Scouts Learn Five Essential Skills
The Girl Scout Cookie Program® helps Girl Scouts learn five skills
that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
Skill #1—Goal Setting
"I know I can do
Girl Scouts learn how to set goals and create a plan to
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always on a mission. Whether
it's through an exciting new adventure, a service project to improve
their communities, an amazing summer at camp, or an eye-opening STEM
activity, the goal is always to power amazing experiences for
themselves and their troops all year long, while helping others too!
Skill #2—Decision Making
"I make smarter decisions."
Girl Scouts learn to make decisions on their own and as a team!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are leaders in the making. They make
decisions about how to run and promote their cookie sales, interact
with customers, and spend their earnings. And when it comes time to
make decisions in their personal lives, they’ll use what they learned
selling cookies to make the best choices.
Skill #3—Money Management
"I make change happen!"
Girl Scouts learn to create a budget and handle money!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always sharpening their money
smarts. By running their own cookie businesses, they learn how to make
correct change for customers, count and manage their cash flow, and
create a budget to fund the experiences they want to have with their troops.
Skill #4—People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply of
confidence in every box."
Girl Scouts find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are relationship builders. By
running their own cookie businesses, they gain valuable practice
communicating with customers; talking about their product and goals;
and resolving conflict in a positive, productive way—all skills that
will help them succeed in school, in business, and in life.
Skill #5—Business Ethics
"Selling cookies is more
than just business."
Girl Scouts learn to act ethically, both in business and in life.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are honest, fair, and responsible.
Through their cookie businesses, they learn to always do the right
thing by their troop members, customers, and communities—lessons that
will carry them for a lifetime of leadership.