Product Programs are a great way for troops (both new and existing) to earn money for Girl Scout activities throughout the year or to get one step closer to reaching their next goal.
Product Program participation is open to all troops and Individual Girl Members. If a troop chooses not to participate together, girls from that troop may participate individually. To get started, submit your Intent Form today!
When girls participate in Girl Scout Product Programs, they learn five skills that are essential to leadership, to success, and to life.
Skill #1: Goal Setting
"I know I can do it!"
Girl Scouts learn how to set goals and create a plan to reach them! Girl Scout entrepreneurs are always on a mission. Whether it's through an exciting new adventure, a service project to improve their communities, an amazing summer at camp, or an eye-opening STEM activity, the goal is always to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troops all year long, while helping others too!
Skill #2: Decision
"I make smarter decisions."
Girl Scouts learn to make decisions on their own and as a team! Girl Scout entrepreneurs are leaders in the making. They make decisions about how to run and promote their Product Program sales, interact with customers, and spend their earnings. And when it comes time to make decisions in their personal lives, they’ll use what they learned to make the best choices.
Skill #3: Money Management
"I make change happen!"
Girl Scouts learn to create a budget and handle money! Girl
Scout entrepreneurs are always sharpening their money smarts. By
running their own businesses, they learn how to make correct change
for customers, count and manage their cash flow, and create a budget
to fund the experiences they want to have with their
Skill #4: People Skills
"I get a lifetime supply of confidence in every box."
Girl Scouts find their voice and build confidence through customer interactions. Girl Scout entrepreneurs are relationship-builders. By running their own businesses, they gain valuable practice communicating with customers; talking about their products and goals; and resolving conflict in a positive, productive way—all skills that will help them succeed in school, in business, and in life.
Skill #5: Business
"Selling cookies is more than just business."
Girl Scouts learn to act ethically, both in business and in life. Girl Scout entrepreneurs are honest, fair, and responsible. Through their businesses, they learn to always do the right thing by their troop members, customers, and communities—lessons that will carry them for a lifetime of leadership.