This year we have reworked several of the contests from previous years into Patch Programs. This means that rather than being entered into a drawing or needing to be first in line to get your submission in, every participating Girl Scout can earn a patch. Each patch program is also tied to one of the five business skills girls learn by participating in the Cookie Program. Our goals for the 2019 Patch Programs are more opportunities for girl participation, more hearing about what girls are learning, and less competition.
2019 Cookie Patch Programs
2019 Cookie Contests
The 5 Skills:
Goal Setting: Sets cookie sales goals individually and, with her team, creates a plan to reach them. She develops cooperation and team building skills all along the way.
Decision Making: Helps decide how her team spends their cookie money, furthering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Money Management: Takes cookie orders, handles customers’ money, and gains valuable and practical life skills around financial literacy.
People Skills: Learns how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help her develop healthy relationships and conflict resolution skills that she can use throughout her life.
Business Ethics: Be honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout.