100% of Proceeds benefit local Girl Scout troops Feb. 11 – Feb. 28
LAS VEGAS (February 11, 2021) Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) kicks off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season today, during a time when many Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant, and contact-free ways to keep themselves and their customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the iconic Girl Scout cookies will be sold at all 66 Green Valley Grocery locations across Southern Nevada Feb. 11 – Feb. 28.
“We are proud to provide assistance and a platform to aid the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada in a time when challenges prevent them from executing their legacy fundraising initiative and time-honored tradition of selling cookies every year,” shares Jessica Catanzaro, Director of Purchasing at Green Valley Grocery. “We recognize the value of the Girl Scouts program here in Southern Nevada and consider it an honor to partner with the organization to help raise funds and provide opportunities for the Scouts to earn badges through this collaboration while learning important life skills. Green Valley Grocery shares the Girl Scouts’ vision in championing all girls to make the world a better place.”
Southern Nevadans can purchase their favorite cookies at all Green Valley Grocery locations. Staying consistent with pricing from 2020, Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, and Savannah Smiles can be purchased for $5 a box. The two specialty flavors Girl Scout S’mores and Toffee-tastics for $6 a box. 100% of the proceeds from each sale will benefit local Girl Scout troops while providing an innovative way to safely run the Girl Scout cookie program.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power girl-led experiences for themselves and their troop. In lieu of in-person booths, local troops will sign up for contactless “shifts” earning proceeds from the cookies sold during that period. Girl Scout troops will learn about goal setting, money management, and customer service and complete steps towards earning the Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin.
“Our partnership with Green Valley Grocery will allow us to safely navigate the cookie program while driving consumers to a family and locally owned business,” said Kimberly Trueba, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. “Thanks to the innovative thinking of the Crawford family, thousands of Girl Scouts will be able to virtually participate in the 2021 Girl Scout cookie program while learning 21st century entrepreneurial skills.”
The sale of cookies as a means to finance troop activities began in 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in the United States. All proceeds raised during cookie season stays in Southern Nevada and helps Girl Scouts attend camp, fund trips, and complete service projects. The ultimate goal of cookie season is to help fund troop activities and to teach Girl Scouts about the importance of financial literacy.
For more information or to purchase cookies, please call 702-385-3677, or visit girlscoutsnv.org.
About Green Valley Grocery:
Green Valley Grocery is a local, family-owned and operated convenience business founded in 1978 by Rick Crawford with the goal of serving the surrounding community in the best ways possible. Over forty years later, he and the family have remained true to the promise of fast, convenient and friendly service while never forgetting their local roots as they continue to support the wonderful population of Southern Nevada. With 66 stores across Southern Nevada, at Green Valley Grocery, we love serving and engaging with our Southern Nevada communities by way of quality customer service, friendly smiles, top–notch fuel service and all of the great food, drink and snack brands you’ve come to expect from your neighborhood convenience store.
About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada:
Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEAM Education, Outdoor Experiences, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border).
Social Media Links:
Facebook: @GirlScoutsNV / @GreenValleyGrocery
Twitter: @GirlScoutsNV / @GreenValleyGrocery
Instagram: @GirlScoutsNV / @GVgrocery
LinkedIn: @GirlScoutsNV / @GreenValleyGrocery
Chief Communications Officer
Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Michele Madole on behalf of Green Valley Grocery