1/16/21: Join Kristina Lachaga for USA Girl Scouts Overseas' 2021 Cookie Rallies!
Hey #Heartbreakers! 2021 is almost here (!!!), which means...it's almost time for Girl Scouts of the USA's Cookie Season! I'm so excited to announce that I'll be hosting and performing at USA Girl Scouts Overseas' (first ever!) Virtual Cookie Rallies! Join me and your Girl Scout sisters from all around the world on Saturday, January 16th, 2021 for an epic event -- featuring an exclusive concert from me!! -- to help get you ready to reach for the stars this Cookie Season.
Join USA Girl Scouts Overseas for an epic celebration of Girl Scout sisterhood as we grow and learn as a team through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®! This Cookie Rally, we will be packed with inspirational and informational activities designed to help each girl realize she can do anything-especially with her sisters by her side.
The Cookie Rally is open to Girl Scouts from all Councils (not just USA Girl Scouts Overseas) and all program grade levels (Girl Scout Daisies through Ambassadors) and adult volunteers. A recording of the session will be sent to girls that registered, but cannot attend Live! Plus, stay tuned for our Special Guest announcements! YAY!
A special Cookie Rally message from me!
REGISTER for USA Girl Scouts Overseas' Cookie Rallies
Choose from two sessions when registering:
Update: Registration closes Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.
Meet our Special Guests
Kristina Lachaga - Concert Headliner & Host of USA Girl Scouts Overseas' Cookie Rallies
Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™," has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls' Life magazine's Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. Having visited over 150 schools across the country spreading her #FollowYourHeartsDream™ and 'Sticks and Stones Anti-Bullying' messages, Kristina uses her voice to help give teens and tweens the confidence to explore their passions, work hard, and be themselves. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single "R.S.V.P." -- inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- in Charlotte, NC's 2016 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout and Girl Scouts Lifetime Member, has loved headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018 & 2019 in Savannah, GA (and 2020 virtually!), as well as performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA's National Convention in Columbus, OH), Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos. Kristina's covers and original songs have over 3 million views across Instagram. Kristina's original songs -- including her summer anthem, "Hot Summer" (over 60,000 streams on Spotify) -- are available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, and more. Become a #Heartbreaker and follow @KristinaLachaga on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, & TikTok. www.KristinaLachaga.com
Mikaila Ulmer - Special Guest (Session 1 & Session 2)
Entrepreneur, Bee Ambassador, Philanthropist and Author
Mikaila Ulmer is founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade. When she was just four years old, Mikaila was stung by two bees in the same week. Her parents encouraged her to do some research on the bees rather than being upset with them. Upon discovering the important role that bees play in our ecosystem, Mikaila was determined to help them. Using her Great Granny Helen's flaxseed honey lemonade recipe, Mikaila launched her business from her home in Austin, Texas in 2009.
Landing a deal with Daymond John on the show Shark Tank was just the beginning of Me & the Bees' many business successes. Today, the award-winning lemonade is buzzing off the shelves of H-E-B, Whole Foods Market, Earth Fare, The Fresh Market and Kroger (5/2020). In 2018, Mikaila launched her Healthy Hive Foundation where 10% of the net profits from the sale of her lemonade goes to saving our honey bees.
Now at the age of 16, Mikaila has shared her story with Good Morning America, NBC News, ABC 20/20, The Real, Forbes and TIME among others, and has been invited to speak on social entrepreneurship at prestigious gatherings including the White House and the United State of Women Summit, where she introduced President Barack Obama. Mikaila's book, Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid was released on August 18, 2020. Follow @MikailasBees on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube! www.meandthebees.com
Get to know Mikaila..."Before the Cookie Crumbles!" - This week Mikaila and I took some time out of our busyyy-bee schedules to play my "Before the Cookie Crumbles!" Game (Don't worry! No Girl Scout cookies were harmed in the making of my game! lol). Watch on YouTube!
Rakia Reynolds - Special Guest (Session 2)
Founder and Executive Officer of Skai Blue Media
Over a decade of leading industry leaders has positioned Rakia Reynolds as one of the foremost minds in strategic communications and business innovation as an adviser to top Fortune 100 companies and influential figures. As Founder and Executive Officer of Skai Blue Media, Rakia serves a robust and diverse client list, including Airbnb, Dell, Glennon Doyle, Morgan Stanley, Serena Williams, and more. An award-winning multimedia communications firm, Skai Blue Media works with people, products, and places on their business, branding, and bragging.
