S'more News- January 2020 Cookie Edition - Page 4

Click here to learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Click here for more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

The 2020 GSSNE Cookie Program is underway and girls throughout our council will be selling these tasty treats though the end of March.

The Benefits of the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Through “learning by earning,” Girl Scouts find the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ within to do awesome things for herself and for her community through the development of the 5 Essential Skills of the Girl Scout Cookie Program:

Goal Setting: Girls set goals individually and with their troop and then develop a plan to reach these goals. They also learn to work together as a team while working toward their goals!

Decision Making: Girls decide as a team how they will spend their money, which allows for collaboration and critical thinking.

Money Management: When girls process orders or participate in a booth sale, they learn how to handle customers’ money and they also learn how to process online sales through credit card transactions. This teaches them important financial literacy skills.

People Skills: Girls learn how to approach customers and gain self-confidence in public speaking by making their sales pitch while selling cookies. They learn to present the product and payment options to friends and family members which helps develop healthy relationships and self-esteem.

Business Ethics: Girls learn to be responsible and honest throughout the Cookie Program. They learn to use care with money and product, and the importance of follow through by delivering product to customers in a timely manner. These skills help reinforce the positive values that girls learn throughout Girl Scouting.

In addition to learning the 5 Essential Skills of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls can also earn Cookie Business Badges and Entrepreneurship Badges during the Cookie Program! For more information, click here.

Welcome to the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world: The Girl Scout Cookie Program!