What Girl Scout Parents Should Know About Girl Scout Cookies!
Thank you so much for your support of Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Much more than a way to raise money, the Cookie program is a hands-on leadership and entrepreneurial program that helps equip girls with the experience and financial literacy tools that she will take with her into high school, college and beyond.
When families understand the importance of the Cookie Program, they give it their full support and help girls do everything it takes to be successful. As a volunteer, you play a key role in helping families understand the importance of the Cookie Program. Hosting a family cookie meeting is a fun and easy way to give girls the tremendous advantage of family support.
All girls must turn in a signed Permission Form before they start taking Cookie orders. Form should be given to your Troop Cookie Manager.
Selling cookies teaches girls about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics; skills which are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
Goal Setting as she sets cookie sales goals and makes a plan to reach them
Decision-Making as she decides how her team will spend the cookie money
Money Management as she takes orders and handles customers’ money
People Skills as she learns to talk and listen to all kinds of people while selling cookies
Business Ethics as she is honest and responsible every step of the way
The Cookie Program supports all of the girls in the local council and makes it possible to provide girl programs, low-cost council events, training, resources and support for adult programs.
The latest information from the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls want financial literacy skills to help them achieve their dreams.
By selling Girl Scout Cookies, your Girl Scout has an opportunity to earn cookie incentives based on the number of boxes they sell.
All incentive prizes are cumulative.
Cookie Credits are a great way to help pay for GS Summer Camp, GS Troop trips,
activities and events listed in Possibilities, GS membership registration and
much, much more.
For every 300 boxes of GS Cookies your daughter earns 75 Cookie Credits.
We are always looking for parents to volunteer and great way to help your daughter and her Troop is to volunteer as a Troop or Association Cookie Volunteer.
To become a Troop or Association Cookie Volunteer, complete the Girl Scout Volunteer Interest Indicator and state that you are interested in becoming the Cookie Volunteer for your Girl Scouts' Troop or Association. Once the form is completed, a Girl Scouts representative will reach out to you.