When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power
new, unique, and amazing experiences for every awesome G.I.R.L.
(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in your
community who sells 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 for the travel experience of a
lifetime? Go to summer camp, or earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest
awards? 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.
Yes, they’re awesomely delicious. But buying Girl Scout Cookies is
about so much more than just handing over money for a box of treats.
It's about having fun and making new friends. And it's about the
skills a girl gains from interacting directly with you—the
cookie customer! It's about the experience of running her very own
cookie business, working with others—and building a lifetime of
confidence as she learns five skills essential to
leadership, success, and life. The more cookies you buy, the more
you help today’s girls develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
Girls learn the "5 Skills"
Skill #1—Goal Setting "I know I can do
“We're all about trying new things and having fun. Selling
cookies is about both. My friends and I work together to set our team
goal for the season; maybe we'll donate to our local animal hospital
or go on an adventure. Sure, selling the cookies is great. But what we
do with the money we earn is even greater.”
Skill #2—Decision Making "I make smarter decisions."
“When I sell cookies with my Girl Scout forever friends, we make our
own decisions, like how many boxes we want to sell. We all have to
agree on what we'll do with the money, which means talking it out and
being okay not getting our way sometimes. And we have to figure out
how to solve problems, like what to do when one of the girls is sick
and can't help out. Our decisions matter.”
Skill #3—Money Management "I make change happen!"
“It's cool that I get to make change when someone buys cookies. I'm
really careful about it. I count it out twice, so I know it's totally
right. And I know each box sold gets us one step closer to our goal.”
Skill #4—People Skills "I get a lifetime supply of
confidence in every box."
“I've met so many new people at our cookie booth. And I've gotten
really good at chatting with them about how we are doing more than
just selling Girl Scout Cookies. We’re earning money to achieve our
cookie-season goals and do great things.”
Skill #5—Business Ethics "Selling cookies is more
than just business."
“The other day at the cookie booth I made my friend's mom laugh
really hard and she totally forgot her change. I made sure she got it
back. She was so impressed she bought another box of cookies. Now I'm
even closer to reaching my goal for robotics camp.”
Girls put their “cookie money” to good use.
Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run
business in the world? It’s true—and it’s pretty amazing!!
All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie
Program—100 percent of it— stays with the local council and troops.
Or they may use the money earned to fund a project that will improve
their community, or donate the money to a worthy cause.
Girls earn cookie badges and pins.
The Cookie Activity pin is a big deal for Girl Scouts! It lets the
whole world know they’re a real-life Cookie Boss!
All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are
eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity pin. The pin recognizes
the “5 Skills" girls learn and practice during the sale, and a
differently colored pin can be earned each year.
Find out more about the Cookie Activity pin for Girl Scout Daisies
to Ambassadors (PDF) - English | Español
Plus, Girl Scouts at every level—from Daisies to Ambassadors—can
earn badges representing proficiency in skills ranging from financial
management to business planning and more. Learn
more about the badges a girl can earn by selling cookies.
So, your purchase means a party for your taste buds and
life-changing support of girls doing big things. So this year,
consider getting “one more box” to help girls reach their goals.