It’s cookie season!..well almost. It’s “preparing for cookie season” - season, so on today’s podcast, we are going to discuss the Cookie Activity Pin and the 5 Skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program strives to teach girls.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program
Is the world’s largest girl-led business
Is how most girls earn money to do all the awesome things they do in Girl Scouts.
Emphasizes teaching entrepreneurship skills
Where to find information about your sale
Talk to you council or Service Unit/Area
Councils determine prices, dates, and other factors for your sale
The Girl Scout Cookie Program’s 5 Skills for Girls
And if you’ve been paying attention to GSUSA’s program strategy lately, Entrepreneurship is a pillar they see as crucial for building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Cookie Activity Pin
A new pin is released each year in a new color. See the 2019 Pin here.
It is worn on the front of the vest and can be see in these uniform examples.
To earn it, girls complete activities focusing on each of the 5 Skills. See the requirements here.
The Role of Parents
Leaders focus on these skills with the girls to get ready for the Girl Scout Cookie Program, but girls usually only sell with a leader during booth sales. That’s why our freebie today is a note to parents with some reminders about how they can keep the 5 skills the focus in their Girl Scout’s girl-led business. Parents play a key role in the cookie program, so these tips will help them keep their Girl Scout in charge. So go-ahead and download it now.