Girl and Family Resources
The Cookie Program is Priceless!
Why It Matters
Everything girls do in Girl Scouts is designed to help them grow into leaders of courage, confidence, and character. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls learn five skills: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics, which are important ingredients in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Families Play an Important Role
The Role You Play
- Attend the Troop Cookie Training
- Sign and return the permission slip
- Provide transportation for order-taking and delivery
- Help your Girl Scout network with family and friends, but let her do the “ask” so she can learn important business skills
- Collect all money upon delivery of cookies
- Meet all deadlines for turning order cards and money in to the Troop Leader
- Coach Your Girl Scout!
- Listen to her practice a sales pitch, offer suggestions for improvement
- Ask her questions or role-play
- Guide her to set practical and useful goals
- Have fun together!
- Click here for some parent tips to help you support your daughter this cookie season
Remember that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which is girl-driven. Let your Girl Scout take the lead in selling cookies and reaching goals. Your encouragement, coaching, and guidance are key ingredients to a successful Cookie Program experience for her.
GSUSA Cookie Activity Pin
All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity Pin, which recognizes the five skills learned and practiced along the way: goal-setting, decision-making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Girls can collect a different colored pin every year to recognize growth in these skills. After she earns the pin, each girl should be able to discuss how she has earned it. Read more about the Cookie Activity Pin for Girl Scout Brownies to Ambassadors:
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Click the links below for more Cookie Program resources:
- ABC Bakers’ Family Site
- Tips for Sales Success!
- Five Skills
- The Five Skills In Action
- Five Skills Cookie Poster
- ABC Bakers’ COCO Site
- COCO instructions
- Girl & Family Guide
- Cookie Program Parent Permission SlipC
- Safety Tips
- Practical Tips for Parents
- Girl Rewards (Spanish)
- ABC Cookie Flyer
- Cookie Badges
- Goal Chart
- Keep Goal-ing Order Card
- Product Program Credit Extension Information
- Product Program Credit Extension Form
- How to Buy Cookies (Spanish)
- How to Sell Cookies (Spanish)
- Facebook Cover Photo 1: Cookie Season is Here
- Facebook Cover Photo 2: I've Got Cookies
- Facebook Cover Photo 3: World's Coolest Girl Scout
- Cookie Sale eCard
- Cookie Sale Ask Letter
- Cookie Sale Thank You Card
- Cookie Donation Receipt Template
- Financial Integrity Letter