True Meaning Of Being A Girl Scout

By Emma Koch

True Meaning Of Being A Girl Scout

February 7, 2013 Updated Feb 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- Friday may be National Girl Scout Cookie Day and many people associate cookies with Girl Scouts, but being a girl scout is about more than just selling cookies.

The main purpose of the $790 million cookie selling program is to teach girls five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics and people skills.

Everyone knows how tasty Girl Scout cookies are, but many customers don’t realize that they’re also helping girls build money management and people skills,” said Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez. “The girl who sells you Thin Mints today may be running a business, reversing the deficit, and improving your community within a matter of years. Just ask our 59 million Girl Scout alumnae, including 70 percent of the women now serving as U.S. senators.

Along with National Girl Scout Cookie day, this weekend the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana and the students of Huntington University will host the My Promise, My Faith event. Girls in grades K-12 can attend the event to learn about Girl Scout Law and how it ties into her faith.

The event will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2-5 p.m. at Huntington University Dining Commons. Dinner will follow for the girls and their caregivers from 5-6 p.m. For more information visit the website.

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