Selling cookies is a tradition that dates back as early as 1917 when Girl Scouts® began selling home-baked cookies to raise money to help their troop and community. In 1936, Girl Scouts of the USA began licensing cookie bakers. Since then, the selling of Girl Scout Cookies® has grown into a highly successful program that helps girls learn and practice important leadership skills while earning proceeds for their team and council activities
Through Girl Scouting, girls become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures too! The Girl Scout Cookie Program provides an important ingredient for leadership by helping girls develop five key skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics. Download this flyer with examples of what the 5 Skills can do for your Girl Scout. Keep them handy to remind yourself why the Girl Scout Cookie Program matters and how you can encourage your Girl Scout to develop into a leader!
Keeping girls safe during the Girl Scout Cookie® activity is a number-one priority. Learn more here.