Please bring the following forms to the training:
- Parent/Guardian Product Program Permission & Responsibility Agreement
- ACH Debit Authorization
- Troop Cookie Chair Agreement
- Cookie Program Discrepancy Report
- December 8 & 13, 2016: Troop Cookie Chair Training – Montrose
- January 6, 2017: Booth Selection Round 1
- January 7, 2017: Starting Inventory Order (SIO) Due
- January 22, 2017: Cookie Kickoff – Pacific Community Center
- January 28, 2017: Delivery Day
- January 29, 2017: Go Day! Start Selling Cookies
- February 10, 2017: Boothing Begins
- February 24, 2017: First ACH Debit Due
- March 12, 2017: Cookie Program Ends
- March 31, 2017: Final ACH Debit Due
- Elite 1000: May 6th at Disneyland Resort
- Club 500: May 20th at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
- 1500+ Event: June 10th-11th ~ Weekend at Osito Rancho
- 3000+ Event: June 17th ~ Universal Studios VIP Experience
- 2000+ Event: June 21st ~ Limo and Lunch with CEO Lise
5 Skills Girls Learn from the Cookie Program
The 5 Skills that girls learn through participating in the Girl Scout Fall Product Program are valuable life skills that she can apply to her everyday life. [Five Skills for Girls Overview]
A goal can include the number of boxes she wants to sell, a trip or project she hopes to fund, or a cool reward or experience (Club 500!) she hopes to earn. When your girls sets a goal, it teaches her to plan ahead and set high standards for herself. This ambition can teach her to aim high in school, her career, and in life!
Running a business is all about working with a group to make smart decisions. Decisions might include how the troop will use its money, how you will decorate your table, or what role each girl will take at a booth. This practice of problem solving teaches girls to think on their feet, a key skill of a good leader.
Taking orders, handling customers’ money, and tracking on sales goals, are all hands-on lessons in financial literacy. Learning to budget and understanding the value of a dollar will help her make smart financial decisions in the future, like saving for something big she really wants versus spending her money often on little things.
Learning how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies is important. These experiences allow her to develop healthy relationship and conflict resolution skills she can use throughout her life. She can learn to ask a teacher for help, work with others on school projects, or become part of a sports team.
Your Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout. Because she is honest, her friends, classmates, and teachers count on her and think of her as trustworthy. Everyone likes knowing and working with someone that is honest and responsible.