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6 Tips to Reach Your Cookie Goals!

Everyone take a deep breath and give yourself a pat on the back for surviving the initial order phase of our council’s cookie sale. You’ve been championing your girls throughout the sale and teaching them important skills like business ethics, money management, and customer service. Mission accomplished, right? But what if your troop (or daughter) hasn’t reached her cookie goal yet? How can we encourage our girls to go beyond the initial order taking and really stretch to  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, News

Make this Cookie Season a Business Badge Season!

Girl Scout cookies are coming! Why not go beyond selling cookies with your troop and make this a badge cookie year? Check out our Cookie Business Badges on the Girl Scout Badge Explorer for your age level and help girls build their financial skills and increase their business savvy as they reach for the stars (and their cookie goal) this cookie season! The Financial Literacy badges help reinforce these necessary life skills! Brownies can Meet My Customers as they take Brownie Elf on a  ...

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Cookies & Beyond, News

10 Reasons to Buy Girl Scout Cookies

1. You think the business world needs more women entrepreneurs. Girl Scouts, and the 5 Essential Skills learned during the cookie sale, is building tomorrow’s business leaders. 52 percent of today’s female business owners were Girl Scouts. Pretty amazing, huh? 2. You need a reason to celebrate. Cookies only come once a year and THAT TIME IS NOW! We recommend buying multiples of your favorite kinds and stashing them in your best Christmas present hiding spot so your spouse and children don’t  ...

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Badges, Activities, & Beyond, Cookies & Beyond, News

What Can a Cookie Do? Save Puppies and Change Laws!

Cookie season is just around the corner. Before the cold temperatures, deadlines, and necessary paperwork for the world’s largest girl-led business starts to weigh on our spirits let’s take a moment and remember what cookies, and most importantly the girls who sell them, can do. Watch the video below to see how 3 Girl Scouts in Texas used the 5 Skills and the funds from their cookie sales to advocate for a law change in their state to protect puppies and earn their Silver Award.  ...

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