This year, the girls in our council were more successful with their Cookie Program than ever before!
than 12,000 Girl Scouts in Nebraska (and Carter Lake, Iowa)
participated and 485 girls sold 500 or more boxes. There were an amazing
44 girls who sold more than 1,000 boxes (compared to only 15 girls in
2012) and one exceptionally entrepreneurial Girl Scout sold 2,603 boxes –
a new Spirit of Nebraska record!
It takes a lot of determination to
sell Girl Scout Cookies, so we know that it takes a little something
extra special to sell 500 or 1000 boxes! Check out our 500 and 1000
Club members by opening the document below and watch the 1000 Club video
to learn the secrets to cookie selling success.
“Thank you” to our volunteers and parents for supporting the girls
during this year’s program! Your encouragement, coaching, and guidance
are key ingredients for a successful Cookie Program experience. We truly
appreciate everything you do to help girls during the cookie season and
throughout the year.
When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she’s doing more than just providing you with a delightful treat; she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. Through her participation in the Cookie Program, a Girl Scout learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects essential to leadership development.
By developing in these 5 key skill areas, a girl will realize that there are no limits to what she can do and who she can become; she will have the tools to overcome any challenge.
Why the 5 Skills Matter:
Girls set Girl Scout Cookie sales goals and create a plan to reach them. This matters because girls need to know how to set and reach goals to succeed in school, on the job and in life.
Girls decide where and when to sell cookies, how to market their sale and what to do with their earnings. This matters because girls will make many decisions, big and small, throughout their lives and learning this skill helps them make good ones.
Girls develop a budget, take cookie orders and handle customers’ money. This matters because girls need to know how to handle money—from their lunch money to their allowance to (someday) their paycheck.
Girls learn how to talk (and listen!) to their customers, as well as learning how to work as a team with other girls. This matters because it helps them do better in school (on group projects, on sports teams and on the playground) and, in the future, at work.
Girls act honestly and responsibly throughout every step of their Cookie Program. This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees—and the world needs ethical leaders in every field.
Learn more about the 5 Skills by visiting Girl Scouts of the USA’s website and by watching this video.