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GIRL SCOUTS LEARN LIFELONG SKILLS FROM COOKIE SALES

By Meg Elwood
Feb. 23, 2016

STATESBORO - The Girl Scouts teamed up with the sisters of Kappa Delta to expand their cookie sales territory in Georgia Southern University and learn about responsibility.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Inglesby, vice president of community service for Kappa Delta, said the main reason they bring the scouts to campus is to promote confidence. When the sisters work together with the scouts, they show the girls how to sell a product and become part of a functioning society.

 

The business and social skills the girl scouts gain from working with the sisters of Kappa Delta are kept throughout their lives. Tiffany Connolly, a professional girlscout and membership director for the Girl Scouts of South Georgia, said that growing up as a girl scout was a both a wonderful and important experience, Inglesby agreed.

 

“Selling cookies teaches the girls great business skills. They learn about being ethical, counting change and money. They also learn about goal setting, each girl has a personal goal along with our troop goal and they learn about customer service,” Connolly said.

 

Her experience is carried on by her 9-year-old daughter, Anna Connolly, who’s favorite part of being a girl scout is selling cookies. She has a personal goal to sell 300 boxes of cookies to help her troop win a prize.

Katlyn Sulliuan (left) and Anna Connolly (right) playfully advertising their Girl Scout cookie sale near the Russell Union. Photo by Meg Elwood.

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Callie Barger (left) and Connolly (right) taking a break from cookie sales to be kids by wandering around a lamp post. Photo by Meg Elwood.

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Stacks of cookie boxes were piled high at the beginning of the day. "Skills" and "confidence" being the two describing words of the entire event. Photo by Montavious Delaney.

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Katlyn Sulliuan (left) and Anna Connolly (right) playfully advertising their Girl Scout cookie sale near the Russell Union. Photo by Meg Elwood.

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“The money raised for cookies helps the local troop. Our troop, a brownie troop, is raising money to do a camping trip in June and we also plan to spend a whole day in Savannah experiencing the girl scout history,” Tiffany Connolly said.


The funds raised on campus allow the girls to visit the Juliette Gordon Low birthplace, home of the first Girl Scout Headquarters, as well as go on a trolley and dolphin tour. To support the girls in meeting their goals, find cookies at a location near you

 

Sources:

Sarah Elizabeth Inglesby - si00438@georgiasouthern.edu

Tiffany Connolly - (912) 988-8650

Anna Connolly - Contact mother (above)

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