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The 5 Skills

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is about so much more than just cookies. By practicing their pitch, deciding how to run their cookie booth and managing payments for a box of Thin Mints, girls are learning valuable skills that could lead to owning their own business or becoming a Fortune 500 CEO someday. Yes, really!

Learn more about the 5 Skills learned in the Cookie Program and, more importantly, why they matter:

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Goal Setting: Girls set 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.

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Decision Making: Girls decide when and where to sell, how to market their sale and what to do with earnings. Girls need to know how to make smart decisions throughout their lives.

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Money Management: Girls develop a budget, take orders & handle customers’ money. Whether it's an allowance or a paycheck, girls need to know how to manage money.

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People Skills: Girls learn how to talk (and listen!) to their customers, as well as how to work as a team. This matters because it helps them do better in school and, later, at work.

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Business Ethics: Girls act honestly & responsibly during every step of the Cookie Program. This matters because employers want to hire ethical employees and leaders in all fields.

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