CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF GIRL SCOUTS SELLING COOKIES!
About Product Program
When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power
new, unique, and amazing experiences for the awesome girls in your
community who sell these purpose-filled treats—SWEET!
Will she help the local animal shelter across town or plant a community garden for friends and neighbors? Cross the country to see the Grand Canyon, or cross an ocean to fly through the rainforest on a zip line? It’s up to her and her troop—they own their adventure!
That’s the thing. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they get more than life-changing experiences and adventure. They also develop essential life skills—goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—all while soaring in confidence and practicing leadership the Girl Scout way to lift one another up and change the world, together.
What an experience! That’s why we always focus on the interaction between cookie boss and cookie fan, and not cookie parent and cookie fan—this is SO important! Enjoy your favorite cookies even more knowing you helped her do and learn amazing things.
5 Skills that Girls Learn from the Product Programs
GOAL SETTING: A goal can include the number of boxes she wants to sell, a trip or project she hopes to fund, or a cool reward or experience she hopes to earn. When your girls sets a goal, it teaches her to plan ahead and set high standards for herself. This ambition can teach her to aim high in school, her career, and in life!
DECISION MAKING: Running a business is all about working with a group to make smart decisions. Decisions might include how the troop will use its money, how you will decorate your table, or what role each girl will take at a booth. This practice of problem solving teaches girls to think on their feet, a key skill of a good leader.
MONEY MANAGEMENT: Taking orders, handling customers' money, and tracking on sales goals, are all hands-on lessons in financial literacy. Learning to budget and understanding the value of a dollar will help her make smart financial decisions in the future, like saving for something big she really wants versus spending her money often on little things.
PEOPLE SKILLS: Learning how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies is important. These experiences allow her to develop healthy relationship and conflict resolution skills she can use throughout her life. She can learn to ask a teacher for help, work with others on school projects, or become part of a sports team.
BUSINESS ETHICS: Your Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every step of the cookie and MagNut sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout. Because she is honest, her friends, classmates, and teachers count on her and think of her as trustworthy. Everyone likes knowing and working with someone that is honest and responsible.