What Girl Scout Parents Should Know About Girl Scout Cookies!
Parents, thank-you so much for your support of Girl Scouts and the GS 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.
5 Steps to Cookie Success
Set a group goal
Set a personal goal
Have a family meeting
Sell beyond family and friends
Track progress and celebrate your success
Cookie Program Success = Family Involvement
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.
There's More to Girl Scout Cookies than What is in the Box!
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.
Girl Scouts and Financial Literacy
What does your daughter know about finances? Here's some interesting research done by theGirl
The latest information from the Girl Scout Research Institute shows that girls want financial literacy skills to help them achieve their dreams. For more details on the study, click here.
Follow the link for a list of all the Girl Scout Financial Literacy Programs (badges to earn) for all levels.
Register Your Daughter in the Cookie Club!
Ask your Troop Cookie Manager to register your daughter. It's quick and easy. You can help her send e-mail "asks" using this safe website. Customers can click to learn more about Cookie nutrition, send requests for their favorite Cookie or even learn more about your daughter's goals.
The Troop Cookie Manager has to first set up the girls in the Cookie Club computer system. Once this is done, you and your daughter will do the online safety exercise, then you're ready to send out emails to family and friends.
Any problems logging onto Cookie Club click on the on-line help.
GSNC Cookie Sales Rewards
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.
Cookie Volunteers Needed
A great way to help your daughter and her Troop is to volunteer as a Troop or Association Cookie Volunteer.