Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into leaders of courage, confidence, and character. The 5 Skills girls learn through the Cookie Program are an important ingredient in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These Skills help girls succeed in the largest girl-led business in the world.

Goal Setting: Girls set cookie sales goals individually and with her team, creates a plan to reach them, and develops cooperation and team building skills all along the way!
Decision Making: Girls help decide how her team will spend their cookie money, furthering her critical thinking and problem solving skills that will help her in many aspects of her life.
Money Management: Girls give their sales pitch, handles customers’ money and gains valuable and practical life skills around financial literacy.
People Skills: Girls learn how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help her develop healthy relationship and conflict resolution skills she can use throughout her life.
Business Ethics: Girls are honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics here reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout.