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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.

My Five Skills

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After being in Girl Scouts for seven years, I have learned a lot of things. Most of those things are the five skills of Girl Scouts that you see on all the boxes and cases of Girl Scout Cookies: money management, goal setting, decision making, people skills, and business ethics. 

With the money, sometimes the leader will help us tell the customer how much it is so you have to know a little math. We don't handle the actual money though. As for goal setting, I think the girls, as do I , like having to work toward, so the prizes are a motivation and just being able to say "this year I sold the most cookies." My troop is always so excited about the award ceremony at the end of Cookie Season to see how many cookies they sold. The cookies themselves play into the decision making. I mean, who wants to decide which cookies you want to get! They're all so delicious and I think most everyone can agree with me on that! Anyway, the 4th skill: people skills. I am not that good with people, but as the years have gone by I've slowly opened up and stopped cowering by the table and started asking more and more people if they would like to buy cookies.  Business ethics make up a small part of each of these too. 

The point is, I have learned things like different math skills, how to make and fulfill goals, make tricky decisions, communicate properly with people, and business skills I can use in the future. Girl Scouting is a great thing and can teach many other children very valuable skills that they will appreciate later in the future.

     -- Press Rep Angel

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Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program we are taught 5 essential skills. 

I have learned goal setting is very important and needed because if you don't have a goal you don't know what you're working for. Decision making is another skill learned through the Cookie Program. You first have to make decisions such as where you will sell your cookies because if you don't have decisions made you don't have any idea what your plan is. Another one of the 5 skills learned through the Cookie Program is money management and it is one of the most important things when selling cookies. You need to know how to count back change.

The more the girls can do, the better the selling. Let the older girls handle the money because it does take a little longer for the little ones to count back change. Always double count the change and add up the boxes sold right after the sale just to make sure that you have the correct amount of money. Having people skills is also another important skill when selling cookies.  Girl Scouts need to have good people skills because some people are not very nice and I have learned that you have to be nice no matter what. The last thing you learn is good business ethics.

To have a successful Cookie Sale, it's important to know how to run your cookie business and manage your money wisely.

     --- Press Rep Kyndall Boynton 

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Simone is a Girl Scout Junior in Troop 9151 and is excited about earning money to go on a troop trip with her friends by selling cookies. She feels that going on trips with a group of her friends would not be possible if she did not sell cookies. Simone says, "When you sell cookies, you get to tell people what you think. It gives you courage to ask questions and be out with other people."

Simone has set a cookie goal of 2,000 boxes which will earn her the pearl pendant necklace that she admires. She didn't meet her 2,000 boxes goal last year. But says she wants to challenge herself again this year because "you never know what you can do until you do it."

Simone loves earning patches and says that girls should appreciate their patches. This year, she wants to supply cookies to military troops by earning the Cookie Share patch saying, "It's a good thing for the world because when you are nice the niceness spreads."
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Hello, my name is Cheyenne and I am a Cadet Girl Scout and Press Rep. I am going to talk about Girl Scout cookies. My favorites are Caramel Delights, Lemonades and Thanks-a-Lots. I guess I love them because I love chocolaty, soft, melt-in-your-mouth kind of cookies. Lemonade cookies bring summer-like comfort to winter and spring.

I also love selling Girl Scout cookies! Before cookie sales start, we go to classes about how to count money, count back change, make deposits and keep track of how much we sold. This also helps in school math classes. But that's not all... I love to interact with people. We always greet our customers with a big smile. A smile can make people very happy just like OUR COOKIES can. So stay happy and enjoy!

 

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Cookie sales are always a divergent, enthralling experience each year. Whether or not you are participating just for the fun of it or to achieve a prize or money for summer camp, each sale is an adventure.Vending the famous merchandise is a unique experience that allows girls and leaders alike to think like entrepreneurs. The phrase "supply and demand" gains a new meaning when a young scout faces the reality of how to truly set a box of treats into a customer's hand in exchange for funds. Girls must adjust their thinking to encompass economical truths about the most prosperous avenues for their booths.

Trial and error also teaches scouts the polite approach for sales. Girls learn the importance of communication in our world today and the hefty reward achieved through dedication and perfected technique. The cuteness of each uniform also assists in impressing a customer.

Girl Scouting is an incredible organization, which allows girls to build a strong voice and power, then share it with the world. Cookie sales are a stepping-stone towards crafting this resoluteness of character. By facing different scenarios and perfecting new skills, scouts grow courage and confidence.

The physical profit of monetary gain allows girls the opportunity to seek new adventures. The funds have empowered scouts to attend summer camp, special Girl Scout Destinations, and much, much more. I was able to afford a magnificent, awe-inspiring sailing trip along the Florida Keys. Through these favorable advantages girls test their skills and continue to accomplish exceptional achievements.

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Hi! My name is Brittany and I am in Troop 8056 in Mobile, AL. I am going to tell you about the Girl Scout cookies that we are selling this year. 

My favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Shout Out because it is so yummy and delicious. I know that if you try them you will say they're yummy too. The first Girl Scout cookie was the Shortbread. I have tried the shortbread cookie and it is good. My troop used a recipe and made the first original cookie. My sister and I burned our cookies. The next one is the Thin Mint. I love them because if you freeze them they are yummy. The next cookie is the Caramel DeLite. I like them so much because they has so much coconut. My dad and I love to sit on the couch and eat them with a glass of milk. The next cookie is the Peanut Butter Patty. I don't like these very much but my sister Brianna LOVES them. She said they taste like a Reese's peanut butter cup. There is also a Peanut Butter Sandwich. The Thanks-A-Lot cookie is good and if you don't know how to say thank you, get a package of these and it says thank you in five different languages. I love the Lemonades also. They are good to eat with a glass of cold milk too. 

I like selling Girl Scout cookies because I get to meet new people. I like going to different places to sell cookies. My favorite part of selling Girl Scout cookies is the fun stuff my troop gets to do with the money and the cute prizes that I earn. I also get to go to camp with the money that I get from cookies that I sell. 

Last year, I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies. This year, I am going to sell that many cookies because I want to go to 2 weeks of camp. The thing I like about Girl Scouts is earning patches and going places. I love Girl Scouts! It's fun!

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Hi! It's Tori! I'm going to talk about Girl Scout cookies.  What's your favorite? My favorite is the Thin Mint! I like Thin Mints because they're so minty and chocolaty.  

 

The cookies are easy to sell. They are only $3.50 a box! The money we earn from selling cookies goes to Girl Scouts so that we can do fun stuff.  Some of the fun things we did with cookie money was we went to Camp Dixie and Camp Scoutshire Woods.  

 

The reason I like selling cookies is the cookie booths.  My mom and dad dress up in a cookie costume and lots of people think they are Spongebob because the costume is yellow.  Sometimes, I have to wear the cookie at the booth. 

 

The real reason the cookies are easy to sell is because no one can resist a cute Girl Scout.  Cookie sales are important because they taste good and the money helps all Girl Scouts. 

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