Girl Scouts of Connecticut is more than 23,000 members strong with troops in the majority of communities across the state. The organization recently launched a girl-led entrepreneurial Girl Scout Cookie Program designed to develop the next generation of female business leaders. The five fundamentals of the cookie program are goal setting, decision making, business ethics, people skills, and money management.

Girls learn to work as a team to accomplish goals while building confidence in their individual abilities. All proceeds from Girl Scout Cookie sales stay local to help fund life-changing, girl-led programs, experiences, and learning all year long.

“It’s not surprising that 80% of female entrepreneurs were once Girl Scouts,” said Diana Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “Having the opportunity to run their very own cookie business gives them essential tools to achieve their dreams today and in the future.”

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