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Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with Girl Scouts of WNY and BraidBabes


Fri, Feb 16th 2024 11:35 am

Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) announced a special event in collaboration with BraidBabes to celebrate the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend (Feb. 16-18). Organizers said, “Join us for a unique experience featuring Girl Scout cookie-inspired braids, tasty treats and exclusive merchandise.”

From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Walden Galleria Mall, BraidBabes will have a pay-per-braid bar, allowing attendees to choose from a variety of braids priced between $15 and $30. A press release stated, “The talented staff at BraidBabes will transform your hair into delectable designs inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies.

“In addition to the fabulous braids, indulge in the delightful flavors of Girl Scout cookies while learning about day and overnight camps. Get creative and craft your very own Girl Scout friendship bracelet. Don't miss the chance to shop for exclusive Girl Scout cookie-inspired merchandise at our pop-up Girl Scout Shop – a perfect blend of style and Girl Scout spirit. Visit www.gswny.org/braidbabes.”

The press release added, “This year's Cookie Season brings not only the delight of classic treats like Thin Mints, Adventurefuls, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Lemonades, Toast-Yays and Trefoils, but also an opportunity to contribute to the development of essential leadership skills. Over the next few months, Girl Scouts undergo a transformative journey, learning five skills crucial to leadership, success and life.”

That includes:

√ Goal setting: Girl Scouts learn how to set goals and create a plan to reach them.

√ Decision-making: Girl Scouts learn to make decisions on their own and as a team.

√ Money management: Girl Scouts learn how to create a budget and handle money.

√ People skills: Girl Scouts find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions.

√ Business ethics: Girl Scouts learn to act ethically, both in business and in life.

All cookie varieties will be priced at $6 per package, with 100% of all proceeds staying local within Girl Scouts of Western New York.

How to Purchase Girl Scout Cookies This Year

√ If you know a registered Girl Scout, reach out to her to find out how you can purchase cookies.

√ Don't know a local Girl Scout? Visit www.gswny.org/findcookies.

√ You can also text COOKIES to 59618 to be among the first to receive information about Girl Scout Cookies and to find out about other Girl Scout news. Visit https://bit.ly/3E7ViYa for terms and conditions. Visit https://bit.ly/3Fajz0V for the SMS privacy policy.

√ Beginning Feb. 17, enter your ZIP code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder at www.gswny.org/findcookies to find a booth near you, to purchase cookies from a local Girl Scout troop for delivery, or to donate cookies to local organizations.

Visit www.gswny.org/findcookies for more information.

Cookie Share Program

Through the Cookie Share Program, Girl Scouts offer their customers an opportunity to give back and purchase cookies to be donated to the local military, first responders and veterans.

Customers can donate to Cookie Share on a girl’s order form or her online store link.

Both the Girl Scout and her troop will receive credit for every box donated to Cookie Share. Proceeds fund troop trips, programs and uniforms.

More About Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts of Western New York serves girls and adult volunteers across the GSWNY jurisdiction, including Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. The council’s administrative service centers are located in Buffalo, Jamestown, Lockport, Niagara Falls and Rochester.

To volunteer, reconnect, donate or join, visit www.gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410.

About BraidBabes

BraidBabes is a premier hair braiding service committed to creating unique and trendy hairstyles for all occasions. Visit www.braidbabes.com for more information.

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