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!!
I 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:
- Goal Setting – Girls learn set goals
- Decision Making – Girls learn Smart Decisions
- Money Management – Girls learn how to manage money
- People Skills – Girls learn to interact with people more confidently
- Business Ethics – Girls learn how to run a business the right way.
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.Facts & 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.
Are you a former Girl Scout? Is your daughter currently involved? What do you like about it most?