Results tagged “cookies” from Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama


You may be wondering what cookies have to do with manatees. 

For one thing, we sell cookies in the winter in our council, and in winter manatees swim in from cold water in the Gulf of Mexico looking for warm water springs. The other way that cookies have to do with manatees, is that my troop and I saved cookie proceeds from our sale last year and used those profits to take our own trip to warm waters to swim with the manatees. It was an awesomely awesome experience!

We snorkeled and saw 15 to 20 manatees. Some of them were swimming and "walking" along the bottom, but most of them were sleeping and if you stayed still long enough you could watch them rise to the top to breath and sink back down. 

We also went to Homosassa State Park wildlife refuge which you should check out if you are in the Crystal River area. We heard an interesting presentation on the manatees and we also met Lu, a hippo! He's not a native animal of Florida, but the Governor declared him a citizen, so he lives in the state park. He turns 57 this week! 

Everyone in our council should make the trip to see the manatees one winter.


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


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


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 


My name is Gabriella, and I'm a Cadette in Troop 8645 in Mobile. I have been a Girl Scout for almost five years, and in all that time, I still have not tasted a Girl Scout cookie. All of that will change this cookie season.

Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, which is an Auto-Immune Disease that causes my body to attack gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, spelt, rye, malt, and some oats. These attacks lead to damage on the villi, small fingerlike projections that line the small intestine and promote nutrient absorption. When the villi get damaged, nutrients cannot be absorbed properly into the body. Celiac disease is hereditary, meaning that it runs in families. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people.  

Currently, the only treatment for celiac disease is by sticking to a strict gluten-free diet. So for me, that means I am unable to eat things that my friends eat, like donuts, pizza and cookies that contain gluten. It is hard sometimes to watch others eat snacks and treats that I am unable to eat. But this cookie season all that will change. Our council will be getting a shipment of gluten-free Girl Scout cookies! I'm really excited about these new cookies. I can't wait for cookie season to start so I can say I ate a Girl Scout Cookie. I hope they sell well so we can get them again next year. 

We have the adorable mascot for 2015:


Now it's time to vote for the 2016 Cookie Mascot!


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."

Cookie sales are a good way to give young girls the foundation to be outgoing and wonderful sales persons. It gave me confidence because it pushed me to go up to people and ask if they wanted to buy my product. Now that I am 11 (almost 12) I am very outgoing. Also, I find it fun to yell out "Girl Scout cookies for sale!".

Spending time with friends at cookie booths is always a blast, but my favorite part is that it helps out a charity with the donations that we receive. Our Troop for example, Troop 9192, is donating to our Senior Center. So it proves to those very few who think that Girl Scouts don't really help out our community like we say, that we really do help our community. How many kids can say that they have been a tremendous help to the community? A few, but Girl Scouts do it all of the time!


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!


Brianna-new.jpgHi! My name is Brianna and my favorite Girl Scout cookie is the Peanut Butter Pattie. The Peanut Butter Pattie is a chocolate and peanut butter cookie. I like it because it tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup. 

My favorite part of selling girl scout cookies is my troop collecting all the money we earned by selling Girl Scout cookies. We get to go on many fun and exciting adventures. For example, my troop used our money to go to the YMCA. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, and many other food items. Before cookie sales started, two of my friends and I delivered cookie informational packages to different TV stations, radio stations, and different businesses. When I sell boxes of cookies to other people, I love to see the smile on their faces when they walk away with their Girl Scout cookies. 

Girl Scout cookie sales teach us responsibility, management skills, and marketing. It also teaches us to work together as a team. I can't wait to sell cookies each year. I sold over 2,000 boxes of cookies last year and I hope to sell that many this year. I would like to go to 2 weeks of Girl Scout camp.

Aliyah-new.jpgSelling Girl Scout cookies can teach a person many things. I have learned a number of techniques from selling Girl Scout cookies. It helped in areas such as marketing, managing money, safety, and setting goals.    
When selling cookies, there has to be a way for people to know cookies are being sold. A few ways are telling friends and asking them to spread the word, sending out emails, and making signs and putting the signs on a vehicle . These marketing techniques should help boost your cookie sale rate. 

The next skill that I learned was how to manage money. The biggest part of managing money is learning how to make a budget and stick to it. With this budget, you can plan out what different types of things you want to do with the profit that is made. 

 While I was preparing for Girl Scouts I learned about how to be a safe sales person. I learned to always go door to door with a buddy and adult, never give out any personal information like your last name or home address, and never go into a stranger's house. 

The last, and most important, part of being a successful sales person is setting goals. Setting goals help me focus on things that are important and to not lose focus. Setting goals and reaching them also gives me a happy feeling and tells me I can do anything if I put my mind to it. In the end, learning these techniques can take me very far in the future.

