#1 Goal Setting
I know I can do it! We’re all about trying new things and having fun, and selling Girl Scout cookies is about both. Girls work together to set team goals for the season—perhaps to donate to local community projects, complete community service, or go on an adventure. Participating in the cookie program is great for girls – but what they do with their proceeds can be even greater.
#2 Decision Making
I make smarter decisions! When girls sell cookies, they make their own decisions, such as how many boxes they want to sell. The troop agrees on what they want to do with their cookie proceeds, which means talking it out and negotiating group decisions. They figure out how to solve problems when they arise. Their decisions matter.
#3 Money Management
I make change happen! Girls learn to handle money responsibly and carefully count change. They count it out twice, so they know they are totally right. And they know each box sold is one step closer to their goal.
#4 People Skills
Girls get a lifetime of confidence with every box! Girls meet many new people with selling cookies. They get really good at chatting with them about how they do more in Girl Scouting than just sell cookies. They earn money to achieve the goals set by their troop and go great things for themselves and the community.
#5 Business Ethics
Selling cookies is more than just a business! Girls learn to make business decisions during the cookie program. They practice being customer-service friendly, being fair and honest with their customers, and meeting or exceeding goals.