2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program Parent Guide - page 10

Girls have greater success in Girl Scout Cookie Programactivities when
families are informed and involved. These tips will help you turn “cookie
time” into “family time” and provide important ways you can guide and
support your Girl Scout to cookie success!
• Make sure your Girl Scout is a registeredmember of Girl Scouts of
the USA for the current Girl Scout membership year.
• Attend her troop/group cookie training. Be sure to ask the cookie
volunteer for your Girl Scout’s troop or group how you can help with
meetings or with other tasks.
• Understand the 5 Skills for Girls and how they impact your Girl Scout.
• Work with her to set goals and track her progress. Encourage her
to set up an account on COCO, your Girl Scout’s online Cookie
Command Center for goal setting, planning andmarketing.
• Encourage her tomake a telephone or email contact list of her
friends and family. She can create and send eCards in the Online
Cookie Marketing section of COCO.
• Reviewanddiscuss SafetyGuidelines fromwww.abcsmartcookies.com.
• Coach her in selling techniques, including how to share her goals, and
suggest additional reasons to purchase cookies.
• Accompany your Girl Scout to support her as she sells.
• Discuss how you can help her reach her goals, such as giving rides
when she needs themor safeguarding her cookiemoney. Remember,
closing the sale is her responsibility.
• Allow your Girl Scout to participate in a booth sale and volunteer to
help. Ask friends, vendors, and colleagues if they will allow a booth
sale at their location, and/or be a driver or a supervising adult for a
booth sale.
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Girl Scout
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