The Girl Scout Cookie Program – Developing Service, Skills and Leadership
Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into
leaders of Courage, Confidence, and Character. The 5 Skills girls learn
through the Girl Scout Cookie Program are an important ingredient in the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
These are essential skills needed to successfully navigate life—whether
working on a high-school science project team, running a household,
being a project manager or a company CEO.
5 Skills in Action
Here are a few examples of how participating in the Cookie Program
teaches Girl Scouts skills that will help them grow into leaders in
their own life, leaders in business, and leaders in the world:
Parents, Coach Your Girl Scout!
Earning While Learning: Activities and Program
GOAL SETTING: Your Girl Scout 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!
DECISION MAKING: Your Girl Scout helps decide how her team will spend
their cookie money, furthering the Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
skills that will help her in many aspects of her life.
MONEY MANAGEMENT: Your Girl Scout takes cookie orders, handles
customers’ money, and gains valuable and Practical Life Skills around
PEOPLE SKILLS: Your Girl Scout 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.
BUSINESS ETHICS: Your Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every
step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics reinforce the Positive
Values she is developing as a Girl Scout.