Teen Vogue has an awesome interview with twenty-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss, who will be walking in countless runway shows at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and also celebrating the first-ever National Girl Scout Cookie Day!
An excerpt of the interview:
What did you learn from being a Girl Scout?
“I learned life lessons that I still use today. There’s a project that I started—Karlies Kookies—and it’s a perfect example of lessons that I learned then. Goal setting, managing money, all of that comes into running a business. When you’re selling cookies as a seven-year-old girl, you learn that in a fun way. I think the same can be said for my sisters, I think that’s why we’re all hard-working girls.”
You’re quite the cookie entrepreneur. Did your history as a Girl Scout have anything to do with that?
“Absolutely. Everybody enjoys a cookie. Everybody is very happy to support Girl Scouts in America. The cookies are delicious, and it’s just a great way to support young girls. For me, the influence that the cookies have had on my own small business is that selling cookies are a great way to give back. I’m using the same concept with FEED. It’s a way for me to continue the lessons that I started in Girl Scouts. I’ve turned it into a real business.”
Time Out New York Kids shares the excitement of National Girl Scout Cookie Day, and the Girl Scout Cookie Day truck where New Yorkers can go for a free sampling and the opportunity to stock up on their favorite varieties there, or via the cookie finder online.
Girl Scouts of the USA, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square yesterday to promote the upcoming National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Girl Scouts of the USA has declared February 8, 2013 National Girl Scout Cookie Day to celebrate the world’s largest girl-run business and the real purpose of the $790 million cookie program: to teach girls five essential skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills. In honor of the occasion, Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, rang the Closing Bell.
Colorado’s CBS4 reports that the Girl Scouts will be celebrating the sweetest time of year as National Girl Scout Cookie Day is almost here. Amanda Kalina and Girl Scout Ashley stopped by CBS4 studios to talk about National Girl Scout Cookie Day, which isn’t just about sellingcookies — it’s also supposed to teach something as well.
Alabama’s Shelby County Reporter carries the message that on National Girl Scout Cookie Day, girls will ask cookie fans everywhere to buy more boxes in honor of the real purpose of the $790-million cookie program, which is to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.
“When it comes to skill building, statistics show the Girl Scout Cookie Program works,” said Trish Coghlan, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, which includes Shelby County. “According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, 85 percent of Girl Scout ‘cookie entrepreneurs’ learn money management by developing budgets, taking cookie orders and handling customers’ money. Eighty-three percent build business ethics; 80 percent learn goal setting; 77 percent improve decision making; and 75 percent develop people skills.”
Olivia Ottenfeld, a Girl Scout from Chicago, Illinois, has a column in HUFFPOST TEEN titled, The Impact of Selling Girl Scout Cookies. “You could say that Girl Scouts is grooming me for my future,” says Ottenfeld. “I’ve been a Girl Scout for 10 years, and during this time I have met several older former Girl Scouts who all say their success was greatly due to their Girl Scout background and experiences.”
“By selling cookies, I have been able to work on my decision-making skills, which definitely were not the best (and are still a work in progress),”continues Ottenfeld. “Plus, my people skills have gotten a lot better. Nowadays, I feel as though I can approach anyone and ask if they are interested in buying cookies. That’s the thing: the Girl Scout Cookie Program is not really about the cookies, but about all of the life skills girls learn as part of the program. Many people don’t really understand that. That’s why we’re launching National Girl Scout Cookie Day on February 8.” Read the whole piece here!
Also, check out this awesome video for National Girl Scout Cookie Day