Jan 13, 2010

The power of the Girl Scout cookie

Buying Girl Scout cookies may not help your ultimate weight loss goal, but it does helps young girls reach their goals.

Nearly three years ago my troop made a goal to raise enough money through the sales of girl scout cookies to pay for the entire troop plus, two adults, to attend a weekend long horse back riding camp.

They each had a personal goal of selling 300 boxes in two years to cover the cost of the camp. Most of the girls reached their goal in the first year and the rest reached it the second year.

Well, we "finally" went to that camp this past weekend and I have to say that it was the best $2035.00 our troop has ever spent.

Being a horse back riding camp they did a lot of......horseback riding.

They also got to learn how to do vaulting on the back of a rather ginormous horse.

We all tried our hand at archery.

And took care of a lot of different farm animals. Which is a rare treat for these city girls.

So the next time you think of ignoring that cute little girl asking you to buy an over priced box of substandard cookies, remember.....not only will your $4.00 go towards supporting a great organization, but it will also help support the GOALS that the girls are striving to reach.

Happy Wordful Wednesday!



PS: The girls also raise money to do things for others. Like the Valentines treats we create each year for the Senior Citizen home or cooking dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald house.

26 comments:

dragonfly said...

Some of the girl scout camping trips we went on taught me skills I will have with me forever...

Some of the cookies are also so yummy! I always buy the peanut ones!!

I'm glad you had fun at camp, I hope you can save enough for another this year!
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Kiki said...

beautiful pictures. what a special day for the troop. i never got to experience anything like that when i was a GS. i do have fond memories of times spent at GS camp. thanks for sharing and take care.

Genny said...

How very cool, Michelle. This camp looks like a lot of fun, and those hills in the background are gorgeous!

Susie said...

Well said! I plan on writing a similiar post on Friday to push those girl scout sales. You might want to stop by because I have a cake that I made with Thin Mints.

Pam said...

I used to love going to girl scout camp. Plus, those cookies are always tasty!
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Emmy said...

Now that looks like a fun camp!

And great pictures. I was in girl scouts for one year. I enjoyed it, but just didn't go any longer.. not sure why.

sheila said...

SPECTACULAR! I enjoyed this post most of all today! Every girl loves horse camp! Lovely shots!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Wow that looks like so much fun. And let me just say, I never say no to a box of Girl Scout Cookies! I buy at least one box every time they ask me. :)

Stopping by from Seven Clown Circus, if you have a chance, stop by my WW post and say hi!

Whimsical Creations said...

How fun!! I love buying girl scout cookies. My mom was a troop leader & a division chairman when I was young. I had so much fun being a girl scout.

jayaycee said...

Great post! That looks like so much fun. My next door neighbor is a Girl Scout and I have a standing order with her. Bless all the Girl Scouts!

Karen said...

that looks like so much fun! Your boxes cost $4? They are only 3.50 here. Nat has some selling to do, she has only sold 27 so far!

mtnyoung said...

I always buy from any Girl Scout who asks me. I remember one year my mom was Cookie Chairman, and our entire garage was filled to the rafters.

PS - isn't that the same horse you rode at Greenhorn?

Jenners said...

You don't need to tell me twice. I love Girl Scout cookies ... but this helps to justify more boxes to Mr. Jenners.

The camp looks like so much fun! Best use of cookies ever!

blueviolet said...

What a fantastic experience!!! Once-in-a-lifetime!

Casey's trio said...

I bet this trip was even more special since they helpede to earn their way to go. Must be fun to chaperone all those city girls too ;)

Alicia said...

So, that's where the money goes!! LOL!! Just kidding.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE girl scout cookies, and I will remember this post next time we buy some!!

Great pictures, Michelle!! She looks like she is having so much fun.

4thelove! said...

oh my gosh! that horse is HUGE! What a great weekend!

Muthering Heights said...

That sounds like such a great camp!!

BoufMom9 said...

OH! I just LOVED doing girl scouts with my daughters! I miss it! (their troop disbanded when they hit highschool...)
What wonderful photos and a great learning experience. All of it :)

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Wow that looks awesome!

i bet the girls had a blast.

angie said...

Wow. Such a wonderful experience for them. My bff in HS used to vault.

Wish my girls were old enough and near enough to be in your troop! :)

Shannon said...

I bet that was the BEST weekend for the girls!

And you, too ;)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Money well spent, Michelle. What a fantastic goal, especially since you reached it. And what a fabulous lesson! I bet this is something the girls will remember all their lives.

kanishk said...

Some of the cookies are also so yummy! I always buy the peanut ones!!


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CC said...

love those action shots!

cat said...

Oh wow, that looks stunning. I am having issues returning to riding after a huge fall 2 weeks ago.Ugh!

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