Program Helps Girl Scouts Learn And Earn

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A program helps Girl Scouts work towards becoming the businesswomen of tomorrow.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) are businesswomen in the making as they practice fundamental business skills during the annual Mags&Munchies program, running now until Oct. 24. The Mags&Munchies program presents the opportunity for girls to learn goal setting, money management, business ethics, decision making and people skills—all while they earn funds for their troop.

“Mags&Munchies is a fantastic opportunity to teach girls life skills while they have fun earning patches and helping their troop earn start-up money for the fall,” said Deborah Goldsmith, COO of GSNC. “This business program also teaches real-world online skills by empowering girls to create their very own Mags&Munchies webstores, in addition to sending marketing emails to their friends and family.”

Through selling magazine subscriptions for more than 600 publications; photo keepsakes; and delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates, the Mags&Munchies program helps girls experience new and exciting adventures without having to wait until cookie season. New this year are more online choices, including stainless steel bottles, thermal tumblers and organic veggie plants.

The Mags&Munchies program has grown over the years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of the girls. The girls asked for a way to give back to those in need. Now they can collects donations through Mags&Munchies for Project Thank You and Operation Stop Hunger. With Project Thank You, customers can send local military and veterans a subscription to a magazine of their choice.

Last year, GSNC Troops received 1,539 donations of $5 each, for vouchers for annual magazine subscriptions that were distributed to military personal and aim to exceed that number this year. Through Operation Stop Hunger, customers can also donate $5, and the GSNC will send tasty Mags&Munchies treats to Island Harvest for distribution to local food pantries.

Girl Scouts will be taking orders and hosting booth sales throughout Nassau County until Oct. 24.

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