There’s more to Girl Scouts…than what’s in the box!
When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she’s building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
By putting her mind and energies to something, a Girl Scout can overcome any challenge. There are no limits. She can be anything. She can do anything.
Girl Scouts are business minded!
5 Essential Life Skills
1. Goal Setting
Girls set sales goals and, with their team, create a plan to reach them.
2. Decision Making
Girls develop a basic business plan for sales and work as a team to decide when and where to sell cookies, and what to do with the money they earn.
3. Money Management
Girls develop a budget, take orders, handle customers’ money and gain valuable practical life skills.
4. People Skills
Girls learn how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling their product.
5. Business Ethics
Girls are honest and responsible during every step of the sale.
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council (GSSGC) serves more than 10,000 girls in Riverside and San Bernardino counties with the dedicated support of 5,000 adult volunteers.
We believe that in order to be a leader within your community, you have to truly become a part of that community. Girl Scouts offer girls the unique opportunity to identify and support issues that are important to them, form partnerships with other people, businesses and organizations and create sustainable projects that change the world around them.
In 2012 Girl Scouts celebrated its centennial. For over 100 years, we’ve helped young women develop the courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. This February 8th we are celebrating National Girl Scout Cookie Day!
Although this blog is primarily designed to speak to our GSSGC family, there’s plenty of exciting information available for cookie fans, too. Browse our Girl Scout Cookies 101 page to see which tasty treats are available in our area. A Girl Scout cookie recipes page has been added, but we need your help to make it great. Last, but certainly not least, visit our I Care page to see how Girl Scouts is helping military families across the nation.