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2023 Cookie Program starts Feb. 11

When you’re a Girl Scout and participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it's like running your own business! You'll learn leadership skills that you can use now and throughout your life, including goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

As part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program, your troop will earn money to help pay for activities, outings, and more. Plus, individual girls can spend their Cookie Dough at a GSSJC shop or to attend fun activities like overnight camping. 

Ask your troop leader about when your troop will start preparing for the Cookie sale so you can join the fun. If you are not a Girl Scout, sign up now! It's not too late to join a troop, make new friends, and introduce  customers to the best cookies in the world! 

Black History Month begins Feb. 1

Black History Month is a time to learn, commemorate, and celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of Black Americans. In Girl Scouts, we are committed to being a place where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are ever-present.

"Today's need for greater racial equity and inclusion requires kids to be exposed to diversity at a young age. To uplift all voices that have had an impact on our country, it is critical that Black history is studied and celebrated—not just in February, but throughout the entire year. African American history is American history, and when kids understand the fuller picture of history, it will also help them understand the fuller picture of today."  - Parents.com

Why is Black History Month celebrated in February?

Two prominent leaders who played an important part in U.S. Black History have birthdays in February: President Abraham Lincoln, (Feb.12) who fought against slavery in the Civil War, and African American abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass (Feb. 14).

Look for local Black History month events and activities for you and your troop in the February Golden Scoop and Troop Scoop.

Celebrate Black history and culture by reading these books that are written for youth:

A is for All the Things You Are by Anna Forgerson Hindley

A Child's Introduction to African American History by Jabari Asim

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano Ph.D.

Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A. (People and Events in History) by Arlisha Norwood

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day us!

Share the sweetness of Girl Scouts with customizable Girl Scout Valentine’s Day cards. Just download, print, and cut your cards! 

Download traditional card

Download s'mores card

 

Winter Information Sessions are happening now

If your girl wants to make new friends and have exciting experiences, then now is the time to sign up for Girl Scouts! We're hosting information sessions so you and your girl can learn more about Girl Scouts before you register.

Session will be held at neighborhood schools or viturally. Find a session near you right now. 

Attend an information session at a neighborhood school or virtually to learn about the benefits not only for your child but also for adult volunteers.  You can an informational session near you here.

 

New Member Meetings

Have you joined Girl Scouts and are waiting for your child's placement in a troop? Join us for New Member meetings while you’re waiting! These optional meetings are held virtually twice a month to give your child an opportunity to participate in Girl Scout activities as she waits for her troop to start. These one-hour meetings are a great introduction to Girl Scout activities and traditions.