Give girls MORE fun and learning
Much more than a way to raise money, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program. Girls learn, not from a book, but from real-life experiences.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop five essential skills:
- Goal Setting
- Money Management
- People Skills
- Business Ethics
Watch this short Youtube video on how the cookie program builds these five skills:
5 Skills for Girls Cookie Program Video
How to Help Your Girl Scout Succeed in the Cookie Program
With the Girl Scout Cookie activity, just a little time together goes a long way toward helping your Girl Scout reach her learning and sales goals. Here are some important ways you can guide your Girl Scout to cookie success!
||Make sure your Girl Scout is a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA for the current Girl Scout membership year.
||Attend troop/group cookie training with your Girl Scout to help her learn about the cookies and how to set and reach her goals.
||Encourage your Girl to complete the Catch Goals activity in the CookiEZone. Assist her with setting a personal goal.
||Remind her to make a telephone or email list of her friends and relatives to contact. She can create and send ecards in the Online Cookie Marketing section of the CookiEZone.
||Discuss Cookie Activity Safety Guidelines.
||Coach her in selling techniques, including how to share her goals, and suggest additional reasons to purchase cookies.
||Accompany your Girl Scout to support her as she sells.
||Discuss how you can help her reach her goals, such as giving rides when she needs them or safeguarding her cookie money. Remember, closing the sale is her responsibility.
||Allow your Girl Scout to participate in a booth sale and vounteer to help.
||Check on her progress during the sale. Help her live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, recognizing how it applies to business ethics throughout the activity.