- Girls greet families at the door and take them to their seats.
- A girl calls the meeting to order and welcomes parents. She introduces the adult volunteer.
- The adult volunteer discusses the following:
A. Skills Gained - In addition to being a money-earning project, the Cookie Program is a unique and valuable way that Girl Scouts learn five skills that are core to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These skills are:
- Goal Setting as she sets cookie sales goals and makes a plan to reach them
- Decision-Making as she decides how her team will spend the cookie money
- Money Management as she takes orders and handles customers’ money
- People Skills as she learns to talk and listen to all kinds of people while selling cookies
- Business Ethics as she is honest and responsible every step of the way
B. Parent Involvement Appreciated – Explain how important it is to girls that they get to spend more time with their parents during the cookie sale.
C. Proceeds Critical to Girl Scouting - The Cookie Program supports all of the girls in the local council and makes it possible to provide girl programs, low-cost council events, training, resources and support for adult programs.
D. The Cookie Sale logistics – permission forms, rewards, dates, money collection, etc. Stress that person-to-person sales are always most effective.
E. Online Sales - Inform parents that Girl Scouts of Manitou Council will be sending them “How to’s” to help their daughter set up her online sales as a supplement to person-to-person sales.
F. Permission forms – distribute or collect
4. Girls take turns explaining the group’s goals. They may wish to share songs, projects or games.
5. A girl thanks everyone for coming and says good-bye.