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When a Tennessee language clinic for children needed help, Girl Scouts rose to the challenge!
Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world? It’s true—and it’s pretty amazing!
And when you buy delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you’re helping power new, unique, and amazing experiences for them—experiences that broaden their worlds, teach them essential skills, and launch them into a lifetime of leadership.
And guess what? Proceeds stay local!
That means you’re not only supporting girls’ success but also the success of your community, all while helping build the next generation of female entrepreneurs—that's game-changing!
Whether it’s a trip to a breathtaking place she’s never been before;
a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) project that will
change the way she thinks about the world; or an opportunity to attend
Girl Scout camp and revel in the power of the great outdoors, every
experience helps her unleash her G.I.R.L.
(Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ spirit to do amazing
things for herself and her community and grow into the incredible
woman she’s destined to become.
Our cookies are on a mission: to help girls learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
"Absorb everything you learn, and put it toward
exceeding your goal."
Girls learn how to set goals and create a plan to reach them!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always on a mission. Whether it's through an exciting new adventure, a service project to improve their communities, an amazing summer at camp, or an eye-opening STEM activity, the goal is always to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troops all year long, while helping others too!
"Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, push ahead and see the bigger picture.”
Girls learn to make decisions on their own and as a team!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are leaders in the making. They make
decisions about how to run and promote their cookie sale, interact
with customers, and spend their earnings. And when it comes time to
make decisions in their personal lives, they’ll use what they learned
selling cookies to easily make the best choices.
“Money management and building relationships. You need both
to run a business.”
Girls learn to create a budget and handle money!
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always sharpening their money
smarts. By running their own cookie business, they learn how to make
correct change for customers, count and manage their cash flow, and
create a budget to fund the experiences they want to have with their
“My favorite part of selling cookies is interacting with
customers. I always smile, and I’m always ready to go.”
Girls find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are relationship builders. By
running their own cookie business, they gain valuable practice
communicating with customers; talking about their product and goals;
and resolving conflict in a positive, productive way—all skills that
will help them succeed in school, in business, and in life.
“The thing that helped me sell the most is that I am friendly
and respectful to my customers, and they remember that.”
Girls learn to act ethically, both in business and life.
Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are honest, fair, and responsible.
Through their cookie businesses, they learn to always do the right
thing by their troop members, customers, and communities—lessons that
will carry them for a lifetime of leadership and #winning!
All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie
Program—100 percent of it—stays with the local council and
Or they may use the money earned to fund a project that will improve their community, or donate the money to a worthy cause.
The Cookie Activity pin is a big deal for Girl Scouts! It lets the whole world know they’re a real-life cookie boss!
All girls who participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are eligible to earn the annual Cookie Activity pin. The pin recognizes the five skills girls learn and practice during the sale, and a differently colored pin can be earned each year.
Plus, Girl Scouts at every level—from Daisies to Ambassadors—can
earn badges representing proficiency in skills ranging from financial
management to business planning and more. Learn
more about the badges a girl can earn by selling cookies.
Your cookie purchase equals more new, unique, and amazing experiences for girls. This year, think about stocking up to support her success.
Together, we can help girls embark on a lifetime of leadership and confidence!