Hi! My name is Tamatha. I have been in Girl Scouts for four years. Every year at cookie season, I make a goal for where I want to sell up to. This year I want to sell up to 500 boxes. Instead of just making a goal for us, we can make a goal for the troop by selling enough cookies and getting enough money, we can go on trips like the Birmingham Zoo.
Our troop also has to make decisions by deciding what trip we will go on. We also have to decide how many cookies to bring to booth sales. When we have a booth sale at the mall for three hours, we will decide on how the cookies usually sell and how many hours we are selling. If Thanks-a-lots sell really well, we will bring 3 or 4 cases, but if Lemonades don't sell that well, we will only bring 1 or 2 cases.
When my troop earned the Money Management badge, we had to learn that when a customer bought two boxes of cookies it would cost $7.00 and if they paid with a $10 bill, they would get $3 back; but if they pay with a $20 bill, they would get $13 back. If we bought 2 movie tickets and each are $6 and we pay with a $20 bill, we will get $8 back.
I learn how to communicate with different people by being polite using manners, listening to people and lots of others. When selling cookies, you have to be able to ask politely. I learn to be courteous by listening to why they want to buy cookies and why they do not want to buy cookies and accepting their reasons.
Selling cookies is a business and I am a part of that business. I learn how to take care of money and give correct change. I learned a whole lot about supply and demand. Having enough cookies for the demand of my customers, keeps me very busy.
As a Girl Scout and part of the cookie business, I have learned a whole lot and will learn more with each cookie sale.