5 Skills

this is about so much more
than selling cookies

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the most popular program in Girl Scouting, and there's a reason why: girls get results when they participate. The Cookie Program has grown to become the world's largest girl-led business - girls take the lead and make decisions in ways they never have before. 

When a girl sells you a box of cookies, she's doing a lot more than enticing you with her charm and impressive business acumen: she's learning. 


 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.