Chocolates and Cookies

 

the world's largest girl-led business
is about a lot more than a box of cookies

You know how this works: every year for a few weeks, teams of Girl Scouts across the country make available the best cookies you've ever had. You stockpile, because you know they'll leave soon.

That short, frenzied sale has grown into the world's largest girl-led business. And cookies are not their only product: have you heard about our Fall Product Sale? 

These unbelievable nuts and chocolates will do more than hold you over until cookies come back - you'll crave them, too. Girl Scouts don't stop there: they also have a great magazine sale that makes ordering print or digital subscriptions a breeze. 

They do it all, and they do it all to learn the 5 Skills. The Girl Scout Product Program is just one way that Girl Scouts grow up to run their own businesses, fly in space, or solve big problems. 


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the 5 skills

  • Goal Setting

    Girls set sales goals and, with their team, create a plan to reach them. This matters because girls need to know how to set and reach girls to succeed in school, on the job, and in life.

  • Decision Making

    Girls decide where and when to sell, how to market their sale, and what to do with the earnings. This matters because girls must make many decisions, big and small, in their lives. Learning this skill helps them make good ones.

  • Money Management

    Girls develop a budget, take orders, and handle customer's money. This matters because girls need to know how to handle money - from their lunch money to their allowance to (someday) their paycheck.

  • People Skills

    Girls learn how to talk (and listen!) to their customers, as well as how to work as a team with other girls. This matters because it helps them do a better job in school (on group projects, on sports teams, and on the playground) and, later, at work.

  • Business Ethics

    Girls act honestly and responsibly during every step of the product sale. This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees - and the world needs ethical leaders in every field.