Everyone's favorite time of year ... COOKIE TIME!
What the girls are doing now?
Cookie Rally time. Girls are learning about the five skills and the safety guidelines for selling cookies. They are getting a glimpse of what it will be like to run their own company. This is the goal setting stage. There are also some decisions to be made. Girls/troops should be setting goals and deciding how they will use the cookie proceeds, whether it be towards a take action project or to take a trip that helps them to learn along their Journeys.
What the girls will be doing in two weeks?
Girls will be taking pre-orders. This means that friends and families will be placing orders before the cookies arrive. This is where people skills and personal goal setting comes into play. Girls will have a pretty good idea of where they are with their personal goal after pre-orders.
What the girls will be doing in a month?
Girls will be delivering the cookies that were ordered and selling even more at the cookie booths. This is the time when the girls will get to put those money management skills and business ethics to work. Delivering the cookies when promised tells your customers you are professional and reliable. They are more likely to be return customers if they received excellent customer service. When collecting money for the cookies sold, girls will get to use those math skills to ensure that it all balances out.
What the girls get for a lifetime?
Girls take away 5 essential business skills from running their own cookie business. Those skills will last a lifetime. They will come in handy in the future. Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics are all things that adults use on a daily basis. There is more to those cookies than what is in the box.