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Parents, Volunteers

It’s Not Just a Cookie: From Cookie Rookie to Entrepreneur, Girl Scout Style!

Did you know that 50% of female business leaders wore Girl Scout green in their youth? That’s an awesome track record of building future entrepreneurs. How do we do it? Through our awesome Cookie Program, and its 5 skills, of course! What are the 5 skills? Decision making, goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics are what our girls are learning as they’re earning money for troop activities and it’s these skills that set them apart as  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

Are You Prepared for Cookie Booth Sales?

Cookie Booth season is almost upon us! With so much going on in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the Direct Sale Phase. Here’s a simple list of things to remember before you go out and sell with your girls! Pick Up Your Cookies If you haven’t already, pick up your cookies! You’ll want to make sure you have enough cookies for all of the customers who will be visiting you! Here’s what we recommend in terms of  ...

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General, Volunteers

Thinking Outside the Cookie Box: 4 Non-Traditional Booth Locations

Booth sales are coming and if you’re looking for some non-traditional location ideas that have paid off for our troops, here are some outside the box ideas we’ve collected over the years from creative girls and their leaders. Sometimes choosing the road (or booth location) less traveled can make all the difference!  1. If there are people there, put a booth there! Great places to sell cookies are anyplace there are a lot of people – outside church services, at school sporting  ...

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Parents, Volunteers

Rock Your Girl Scout Cookie Booth with These Cookie Convo Tips!

This cookie season, show cookie customers how the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program (the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world!) prepares girls in their communities to lead, learn, and succeed, all while making it possible for them to embark on amazing adventures, form a lifetime of memories, and unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world! Talk to customers about: All the invaluable skills your girls learn by selling cookies,  ...

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