Girl Scout Cookies drive again was a success

To the editor:

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio would like to thank all of those who purchased Girl Scout Cookies this year, as well as our retail partners who hosted cookie booths outside their storefronts.

It’s amazing what a huge impact a box of Girl Scout Cookies can have. Columbiana County is all the better for it!

By participating in the largest girl-led business program in the world, Girl Scouts develop valuable skills, including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

They discover their inner leadership potential as well as use their earnings to fund troop projects and important programming at the local level, such as travel, outdoor adventure, and STEM activities.

Many girls put their earnings toward community projects, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local officials and state legislators to change laws.

When consumers purchase cookies from a Girl Scout, they’re giving back to their community.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is also proud to announce that Operation Sweet Appreciation, a cookie donation program to our military members overseas, received 53,526 donated boxes of cookies! Thank you to all who donated.

Though the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie Program has officially ended, the benefits to both the girls and the community will continue for years to come. Thank you for helping us build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place!

Laura Watson Schultz,

Chair, Board of Directors,

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio