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Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council Launches 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Season with New Cookie and New Packaging

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(Charlotte, NC) — January 7, 2020 — Today, Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council (GSHNC) launches the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie season, when Girl Scouts in the greater Charlotte area become entrepreneurs to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures. This season, GSHNC announces two sweet new ways to celebrate young female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls, and a new lemon cookie.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program® teaches girls about entrepreneurship as they have fun learning essential skills like money management, public speaking, and decision making, which set them up for a lifetime of success. Nine in ten Girl Scouts say the cookie program has built their entrepreneurship skills and their interest in pursuing entrepreneurship as a career path—so every cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow. What’s more, proceeds from each and every purchase stay local to power amazing experiences and leadership opportunities for our hometown Girl Scouts.

“Through the Cookie Program, our Girl Scouts are acquiring life and business lessons which are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future,” said Angela Woods, CEO of Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council.  “And as our community enjoys the cookies, our girls benefit from the proceeds that stay here locally at GSHNC to fuel our mission, girl programs and troop experiences.” 

The new Girl Scout Cookie is Lemon-Ups, a crispy lemon cookie baked with messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs. “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are among the eight phrases that bring the experience of Girl Scouting to life. The new cookie joins the national 2020 lineup, which also includes favorites such as Thin Mints®, Samoas®, and Trefoils®. Lemon-Ups are available in Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York (S.C.) counties.

Girl Scout’s refreshed cookie packaging (with the same great taste!) continues to emphasize what the cookie program is all about, and the updated images feature current Girl Scouts taking part in a diverse range of experiences available to members—from adventure-packed camping and canoeing, to exploring space, science, and designing robots, to taking action to improve their communities. Every purchase of Girl Scout Cookies makes experiences like these possible for girls in the local community.

Girl Scout Cookies can only be purchased from a registered Girl Scout. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @GSHNC and Pinterest.

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