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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!


Over the span of ten years being a Girl Scout, I have many special memories dedicated to selling and of course eating Girl Scout cookies! 

My all-time favorite cookies are the Peanut Butter Patties. My reason being, not only because of its soft chocolaty outside and its peanut butter covered crispy vanilla cookie on the inside, but also the experiences associated with this one cookie. The first campouts with my troop, our cookie selling booths at the flea market,  the fun nights associated to "trying the products" with Mrs. Libby's delicious pink lemonade to find our favorites during our meetings, and the telling of my experiences to younger girls now that I am a senior. 

Ever since the 1930's when the first cookies were sold, Girl Scouts across the world can now take pride, leadership, and dedication not just to win a cool beach towel or an MP3 player but to spread the happiness and joy of being a Girl Scout through a small box of scrumptious Peanut Butter Patties.


Hi! My name is Susan. I'm a Cadette Girl Scout in Troop 9204. Last summer, my troop went on a big trip to Atlanta, Georgia with our cookie money. Earlier last year, we voted on what we would do with the cookie money. Would we give our share of the money to the council and bring home cool prizes, or would we keep our share and go on a big trip? We voted to go on a trip.

At the beginning of summer vacation, my mom and I woke up early one morning. We got dressed and packed our bags. We were ready to go to Atlanta, Georgia. My troop met up in a church parking lot where we sorted out who would ride in what vehicle. After that, we drove to our destination.

Once we arrived, we all went to Subway and bought ourselves a sandwich. Then, we went to Stone Mountain. It was so cool! We climbed all the way to the top. The view was amazing! You could see downtown Atlanta from there! We all climbed back down the way we came up and ate dinner on the grass in front of the mountain. Once it got dark, we got to watch a cool laser show on the side of the mountain.

By then it was late, so after the show we drove to the hotel, checked in, and fell right asleep. The next day, we checked out and went to The World of Coca-Cola. We had a great time! We even got to try foreign sodas! Afterwards, we walked to the Georgia Aquarium. I loved the beluga whales!

Finally, we finished our trip off with a walk through Centennial Park, and ate lunch at the CNN center. Overall, I had a fun time on our trip. I hope my troop can sell a lot of cookies this year so we can go on another fun trip!



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. 

Cookie season planning starts very, very early!  Our baker is working on the 2013 cookie season  -- and the mascot is a


Should she be named Azul, Blu, Daphne, Dottie, Dylan, Fin, Grace, Sunni or Squirt?

Just visit, click on GIRLS, your age-level, and then on "Cast Your Vote" in the upper right corner to vote for your favorite 12/13 mascot name! 

The poll will be open until Friday, January 27th so vote now! 
A stoat, or ermine.

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Okay, baby stoats like this one can't vote, but YOU can!

It's time to choose recognitions for the 2012 Cookie Event and they will be chosen by Girl Scouts -- as in you!

All you need to do is click on Little Miss Stoat here and you will go to the voting web site where you can help choose items for each level of Cookie sales.  The mascot this year is Penguins (but penguin doesn't rhyme with vote, so a baby stoat is the best we could do...).

Anyway, vote by July 13 to help choose!
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Use your Cookie Bucks or Destinations money to go to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the Multiple Award-Winning Show


Not Available to the General Public! 

The Premiere of our Award-Winning Exclusive Broadway Girl Scout Event: "For Good"


Saturday, JANUARY 29, 2011

Interactive Broadway Workshop from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Broadway Matinee of Wicked at 2 p.m.


Package includes Interactive Workshop, Interactive Resource Guide, Special WICKED Girl Scout Patch, and Preferred Seating to the Show for $146.25 (Orchestra/Front Mezzanine), $111.25 (Mid Mezzanine), $86.25 (Rear Mezzanine)


The Exciting Education Workshop includes...

  • Interaction with the Girl Scout community
  • High profile female key note speakers who are successful leaders in their field
  • Learn music and choreography from the show
  • Present community service projects for members of the Broadway company
  • Interact with Wicked cast members and behind-the-scenes creative team professionals in an Intimate Question and Answer Session
  • Earn an exclusive Wicked Girl Scout patch
  • Attend the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Wicked with an audience of Girl Scouts from across the country
  • Opportunity to fulfill Silver and Gold Leadership Awards
  • Chance to win a backstage visit!


No orders accepted after September 27, 2010


To purchase tickets and for more info, contact:  StudentsLive (212) 220-6000  


"Programs like these enable a new generation of audiences to make theater arts a permanent part of their lives."

- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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