Entrepreneurship

Junior Cookie CEO Badge Activity

Be a Sales Pro

Chart, track, and meet your sales goals!


Activity Details

Time needed: 30–45 minutes

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • A pencil or pen

Setup:

Your sales numbers are key to knowing if you’re meeting your goals and identifying areas where you can improve. 

Activity:

Create a chart (on paper or online) to track sales in different ways. For example, you may want to keep a log of daily sales that includes a note about the weather on each day; it will help you figure out how rain or cold affects your sales. You could even track sales by the hour to see what time of day is best for sales. Or track sales by neighborhood or cookie booth location to see if you sell more cookies in certain areas. 

Don’t forget to track your Digital Cookie® or Smart Cookie® sales too. See if you notice any patterns with your online sales. At the end of cookie season, discuss with your troop how you could use what you’ve learned to increase business next year. Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself: 

  • What are the most important things to consider when tracking sales?
  • What goals are you trying to meet?
  • How will tracking sales help you improve your sales strategy?

Reflection:

Think about these questions:

  • What did you learn about tracking sales?
  • How can you improve how you track sales next year?
  • How can you share what you’ve learned about tracking sales with other girls?

Troop Leaders:  The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your  Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.

Girl Scouts at Home activities have been adapted from existing Girl Scout programming and optimized for use at home during a period of social distancing.

Adapted from Step 5 of the Junior Cookie CEO badge. Purchase the badge booklet to complete all requirements and earn the badge.