Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lessons from a cookie selling pro

As one of GSSJC’s top 10 cookie sellers in 2014, Girl Scout Cadette Elena W. has learned a thing or two about running a business.

For starters, Elena always begins with a plan – something she spoke with Fast Company about during the 2014 Cookie Program. In October, two months before the Cookie Program even kicks off, she sets her goal for the coming year and then breaks down that goal into smaller, incremental goals, plans her marketing and how she will manage her time.

Elena loves the thrill of reaching her goals – last year she sold more than 5,000 packages! She also enjoys helping her troop earn funds for trips they want to go on. Their current goal? A leisurely visit to South Parade Island.

“Girl Scouts should participate in the Cookie Program," she said, "because you learn business skills, social skills and build character traits that are essential to success – like confidence, integrity, perseverance and even how to learn from failure.”

Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program is no exception. In 2014, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council had the largest sale in the country – approximately 4.6 million packages of cookies were sold by Girl Scouts right here in southeast Texas. That’s a lot of Thin Mints, Shortbread and Peanut Butter Sandwiches!

Let’s keep the momentum going! GSSJC was excited to be named the largest sale in 2014 – let’s make it happen it again in 2015. Whether you're a Girl Scout, parent, volunteer or cookie customer, we hope you're ready because the 2015 Cookie Program is going to be GSSJC's best one yet.

Learn more about the 2015 Cookie Program or head to our quick links:

For Cookie Lovers
For Parents
For Volunteers
For Cookie Sellers