Welcome to the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio’s (GSSGC) Cookie Blog
The cookie program changes lives plain and simple. That delicious box of goodness opens up a world full of possibilities and all it takes is hard work. Nothing in life, worth having or achieving, comes easily rather you must work for it. The cookie lays a foundation of life skills you will draw upon in a reality-based setting of highs and lows ups and downs and timelines. From planning and budgeting to goal setting, financial literacy and business ethics, work ethic and let us not forget tenacity, bravery and unwavering belief in self every one of these skills you will draw upon when adulting. Amazing isn’t it that a 50-day program could teach all of that. Yet it does so very efficiently if you work the program. When we focus not on the numbers we sell and rather upon on what we learn and gain from those numbers we learn that success comes from the doing of it and the believing in, and the never giving up on, our own abilities. The Power of The Cookie is tangible and it matters. We have the ability, via a little bit of deliciousness, to change our stars and create the future we wish to see. Be it by using the earned troop proceeds to take action in the community or for paying your way to Europe. When we see the benefit of our efforts we realize that hard work is worth it. This builds young women who become employable teens and adults who are active participants in their communities and country. Girl Scouting is most definitely “so much more” than the cookie but the cookie is 100% the catalyst to most of what we do in Girl Scouting. Teaching never to give up when it comes time for higher awards, teaching bravery so that going to camp isn’t so scary, taking us outside our communities so that outreach and community service become natural elements of our lives and of course funding the way for both troop and council programming. Achieve your way through your own two hands. What a powerful lesson to be sure.
Wishing you the bravery to participate, the patience to stick with it, the joy of success and the wisdom of altering course when things don’t work as planned.