 
All of the proceeds fund troop projects and experiences, as well as important programming at the local level, such as outdoor adventure and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). And many Girl Scouts invest their earnings back into their communities, which means that consumers are not just purchasing delicious cookies—they’re also supporting the betterment of their communities and a bright future for girls. Girl Scouts in central and southern New Jersey have donated proceeds to various animal and human services organizations and used cookie proceeds to fund community service projects.
 
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“The Girl Scout Cookie Sale is an exciting time in central and southern New Jersey,” stated Ginny Marino, Chief Executive Officer. “Girls set goals, market to customers, and have fun, all while showing the world their entrepreneurial spirit as key members of the world’s largest girl-led business.” 

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend offers enterprising girls a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and door-to-door sales as well as through the Digital Cookie® platform, an innovative and educational web-based addition to the cookie program that helps girls run their cookie businesses online. Now in its fifth year, Digital Cookie continues to keep Girl Scout programming current and relevant to today’s girls.
Throughout this year’s cookie weekend and for the duration of the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season, eager customers will be able to get their hands on their favorite Girl Scout treats, including Thin Mints® and Caramel deLites® varieties, as well as the new Caramel Chocolate Chip cookie, which is a gluten-free offering with limited availability.
 
Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. 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.
 

About Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey
The Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey is the premier leadership organization for girls, serving over 18,000 girls in 9 counties throughout central and southern New Jersey. Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership by empowering girls to take on challenges, discover their passions, take action in their communities, and engage in relevant experiences that build life-long skills. We believe that providing an all-girl, girl-led space builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. To join, volunteer, or learn more, visit the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ at www.gscsnj.org or call us at (856) 795-1560.