1. Use the template below
2. Email members of the media AND copy firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Mention both "National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend" and "Girl Scouts of North East Ohio" in the press release
Volunteer Journalists may send a draft of the press release to email@example.com to check for accuracy
Cookie Totes will be available for pickup in the Service Center offices after National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend.
This opportunity is available now through February 9, 2014.
Title: Volunteer Journalist xxx.xxx.xxxx email address
Girl Scouts of the USA declares February 7-9, 2014 “National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend”
Your city, OH: America loves Girl Scout Cookies! Cookie season is something we all look forward to with anticipation, so it only makes sense to declare it a National Holiday! Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) began pre-order sales in January, which will continue until the Girl Scout Cookies arrive by the truckload in March. Each year, more than 20 thousand girls throughout northeast Ohio participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, learning five essential skills: Goal setting, decision making, people skills, money management, and business ethics.
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Include a five-digit troop number
Topics: How the 5 skills relate to you; cookie goals; Operation: Sweet Appreciation or other Gifts of Caring service projects; sales techniques, how your troop uses the profits to make the world a better place or fund troop activities etc.
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If you love Girl Scout Cookies, we encourage you to join the virtual party on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #OneMoreBite @GSNEO to share YOUR favorite Girl Scout Cookie variety.
This year, GSNEO is offering eight cookie varieties during the pre-sale period: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalons, Samoas, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, Dulce de Leche, and Thank U Berry Munch. Cookie Booth sales at grocery stores, malls and other public sites begin March 14. The sale ends March 30, 2014.
To be connected to a troop selling Girl Scout Cookies in your neighborhood, call 1-888-9-Thin Mint.
Council media contact: Kim Graves, Communications Manager, 330-983-0376 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio connects girls to a world of possibilities in a positive ad inclusive, girl-led environment. Girls are inspired to discover their passions and empowered to reach their full potential through a proven leadership development program. GSNEO serves 35,000 girls and 14,000 adult volunteer members throughout an 18-county region including Medina, Portage, and Summit counties; Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties; Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties; Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties; Erie, Huron, Lorain, Sandusky and Seneca counties.
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has provided more than 50 million girls with time-honored programs that engage them with their communities; enhance self-esteem; increase financial literacy and interest in math, science and technology; encourage good health and nutrition and build leadership skills necessary for them to move confidently into their futures. Today, Girl Scouts is the #1 girl organization in the world, with 3.7 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kim Graves, Communications Manager
Macedonia, OH – Beginning January 6, 2014 Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) is continuing the nearly 100- year tradition of the Girl Scout Cookie sale. The 2014 lineup includes favorites, such as Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, and Savannah Smiles. The cookie program activity is the nation’s largest girl-led business and the leading financial literacy program for girls. Designed for girls in grades K-12, it is a key element of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
The sale begins with girls taking orders from families, friends and neighbors at their homes and offices. For those who miss out on the in-person sales, they can still find their favorite cookies being sold at booth sales beginning March 14, 2014 where troops will set up in front of local businesses and shopping centers across the area. A cookie booth locator app can be downloaded for the iPhone and Android devices by texting **GSCookies. The sale ends on March 30, 2014.
Cookies cost $4 per package and the proceeds stay right here in northeast Ohio to benefit girls and the very communities where Girl Scouts live. Last year, cookie customers who donated their purchase to the GSNEO Gift of Caring project – Operation: Sweet Appreciation – sent 37,525 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to members of the military serving overseas.
Since 1917, the Girl Scout cookie activity has been an annual event that has helped girls develop five important leadership skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics, which they will use throughout their lives. The entire troop sets a goal and follows a plan leading toward that goal. Girl Scout troops use funds from the cookie activity to fund service projects in their communities or to plan for an exciting trip. Many successful businesswomen have credited their achievements to the Girl Scout cookie program.
For more information, visit www.gsneo.org/cookies or call 1-888-9-Thin Mint to be connected to a Girl Scout troop selling cookies in your neighborhood.
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