How do parents get their Girl Scouts involved in the 2017 Cookie Program? We're glad you asked!
Managing the Cookie Program on top of soccer games,
dance recitals and important school work can be a challenge. But
participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides girls
with a leadership experience that helps them build skills they will
use today and tomorrow. The Cookie Program began as a way for
Girl Scouts to fund their activities 100 years ago. The purpose
hasn’t changed today. As the largest girl-led business in the
country, the Girl Scout Cookie Program is a unique opportunity
for girls to become leaders in their own lives and in the world
When she has her family’s support, there’s nothing a Girl
Scout can’t do! The Girl Scout Cookie Program is a great
opportunity for families to discuss being responsible with money.
It is not just the largest girl-led business in the country; it’s also
the largest financial literacy program for girls. Financial literacy
– knowing how to make, manage, spend and invest money – is a
critical skill that impacts the quality of your Girl Scout’s future.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program activities are designed to help
your Girl Scout move toward a financially independent future.
Use this checklist to help your Girl Scout stay on track and
meet deadlines and to help your Girl Scout reach her goals.
• Make sure your Girl Scout is registered for the 2016 – 2017
• Complete the parent permission and responsibility form.
• Attend your troop’s cookie meeting. It’s important to
understand what your and your Girl Scout’s responsibilities
will be during the Cookie Program. This is also a great time
to volunteer to help with cookie booths or delivery.
Help with goal setting
Register your Girl Scout for COCO (Cookie Command) to
help her track and reach her goals. COCO can be found at
Go over safety guidelines
A list of safety guidelines can be found on pg. 10
Practice makes perfect!
Use the “Nine Steps to Cookie Selling Success” guide on pg.12
to help your Girl
Scout get the most
out of her cookie
Check on her
Celebrate with her
when she reaches
milestones in her
goal. Let your
friends and family
know how proud
you are of your
Girl Scout and her
participation in the
You're all set! We're so proud to have some of the best parents, and the best support, Girl Scouts could ask for. For more information on the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program or where to find cookies, visit www.gssjc.org and click the "Cookie" tab.