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KIDS + TEENS | Local Girl Scouts Go Bright Ahead with Unique Entrepreneurial Skills

Girl Scouts champion positivity while learning business ethics, people skills, goal setting, decision making, and money management through the organization’s annual Girl Scout Cookie Program.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS – Local Girl Scout entrepreneurs are embracing the theme of Go Bright Ahead, represented by a leaping dolphin, during the organization’s 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program!

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls. Girl Scouts’ newly updated Financial Literacy badges offer entrepreneurial playbooks for every age level. From the Cookie Goal Setter badge earned as a Daisy (grades K–1) to the Entrepreneur Accelerator for girls in high school, the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls financial literacy, planning, budgeting, teamwork, innovative thinking, and confident decision making.

If you know a Girl Scout, ask how you can support them in their own cookie small business! Girl Scouts are currently taking cookie orders in person and can receive cookie orders via their Digital Cookie® websites to personally deliver cookies to their local customers. Beginning February 27, customers can order their favorite cookies for shipment, directly to their front door, including the new Raspberry Rally™ cookie—a thin crispy cookie infused with raspberry flavor and dipped in chocolaty coating!

Raspberry Rally is exclusively offered through digital channels for direct shipment only, enhancing girls’ e-commerce sales and entrepreneurial skills. This latest approach will help to guide the evolution of the cookie program for the digital future.

Raspberry Rally joins the full 2023 cookie lineup which includes refreshing Thin Mints® (vegan!), caramel-y Samoas®, peanut butter-stuffed Tagalongs®, crunchy Do-si-dos®, buttery Trefoils®, sweet S’mores®, toffee-chipped Toffee-tastics® (gluten free, too!), and the caramel and brownie-inspired Adventurefuls™. Cookies are all $5 per package!

Don’t know a Girl Scout? Visit to connect with local cookie entrepreneurs who would love to add you to their customer lists!

During Girl Scout Cookie season, each entrepreneur sets out to sell delicious cookies while also building entrepreneurial and business skills imperative for leadership and future success. All net revenues raised—100 percent of it—stays within the northern Illinois area. Every package of cookies sold provides invaluable experiences for Girl Scouts such as service projects, troop travel, and summer camp for girls across the country!

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Cookie Program

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois uses cookie earnings to power amazing experiences through their programming, while Girl Scouts and their troops decide how to invest in impactful community projects, personal enrichment opportunities, and more. Skills learned through the cookie program also influence later success as data shows more than half (57 percent) of Girl Scout alums in business say the cookie program was beneficial to skills they possess today, such as money management, goal-setting, and public speaking.

2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program Sponsor

Girl Scouts is excited to welcome Planet Oat Oatmilk as a national sponsor of the 2023 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Girl Scouts champion millions of girls as they learn, grow, and thrive through adventure, and Planet Oat Oatmilk is proud to support these efforts as a national sponsor of the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Consumers can learn more about product pairings and how Girl Scouts and Planet Oat are partnering to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Visit to learn more about the partnership.

Join Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts in grades K–12 can start their journey to fun, friendship, and new experiences by joining the world's largest entrepreneurial organization for girls at any point in the year. Girls can join and adults can become volunteers at

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit

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