for families

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Program. Click here to read a welcome message from GSCM CEO, Violet Apple.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the country. Much more than a fundraiser, it’s a unique, hands-on way for girls to develop five-essential skills that are core to the Girl Scout Leadership Program:

  • Goal-setting
  • Decision-making
  • Money management
  • People skills
  • Business ethics

The Girl Scout Cookie Program: What Grown-Ups Need to Know

How you can help

Families are an important part of the tradition, values and fun of Cookie Season. Here is how you can support your Girl Scout and help her get the most of the experience

Encourage goal-setting
Goal-setting is an important life skill. She’ll go far if she knows how to set a high goal and reach it. Ask about her group’s goals and help her set personal goals. Help her fill her goals in on her order card and encourage her to talk about goals with customers.

Support her sales
She needs you to be on her side as she develops the confidence to ask people for orders. Listen to her practice her sales message, arrange booth site sales at work, places of worship or other locations frequented by people who love Girl Scout cookies. Go with her to sell and deliver cookies.

Her group is sure to need volunteers willing to chaperone booth sales, pick up cookies and more. Want to get more involved? Click here to find out more about our Cookie Volunteer opportunities. Become a cookie volunteer.

Practice safety
Be a good role model for safety and good decision-making. Help your girl understand the safety rules for selling Girl Scout Cookies. Click here to download Cookie Product Sale Safety Activity Checkpoints.


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