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How Cookie Selling Helps Your Girl Scout Troop
Time to read 3 min
Time to read 3 min
According to the Girl Scout organization, there are five main essential life skills that your troop members will learn from their entrepreneurial program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
One of my previous blog posts discussed how setting a specific sales goal for your cookie selling can help your girls. Goal-setting is one of the most vital steps in accomplishing any visions they may have for their future, from house chores to starting a business. Setting and achieving goals now can boost their self-esteem, and will make a huge difference in their life.
Learning to make smarter decisions is the backbone of your scouts’ futures. Practicing it in a business context can help them feel confident and prepared to bring their skills to every important situation they arrive at in the future, including their professional life.
Money management is something that a lot of girls don’t usually have experience with until much later in life. Selling cookies provides amazing opportunities for your troop to learn money smarts and practice responsibility in a way that will last a lifetime.
Soft skills are arguably more important than anything else in your scouts’ personal lives and future careers. It’s important for your scouts to build meaningful relationships, and working at cookie booths is a time-honored tradition that helps you girls form important bonds with their peers and leaders, as well as learning from customer interactions. As their people skills grow, they will become strong leaders that will benefit their families, businesses, and communities.
Success means nothing if it isn’t achieved in an ethical way. Teaching your girls how to infuse integrity into everything they do and always do the right thing is a great way to prepare them for a lifetime of leadership.
No matter what level your girls are at, you can walk through the details with them to inspire them to excel at cookie sales, have some amazing experiences, and help them accomplish their goals.
Cookie selling is not only lots of fun, it reaps amazing monetary, social, and career benefits for your scouts. Make sure to explain these important reasons to your girls, and encourage them when you see the benefits coming to fruition.
Enjoy every minute being a leader and continue to inspire your girls!