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Girl Scouts & 5 Skills They Learn : Motherhood Monday

I have a daughter who I would like to join this organization. When I was a young child, it was never presented to me as an option but I now see what I missed too! Honestly, because my daughter was so young the Girl Scouts only appeared to me when it was Cookie Selling time. Now that my daughter is old enough to participate, I see Girl Scouts everywhere as if it’s a sign! I know, I am deep! Hahaha!!

PicMonkey CollageI learned today at the Official Girl Scouts Press Conference in Atlanta, that they do more than sell cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie program is the largest girl-led financial literacy program in the world.

Through Girl Scouting, girls build courage, confidence and character, become leaders in their daily lives and prepare for their bright futures! Girl Scout Product Programs, such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program, provide important ingredients for leadership by helping girls develop five key life skills.

The 5 Skills Girls Learn:

  1. Goal Setting – Girls learn set goals
  2. Decision Making – Girls learn Smart Decisions
  3. Money Management – Girls learn how to manage money
  4. People Skills – Girls learn to interact with people more confidently
  5. Business Ethics – Girls learn how to run a business the right way.

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These are a few of their most popular cookies! Yum! I love me some Thin Mints! If you look below, you can see these cookies don’t have the added artificial chemical and preservatives that so many worry about.cookie infoFacts & Statistics

  • Girls sell more than 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million cookie customers
  • There is a direct correlation between women business leaders and Girl Scouts – 80 percent of women business owners, 69 percent of female U.S. Senators, 67 percent of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts and virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space was also a Girl Scout.
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta anticipates selling 4.3 million boxes of Girl Scouts Cookies between now and Mid-March.
  • 85% of girls developed money management skills: developing budgets, taking cookie orders and handling customers’ money.
  • 77% of girls developed the decision-making skills: learning how to work as a team to develop a basic business plan, deciding when and where to sell cookies and reaching agreements on what to do with the money they earned.

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Are you a former Girl Scout? Is your daughter currently involved? What do you like about it most?

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  • Reply
    Karon
    February 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

    The skills girls learn selling cookies is just one of the many reasons why I’m happy my daughter is a Girl Scout!

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      Bernetta
      February 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      That’s awesome Karon!!

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    Britton
    February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I was a girl scout when I was younger and my daughter is now one as well. I look back at those times and have so many great memories. I still communication with ladies from my old troop, so the friendships that are formed through Girl Scouts are truly worth while! I can vouch for that and I encourage EVERYONE I know with daughters to get them in the organization. A few friends of mine are looking to start a troop of our own in August.

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      Bernetta
      February 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Really Britton! That is awesome. I know my daughter is going to love it!

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    Katherine G
    February 13, 2014 at 2:03 am

    This is a great post. I wish I had joined when I was younger. I also wish I had encouraged my daughter to join. Girl scouts sounds like an awesome organization.

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    Charlotte
    February 15, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I was a Brownie for two years but because of lack of participation Girl Scout was offered no longer in my community. Both my daughters are Girl Scout. My baby is a Daisy and my oldest is a Junior. They loved it. My oldest went camping last year and had a great time.

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