I hope you all had a great first weekend of cookie booth sales. While I wish the weather would have cooperated a little more (actually, a lot more) for us, the intrepid girls I saw selling were having a good time, which is what it's all about.
One of the many things our girls learn from the cookie sale is business etiquette. As we head into these long weeks of booth sales, it's good to remember that a positive, polite, and friendly attitude is important. Demonstrating this kind of behavior starts with you and me. As Girl Scout parents and volunteers, it's important that we remember that, at each interaction with a potential customer, our girls are watching. They look to us to model the behavior we wish to see from them.
Don't get me wrong. As a Girl Scout mom, I am horrified when someone is rude to my daughter or her friends at a booth sale - or won't answer the door of their home on Walkabout Weekend (when there are five cars in the driveway...), but it's my job and yours to remind our girls to stay positive, smile, and not return rudeness with kindness - even if we have to grit our teeth to do it.
Thank you for supporting our girls in their entrepreneurial efforts and for teaching them lessons that will last a lifetime. Together, we are building stronger young women every day.