How Girls Benefit from the Girl Scout Cookie Program

Support Girls’ Success

The Girl Scout Cookie Program prepares girls with the business smarts they need to take on the world!


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.

Your Girl Scout Cookie Purchase = Amazing Experiences for Girls
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 Girls learn essential skills

Our cookies are on a mission: to help girls learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life. 

Skill #1: Goal Setting
Skill #1: Goal Setting  

"Absorb everything you learn, and put it toward exceeding your goal." 

—Olivia,
cookie entrepreneur 

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 a new, exciting 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!


Skill #2: Decision Making
Skill #2: Decision Making  

"Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, push ahead and see the bigger picture.”

—Katelyn,
cookie entrepreneur
 

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. 


Skill #3: Money Management
Skill #3: Money Management  

“Money management and building relationships. You need both to run a business.”

—Ivory,
cookie entrepreneur
 

Girls learn to create a budget and handle money!

Girl Scout Cookie entrepreneurs are always working on their money smarts. By running their own cookie business, they learn the importance of making correct change for customers, carefully counting and managing their cash flow, and creating a budget to fund the experiences they want to have with their troop. 


Skill #4: People Skills
Skill #4: People Skills  

“My favorite part of selling cookies is interacting with customers. I always smile, and I’m always ready to go.” 

—Trinity,
cookie entrepreneur

 

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’ll help them succeed in academics, business, and life. 


Skill #5: Business Ethics
Skill #5: Business Ethics  

“The thing that helped me sell the most is that I am friendly and respectful to my customers, and they remember that.” 

—Mahiyah,
cookie entrepreneur 
 

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!


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 Girls put their cookie earnings to good use.

All of the net revenue raised through the Girl Scout Cookie Program—100 percent of it—stays with the local council and troops.

Or they may use the money earned to fund a project that will improve their community, or donate the money to a worthy cause.


Your Purchase Powers Amazing Experiences


 Girls earn cookie badges and pins.
2018 Cookie Activity Pin

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!