Every Cookie Has a Mission: To Help Girls Do Great Things
Order Taking for Girl Scout Cookies Begins New Year’s Day
Local Girl Scouts begin taking orders for America’s much-anticipated sweet treats on January 1, 2012 and this year’s cookie season has historic significance.
Local Girl Scouts Featured on Savannah Smiles
For the first-time in history, Girl Scouts from San Antonio are pictured on the iconic packaging of Girl Scout cookies. Members of Troop 7775 from Northside ISD’s Linton Elementary were photographed in Market Square and are featured on the box of this year’s new cookie, Savannah Smiles. The lemon cookie is a tribute to Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary and the city where the organization was founded in 1912.
This will be the ONLY year Girl Scouts from San Antonio will appear on more than 8 million boxes of Savannah Smiles nationwide. Five foot replicas of the cookie boxes were unveiled at a special event attended by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte and Mayor Julian Castro earlier this year.
2012 Honorary CEO – Janie M. Gonzalez
To benefit the girls participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, each year’s sale has a programmatic theme. This year’s theme asks, “What can a cookie do?” and answers, “More than you see,” telling the world that a Girl Scout cookie can help girls dream more. Have more opportunities. Give more to their communities and do more than they ever thought possible.
Serving as the regional council’s Honorary CEO – or Cookie Entrepreneur Officer – for the 2012 Girl Scout Cookie Program is Girl Scout alumna, Janie M. Gonzalez (Chief Executive Officer, Webhead). Ms. Gonzalez will lead thousands of girls as they learn essential skills and become young entrepreneurs and social innovators through the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
A nationally recognized industry leader in Internet operations and technologies for new industries, Ms. Gonzalez leads a team of cyber warriors contributing to the federal government’s national defense efforts. She is the recipient of the E-Myth Entrepreneur of the Year, Compass Bank Latina Business Excellence Award, Accion Texas Microlender Entrepreneur of the Year, San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 under 40” Rising Star and National Association of Women Business Owners Visionary Award.
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead, inspire, and catapult a diverse group of girls and young women in San Antonio and the surrounding areas, applying technology, innovation, and tools to a well established program,” says Janie M. Gonzalez about being named as the 2012 Honorary CEO for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
Girl Scout Cookie Program – Dates & Details
Order taking for Girl Scout cookies begins January 1, so keep an eye out for girls selling door to door, visiting the workplace or sending an email asking for a “promise” to purchase Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scouts will continue their sales beginning the first week of February in front of neighborhood stores. Offering eight varieties, each box of Girl Scout cookies is priced at $3.50.
No university has produced as many female business leaders as the Girl Scout Cookie Program. The program has helped girls grow into leaders by developing five essential skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. These skills allow girls to acquire the talent and resources to make the world a better place.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only helps girls fulfill their goals, but also helps communities grow. All proceeds from selling Girl Scout cookies stay within the region to provide direct services to girls and adult volunteers and girls get to decide where the money goes. Your purchase of Girl Scout cookies helps girls do great things, such as pay for a fresh change of clothes for an abused victim or cheer up a soldier far from home.
• View the “What can a cookie do?” Video
• Find Girl Scout cookies on your mobile phone.
Download the free app on iTunes, Android Marketplace or
• View Troop 1123 Taking Action to Help at Haven for Hope
• View Video of a Parent from Troop 7775 Discuss Value of Cookie Program