Cookie Sale Program
The Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program is much more than a fundraiser. It’s a fun way for girls of all ages to earn the money that fuels their dreams, and it’s a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program unlike any other in the world. The knowledge and skills they learn will serve them for a lifetime. Girls gain a wealth of essential skills, not from a book, but from real-life experiences that build a strong foundation for success.
The 2013 Cookie Sale Program will begin February 2 with eight varieties of cookies for sale.
Girl Scouts learn five important skills:
- Goal Setting: Girl Scouts set cookie goals individually and, with a team, create a plan to reach them. They develop Cooperation and Team Building skills along the way.
- Decision Making: Girl Scouts help decide how the team will spend their cookie money, furthering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills that will help in many aspects of life.
- Money Management: Girl Scouts take cookie orders, handle customers’ money and gain valuable and Practical Life Skills around financial literacy.
- People Skills: Girl Scouts learn how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help them to develop Healthy Relationship and Conflict Resolution skills they can use throughout their lives.
- Business Ethics: Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Their business ethics reinforce the Positive Values they are developing as Girl Scouts.
Volunteers and parents – watch this video to find out what grown-ups really need to know about the Cookie Sale Program.
If you have any questions about the sale, please contact Marilyn Askelson, product sales manager, at MarilynA@GirlScoutsToday.org or 319-363-8335 x207.