UPDATE: The contest is now closed! We are so excited to read and watch all the wonderful essays we received! We'll do our best to notify everyone who entered of our final decision on or before Thursday 2/4.
We are pleased as punch to announce an essay contest to send six local Girl Scouts to camp who have never been before! This year, Molly Moon's will buy all of the Thin Mint cookies needed for our 'Scout' Mint flavor from the six contest winners.
Essays should answer the question “Why do you want to go to Girl Scout Camp for the first time?” Winners will have the opportunity to sell cookies directly to our team. Molly has promised to buy 1,166 boxes of Thin Mints from each winner so they can attend the Girl Scout camp of their choice. Girl Scouts of Western Washington will provide each winner with a camp-readiness pack with a sleeping bag, camp t-shirt, hoodie and other camp essentials.
The contest will provide girls with the opportunity to attend a residential, staff-led camp. To be eligible, Girl Scouts must live in Western Washington and not have been to a residential, staff-led camp before. To attend camp, girls must be entering grades 1-12 in the Fall of 2016, and have a current membership with Girl Scouts prior to attending camp, per camp rules.
The contest deadline is 11:59 p.m. Thursday, January 21. The Molly Moon’s team will accept essays and links to video essays at email@example.com. Please keep written essays under 500 words, and video essays under five minutes.
“Our goal here is to send girls to camp who have never been,” Molly says. “Camp was an amazing experience for me as a kid, and I would not have been able to go if it weren’t for the money I raised selling cookies in my first several years. I want to give as many girls as possible the same opportunities to feel self-reliant, build a fire, cook outside, make new friends and discover who they are in the amazing environment that camp provides.”
'Scout' Mint is one of our most popular flavors, and every year during cookie season we buy 7,000 boxes of Girl Scouts Thin Mint cookies so we can make it year-round. Our talented team of ice cream makers will crush 224,000 Thin Mints this year. Thee cookie crumbs then get folded into ice cream that’s subtly flavored with extract of Washington-grown organic peppermint.