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For Cookie Sellers

When you sell Girl Scout Cookies, you're doing more than just helping your customers stock up on delicious treats (and having lots of fun). You're doing it with a goal in mind. Whether that goal is a pizza party, a community service project, or your first overnight camping trip with your troop, you know how many boxes you need to sell to make it happen. 

But did you know that you're also part of a huge business, one that's run by girls just like you all over the country? In fact, you’re part of the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program for girls In the world.

Being a Girl Scout Cookie professional gives you skills essential for success both now and later:

Skill #1—Goal Setting

I know I can do it!

We're all about trying new things and having fun. Selling cookies is about both. My friends and I work together to set our team goal for the season; maybe we'll donate to our local animal hospital or go on an adventure. Sure, selling the cookies is great. But what we do with the money we earn is even greater.

Skill #2—Decision Making

I make smarter decisions.

When I sell cookies with my Girl Scout forever friends, we make our own decisions, like how many boxes we want to sell. We all have to agree on what we'll do with the money, which means talking it out and being okay not getting our way sometimes. And we have to figure out how to solve problems, like what to do when one of the girls is sick and can't help out. Our decisions matter.

Skill #3—Money Management

I make change happen!

It's cool that I get to make change when someone buys cookies. I'm really careful about it. I count it out twice, so I know it's totally right. And I know each box sold gets us one step closer to our goal.

Skill #4—People Skills

I get a lifetime supply of confidence in every box.

I've met so many new people at our cookie booth. And I've gotten really good at chatting with them about how we are doing more than just selling Girl Scout Cookies. We’re earning money to achieve our cookie-season goals and do great things.

Skill #5—Business Ethics

Selling cookies is more than just business.

The other day at the cookie booth I made my friend's mom laugh really hard and she totally forgot her change. I made sure she got it back. She was so impressed she bought another box of cookies. Now I'm even closer to reaching my goal for robotics camp.


Badges

Learn all about the Cookie and Financial Literacy Badges you can earn by downloading this guide


National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2019

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend 2019 will take place from February 22-24.

On this weekend, Girl Scouts across the nation will band together to speak as a single, powerful voice to raise awareness of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and to drive cookie sales. 

 


Resources

Need some help getting started? Check out all of the amazing resources that will make it easy to sell more boxes of cookies this year than you ever thought possible!

And remember to fill out a Parent/Guardian Permission and Financial Responsibility Agreement form to get in on all of the fun!  Once completed, return to your Troop Cookie Chair.  And of course, your Troop Cookie Chair is available with any questions you may have!


 Have a Great Girl Scout Cookie Story to Share? 

How has the Girl Scout Cookie Program changed your life or helped you change the world? What have you learned and practiced from the 5 Skills? We know you are doing incredible things to better yourself and your community using the Cookie Program—and we want to know about it!

Tell us in your own words, photos, or video. Then have your parent or troop leader send it to us below or email us. You’ll get a special patch, and we’ll feature you on our social media pages or other publications.

Your submission grants GS-TOP permission to use it in any of our publicity materials. We do not use girls' last names in these materials.

If your story is selected, the Council will send you this awesome fun patch!


The 2019 Cookie Pro™ contest is coming soon!

What’s your barrier-breaking, goal-crushing, world-changing superpower?  

Girl Scouts and the DC Super Hero Girls™ are teaming up to help young cookie entrepreneurs across the country unleash that unstoppable G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ shine, share their cookie stories with the world like a super hero, and enter for a chance to win an epic adventure they’ll never forget!

Our incredible Cookie program participants will have the chance to win the Cookie Entrepreneur Experience of a lifetime featuring the DC Super Hero Girls, and meet prominent entrepreneurs, tour Warner Bros. Studios, and best of all, watch their inner super hero spread her wings and fly!

Grand Prize!


Twenty-four girls nationwide—four per Girl Scout grade level—will be selected for the epic opportunity to:

  • Travel to sunny southern California for an all-expenses-paid Cookie Entrepreneur Experience
  • Go on an incredible behind-the-scenes VIP adventure at Warner Bros. Studios
  • Take part in super-cool activities featuring the DC Super Hero Girls™
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs and business leaders 
  • Attend a very special Girl Scout Cookie Pro recognition event
  • And more!

Sounds pretty amazing, right? So get ready to unleash your very own superpowers this cookie season for your ultimate chance to shine! 

As part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program—the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world—girls gain essential life skills that stay with them forever. And the Cookie Pro contest highlights those accomplishments for everyone to see.

When you participate, you'll show the world how the Cookie Program prepares girls like you to lead, learn, and succeed not just for today, but for the future, too!      

Limited-Edition Patch!

Every girl who enters the Cookie Pro contest will receive instructions by email on how to unlock this awesome, limited-edition Cookie Pro 2019 patch for optional purchase. You must be a registered Girl Scout selling cookies from a participating council to take part.

Join the nationwide celebration by entering the Cookie Pro contest from January 2 through April 30, 2019!


Get the latest news and entry details for the Cookie Pro contest.

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