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Think Outside the Cookie Box

Inside: Delicious cookies for you
Outside: Amazing experiences for girls 

What’s inside the box is super tasty, but it’s the amazing experiences that happen outside the cookie box that make Girl Scout Cookies® extra special.

When you make a Girl Scout Cookie purchase, you’re helping the next generation of young female entrepreneurs get an important taste of what it takes to be successful—teamwork, planning, and a positive outlook (and that’s just the beginning).

Because proceeds from your purchase stay local, you help the awesome entrepreneurs who sell Girl Scout Cookies in your community power new experiences for themselves and their troop.

When you support her success through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, you’re narrowing the entrepreneurship gap between women and men by nurturing that go-getter spirit early on and equipping her with the confidence and know-how to dream big and do bigger.  

Your cookie purchase is an investment in the world-changing business leaders of tomorrow!


 Feed your cookie craving!

Find a cookie booth. Discover Girl Scout Cookie sales in your neighborhood by entering your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool.

Download the mobile app. This is available for your iOS or Android mobile device.

Order cookies online. Buy cookies from a Girl Scout you know using the Digital Cookie® platform. Check with your local Girl Scout council for details.

 

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.


 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

Have a parent or troop leader submit it today for a chance to see your story featured in our "Think Outside the Cookie Box" gallery, on the Girl Scout BlogFacebookTwitterInstagram, and more! 

Got an awesome cookie story on your hands? Show the world what a Girl Scout entrepreneur can do, send your incredible story to us via email

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