Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts focus on:
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
Life Skills/Healthy Living
Girl Scouts prepare girls for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind, proven leadership development program that pairs girls with strong, caring female role models and mentors who prepare them to take the lead from age 5 to 18 and into adulthood.
Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into leaders of courage, confidence, and character. The 5 Skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program are an important ingredient in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
A Girl Scout sets cookie sales goals individually and with her team, creates a plan to reach them, and develops Cooperation and Team Building skills along the way!
A Girl Scout helps decide how her team will spend their cookie money, furthering her Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills that will help her in many aspects of her life.
A Girl Scout takes cookie orders, handles customers’ money, and gains valuable and Practical Life Skills around financial literacy.
A Girl Scout learns how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help her develop Healthy Relationship and Conflict Resolution skills she can use throughout her life.
A Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics here reinforce the Positive Values she is developing as a Girl Scout.
Girl Scouts share a cookie inspired recipe:
THIN MINT CHOCOLATE PARFAIT
• 1 package (3.9 ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
• 2 cups cold skim milk
• 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
• 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
• 6-8 drops green food coloring
• Thin Mint cookies crushed