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GS Cookie Program


GS Cookie Program


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Operation Taste of Home


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cookies 100th




In 2017, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first known instance of Girl Scouts selling cookies
and learning the basic skills and acumen they need to be leaders in business and sales, manage
their personal and family finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence handling money.






why is the GS cookie program important?
The Girl Scout Cookie program is more than a fundraiser. It's a fun way for girls to earn money to realize their dreams, and it's a hands-on leadership and financial literacy program unlike any other in the world. The knowledge and skills learned serves them for a lifetime. Girls gain essential skills, not from a book, but from real-life experiences building a strong foundation for success.


Business of Cookies Video


Volunteers and Parents/Guardians


5 skills

The 5 Skills in Action
The Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts skills to
grow into leaders in their own life, in business and in the world:

    1. Goal Setting: Sets cookie sales goals individually and, with her team, creates a plan to reach them. She develops Cooperation
      and Team Building skills all along the way!

    2. Decision Making: Helps decide how her team spends their cookie money, furthering critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    3. Money Management: Takes cookie orders, handles customers’ money, and gains valuable and practical life skills around
      financial literacy.

    4. People Skills: Learns how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help
      her develop Healthy Relationship and Conflict Resolution skills that she can use throughout her life.

    5. Business Ethics: Be honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values
      she is developing as a Girl Scout.


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