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LETTER: Thanks for buying Girl Scout cookies

LETTER: Thanks for buying Girl Scout cookies

To the editor:

Thank you for saying Yes to Girl Scouts! Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets to Girl Scouts who asked you to buy cookies and support their Cookie Program goals.

Your simple business transaction with a Girl Scout is helping her to build a lifetime of real world skills including money management, decision making, goal setting, business ethics and communications.

All funds earned stay local. Each troop determines how to spend their cookie profits and many will travel and experience camp together. And they’ll be investing in the community. Troops use cookie dollars to complete community service projects like planting gardens. Individually, Girl Scouts decide how to spend their own cookie proceeds. This summer, many Girl Scouts will pay their way to camp using cookie earnings.

Because you said yes, Girl Scouts from throughout the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways sold 1,809,755 boxes of cookies! Thank you for understanding the value of investing in Girl Scouts and knowing your purchase is an investment in a girl’s future. Can a box of cookies change the world? We think so. According to the Girl Scout Alumnae Impact Study, 70 percent of professional women are Girl Scout alums. Girl Scouts matter to our community, our country and indeed the world.

Girl Scouting works because of selfless volunteers. Thank you to the Girl Scout families and volunteers who dedicated countless hours making the Cookie Program an overwhelming success. Together, we will get her there.

Again, thank you for your support. By saying yes to Girl Scout cookies you are giving girls the opportunity to learn, grow and become leaders who can change the world. Because that’s what Girl Scouting is — a place where girls gain courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place.

PAM HYLAND

CEO

GIRL SCOUTS OF NYPENN PATHWAYS, INC.

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