Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Friday, Feb. 10, girls from Kimball, Eden Valley, and Watkins had a "Cookie Kick Off Celebration". The girls spent the night at Kimball Elementary School. They participated in stations where they learned many different things. There was cookie walk, where the girls couldÊtaste the cookies. We had a station where the girls learned about safety while selling Girl Scout cookies and practiced byÊperforming skits. Another fun station wasÊwhere the girls could make booklets and right down their goals. These goals could have been as simple as getting homework done on time, to selling 500 boxes of cookies. It was their own book that they could take home and reflect on the night. At this station they also learnedÊabout the camps, programs and trips that Girl Scouts offer. Each girl that came to the event received a T-shirt that they could color andÊmake as unique as each girlÊthemselves. It was a fun night that ended withÊa movie and popcorn.
AÊbig thank you to all the volunteers that made it a success. It was a lot of work but well worth it.
In the morning the girls had breakfast and picked up their cookies. Everyone is all excited about cookies this year. There are many things the cookie can do. Every Single dollar (outside of the cost of the cookies) is invested back into the Girl Scout program in our community. Troops receive a portion of the sale, and do many activities and service projects. The girls receive incentives for their efforts. They receive cookie dough (Girl Scout money), which can be used to purchase Girl Scout books, uniforms and supplies, attend camps, programs, and other events.
Families are provided with communication about upcoming events. Volunteers are provided communication, trainings and support so they can deliver the Girl Scout experience. While selling cookies the girls learn
5 Basic Skills:
Goal-setting-Girl Scouts set sales goals individually and with their troop or group, create a plan to reach their goals, and they develop cooperation and team-building skills all along the way!
Decision making-Girl Scouts help decide how their team will spend their cookie money, furthering critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Money management-Girl Scouts take orders, handle customers' money and gain valuable and practical life skills around financial literacy.
People skills-Girl Scouts learn how to talk to, listen to and work with all kinds of people during the sale. These experiences help girls develop healthy relationship and conflict resolution skills they can use throughout life.
Business ethics-A Girl Scout is honest and responsible at every step of the cookie sale. Her business ethics here reinforce the positive values she is developing as a Girl Scout.
We, as leaders, see a lot of growth through the cookie sales. It is a great experience for the girls to learn and work together. Many troops have set goals to go to certain events from camp for a weekend to Sleeping with the Sharks, Sleeping with Dolphins to spending a night at a museum.
Your continued support over the years is greatly appreciated. Please help the girls reach their goals and purchase some cookies for you or a friend.
Kimball Troop 83