Welcome to the 2012-2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Click here to read a welcome message from GSCM CEO, Traci Barnett.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the country. Much more than a fundraiser, it’s a unique, hands-on way for girls to develop five-essential skills that are core to the Girl Scout Leadership Program:
- Money management
- People skills
- Business ethics
The Girl Scout Cookie Program: What Grown-Ups Need to Know
How you can help
Families are an important part of the tradition, values and fun of Cookie Season. Here is how you can support your Girl Scout and help her get the most of the experience
Goal-setting is an important life skill. She’ll go far if she knows how to set a high goal and reach it. Ask about her group’s goals and help her set personal goals. Help her fill her goals in on her order card and encourage her to talk about goals with customers.
Support her sales
She needs you to be on her side as she develops the confidence to ask people for orders. Listen to her practice her sales message, arrange booth site sales at work, places of worship or other locations frequented by people who love Girl Scout cookies. Go with her to sell and deliver cookies.
Her group is sure to need volunteers willing to chaperone booth sales, pick up cookies and more. Want to get more involved? Click here to find out more about our Cookie Volunteer opportunities. Become a cookie volunteer.
Sign her up for Cookie Club
Cookie Club is a safe website where girls can send emails requesting online orders from family and friends. She can learn about goals and track her progress. By sharing your email contacts, you can help her reach her goals in a way that is faster and more efficient for the whole family. Customers order nearly twice as many cookies online. (Girls still must deliver cookies and collect payment in person. Council practices for registration will vary.)
Be a good role model for safety and good decision-making. Help your girl understand the safety rules for selling Girl Scout Cookies. Click here to download Cookie Product Sale Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Download a Family Activity Guide
Download a Girl Scout Cookie Program Family Guide to help you come up with more ideas to help your girl throughout the Girl Scout Cookie Sale.