A thought-leader and tastemaker, Rakia is a proven authority in marketing, strategic communications, and business development. In addition to Skai Blue Media, Rakia is the founder of Evryday Jane and Fan of Your Brand.
Alina Morse - Special Guest (Session 1 & Session 2)
Sophomore High School student Alina Morse, 15, invented candy that cleans your teeth after a trip to the bank with her dad when she was 7. Her company is the Fastest Growing Candy Company in America, with a growth rate of 865%, according to INC Magazine's 2020 INC 5000 List. Now sold at 25,000 retailers, she is the youngest vendor to the #1's: Walmart (#1 Retail), Kroger (#1 Grocer), CVS (#1 Drug), & Amazon (#1 Ecommerce) and was the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine (2018). Morse has expanded her business to include seven product SKU's and through her foundation, Million Smiles, has committed to giving away 4-MM of her products to help fight America's most chronic childhood disease - tooth decay. She delivered a TED Talk, "Why I eat candy to avoid Cavities," was the youngest ever keynote speaker at Advertising Week (2019) alongside Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, & Bethenny Frankel, and closed out 2019 by InStyle Magazine naming her one of 50 Badass Women Changing the World alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, who invited her to the White House twice as the exclusive candy for the annual Easter Egg Roll. www.ZolliCandy.com
Get to know Alina as we play..."Before the Cookie Crumbles!" - Watch on YouTube!
Mikayla Butler - Special Guest (Session 2)
2020 Top Girl Scout Cookie Seller in the Nation
Mikayla Butler is a freshman at the University of Idaho and has been in Girl Scouts for 13 years. Girl Scouts has changed her life as it let her pursue her passion of helping others and making the world a better place. Through Girl Scouts, Mikayla has been able to accomplish goals and dreams she once thought were impossible, reach outside her comfort zone, and help her community. This last year, Mikayla was the top cookie seller in the nation selling 23,535 boxes! She says, "I wouldn't trade all of the memories I have in Girl Scouts for the world."
Olivia Trader - Special Guest (Session 1 & Session 2)
Top Girl Scouts Cookie Seller (Holds Her Council's Cookie Record!)
During her 7 years of Girl Scouting Olivia Trader has achieved the Bronze and Silver awards in addition to being featured on the Tagalongs cookie boxes. Through the Girl Scouts cookie program Olivia has been able to acquire many skills such as marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, and how to run her own business. Olivia holds her council cookie record for selling over 7000 boxes of cookies last year and cannot wait to share her selling tips with her sister Girl Scouts and she hopes to inspire other girls!
Special Appearances By:
Dr. Maria Katsamanis and Baba - Amwell Ridge Farm (Session 1 & Session 2)
Dr. Maria Katsamanis is the resident horse trainer at Amwell Ridge Farm. She has received worldwide recognition as a horse trainer, clinician, exhibition rider, and author. Dr. Katsamanis has worked with many different breeds and has also had the privilege of training the rare Marwari horses of India. She has participated as a display rider in Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle. Dr. Katsamanis is co-author of "The Alchemy of Lightness" (Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2013) that introduces the concept of molecular equitation to the equestrian community. She writes prolifically and is also a regular columnist in the journal, "Warmbloods Today." She has also founded the non-profit organization, Friends for Pegasus, www.friendsforpegasus.org and continues to maintain an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Medical School. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. With a formal education as a clinical scientist she is able to help demystify and explain elements of this formula where magic seemingly occurs, that are key in helping us establish the ultimate connection with our horses. Her explanations of the barriers and myths that block the path between horse and rider frees them making the dance accessible to anyone regardless of age or breed. Her commitment to the classical tradition is longstanding and she continues to perfect her art. Learn more about Friends for Pegasus's work on YouTube: Watch Meggy's Transformation Story and Watch Tag's Story!
Carol Krystek, Calypso, & Snickers - First Chance Farm (Session 2)
Carol Krystek has loved horses for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in Animal Husbandry Horse. Her farm is called First Chance Farm and they have four horses, a Morgan, Quarter Horse, Gypsy Vanner and a miniature horse. Carol enjoys riding, driving and training them to do tricks.
As a former (and forever!) Girl Scout and now Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, I can't wait to be a part of this super special Cookie-kickoff event! We've got this -- and when girls band together, they are unstoppable!!
((P.S. Not a Girl Scout? Join here and then register for the Cookie Rally!))
See you in 2021, Girl Scouts! xoxo
love, the girl with the big pink heart™
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