Girl Scout Cookie Takeover: Female Leadership


While some people still think of them as just cookies, campfires, and friendship bracelets, Girl Scouts are so much more. When a girl is a Girl Scout, she's also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)(tm). These traits define girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This is the Girl Scout DNA, and every day, girls are taking the lead like a Girl Scout!

Girl Scouts are big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models. Girl Scouts design robots, start garage bands, and improve their communities-and yes, they sell the best cookies on the planet.

During our event, we partnered with the Girl Scouts of Maine to have a Girl Scout Cookie takeover at Fork Food Lab. Fork Food Lab member chefs prepared delicious and fun Girl Scout Cookie concoctions for everyone to try while they networked and learned about how the Girl Scouts smash leadership stereotypes.  Event participants voted for their favorite concoction, and our winner was Dirigo Coffee with their Caramel deLite Apple Tarts!  We also had a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies at the event to support their future endeavors.  

Thank you to the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) for being the official sponsor for this event. MTI provides funding for Maine’s Innovators to bring their ideas to the market, so it's happy to sponsor this event that supports the Girl Scouts of Maine new focus on innovation that will strengthen Maine’s pipeline of female innovators, scientists and leaders. Learn more about MTI at:  Thank you to Fork Food Lab for hosting this fun event, and thank you as well to Austin Street Brewery for their donation of beer for the event.

Photos courtesy of PROPEL's own Active Beer Geek.