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About Girl Scout Cookies

In a year full of challenges, surprises and changes, this Girl Scout Cookie season, Girls Scouts were more creative than ever, finding innovative solutions to reach their cookie customers – from contactless neighborhood sales to online entrepreneurship and drive thru cookie booths.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program powers life-changing programs, experiences and learning for Girl Scouts across our council and provides a hands-on way for girls to learn leadership and financial literacy. 

Congratulations to all our cookie entrepreneurs, who worked hard to achieve their goals this year – and thank you to all our volunteers, customers and community members who helped make this program a success – we couldn’t do it without you! 

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Five Skills

The Girl Scout Cookie program is a fun way for girls to earn money to support their dreams, and it's a hands-on leadership and financial literacy program unlike any other in the world. The knowledge and skills learned serves them for a lifetime. Girls gain essential skills, not from a book, but from real-life experiences building a strong foundation for success.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts skills to grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world:

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Goal Setting: Sets cookie sales goals individually and, with her team, creates a plan to reach them. She develops cooperation and team building skills all along the way.
 

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Decision Making: Helps decide how her team spends their cookie money, furthering critical thinking and problem solving skills.
 

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Money Management: Takes cookie orders, handles customers’ money, and gains valuable and practical life skills around financial literacy.
 

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People Skills: Learns how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help her develop healthy relationships and conflict resolution skills that she can use throughout her life.
 

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Business Ethics: Be honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout.
 


 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! 

Thank you for supporting our Girl Scout Cookie Program