The Girl Scout Cookie Program isn't actually about cookies. Would you believe it if we told you that? Yes, girls selling cookies is a great way for them to fund troop activities (learn more about how cookie proceeds are used here).
The Cookie Program is also a fantastic way for your Girl Scout to learn five skills that will transfer over into other areas of her life. Sure, learning money management will likely help her when she's in high school, college or beginning her professional life. But you might also notice she is more responsible with her allowance now.
Plus, every girl who participates in the Cookie Program is helping make her Girl Scout experience possible. Does she love camp? Proceeds from the case of Shortbread cookies she sells the next door neighbor may help feed her favorite horse at Camp Misty Meadows! Participation in the Cookie Program also helps keep activity costs low for everyone.
The Cookie Program isn’t just about cookies – it’s about giving girls a valuable life experience that will help shape them into the type of young woman who grows up to be a smart, responsible citizen of the world. And we can all agree that we want to raise those types of girls.
This page will provide you a quick overview of everything you need to know about the 2018 Cookie Program. For complete details, see pages 5-10 of the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of The Golden Link.