Thursday, March 8, 2012

Free Ice Cream at Molly Moon's: Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary


Complementary kid-sized scoops of Scout Mint all day Monday, March 12

SEATTLE, WA – Molly Moon Neitzel is throwing Girl Scouts of Western Washington a birthday party! When Ms. Moon, a former scout, heard Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary was coming up, she decided to host a party in their honor, complete with complementary kid-sized scoops of her wildly popular Scout Mint ice cream. The complementary cones will be available all day on Monday, March 12 at Moon’s scoop shops in Wallingford, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and downtown at the Chocolate Box; starting at 3 p.m. Girl Scouts will be selling cookies and welcoming customers.

“I learned so much as a Girl Scout,” Neitzel says. “I want girls everywhere to know that they can do anything they want to do with their lives, and that's probably the biggest thing Girl Scouting taught me. I attended 11 years of Girl Scout camp at Camp Alice Pittenger in McCall, Idaho, and learned valuable life lessons I still use as an adult. Things like, 'always leave a place better than when you found it' influence the way I treat the planet as well as a friend’s kitchen after a dinner party. Lessons like 'make new friends, but keep the old' has certainly been true as I continue to make new friends every day with ice cream, but stay connected to the people who've helped me from the start. And, the business acumen I acquired while selling Girl Scout Cookies to get scholarships for camp has served me well every day of my adult life.”


Neitzel is proud to honor Girl Scouts on the organization’s 100th anniversary and everyday. In the last four years alone, Neitzel has purchased more than 12,000 boxes of Thin Mints from Girl Scouts of Western Washington troops to make her shops’ top selling Scout Mint ice cream. Neitzel is also sponsoring four Girl Scout camperships in 2012, sending two scouts from Washington and two scouts from her native Idaho to camp this coming summer.

“We respect and admire Molly for many reasons,” says Stefanie Ellis, PR Director for Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “But, mostly for the fact that she is a strong female role model for girls. Her passion for the environment mirrors Girl Scouts' commitment to making the world a better place. Molly has proven that no dream is too big, and is living proof that Girl Scouts empowers girls to learn leadership skills and gain the confidence they need to make a difference in their communities – whether through ice cream, politics, medicine, technology, science or anything else!”

For more information about Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, please visit mollymoonicecream.com. For more information about Girl Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of Western Washington, please visit girlscouts.org and girlscoutsww.org respectively.

About Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream
Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream was recognized in 2011 as one of Seattle Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies in Washington to Work For, and as one of the Top 25 Ice Cream Spots in the U.S. by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure magazines. A leader in the city’s efforts to create the paid sick leave act for small businesses, Seattle’s favorite ice cream boutique proudly created 30 jobs in 2011 and generously offers employees who work a minimum of 25 hours per week a paid-in-full medical benefits package. Neitzel’s inspirational leadership earned her one of the coveted spots on thePuget Sound Business Journal’s 2011 40 Under 40 list, and Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream was honored as the 2011 King County Executive’s Small Business of the Year.

About Girl Scouts of Western Washington
With the help of more than 14,000 volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Washington serves more than 26,000 girls in 17 counties in western Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something big.