Local Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Council troops covering 24 counties in New York and two in northern Pennsylvania sold 1,437,162 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2022 season. their program in another “not-so-normal” year of the council’s biggest annual fundraiser.
The 2022 program started on January 11. Regional goals were again adjusted due to the ongoing pandemic for a third cookie season. Girl Scout councils across the country have also faced unexpected global supply chain issues impacting the production, shipping and delivery of cookies. The council extended its end-of-season date from late March to mid-April to give girls more time to reschedule booths hit by supply issues. According to officials, all GSNYPENN Girl Scouts once again had the option of participating in the program however they felt most comfortable – online, in person, or a combination of the two.
“The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps local troops raise crucial funds used to further enhance their Girl Scout leadership experience,” says Julie Dale, CEO of GSNYPENN. “Our girls have achieved their cookie program goals despite challenges beyond their control and those created by the pandemic. Their success is a testament to their entrepreneurial and leadership skills, as well as the continued support of their families, friends and communities. »
Through the cookie program, the girls develop skills in financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership through setting goals, making decisions, managing money, and more. Funds raised stay local to support Girl Scout experiences like community service, summer camp, outdoor adventures, travel, badge work, highest rewards, and more.
Some 25,867 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were purchased by local customers as part of the GSNYPENN Council’s annual Sweet Support Gift of Caring service project, which helps troops give back to others while supporting their program goals. The donated cookies are currently being offered to local schools/educators and Meals on Wheels programs in the council’s 26-county service area, according to an announcement from GSNYPENN.
The ongoing pandemic has disrupted the education system and had a huge impact on teachers, administrators and staff who are struggling to ensure continuity under difficult conditions. Meals on Wheels has seen an increase in community members requesting services due to the pandemic. The network supports community programs across the country dedicated to addressing isolation and hunger among older adults. “Girl Scout cookies purchased for donation during the 2022 season provide a unique way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of our local educators and serve as a special treat for Meals on Wheels recipients across our municipal footprint. said Dale.