National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend #CookieBoss

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I’m in my third year as a Girl Scout Leader. My little Brownies are actually selling their cookies now.  I can remember all of the fun I had learning as I went through Scouts as a kid- songs, crafts, camping, dancing, but I always loved selling cookies.  Actually, if I’m really honest, I loved the badges and delivering the cookies.  It was always so fun to bring those boxes and hand them over. That was my first experience selling anything, when I sold cookies, and while my parents did bring cookie sheets to their respective offices, I did a really great job every year on my own, making calls and visiting neighbors to sell my cookies.  Often times, we’d sit and have a cookie together when I did finally deliver.

Now, as a leader, I’ve tried to challenge my little Brownies. We have tried to role play, and I encourage them to sell cookies.  I challenged them this year and instead of working on the “Meet my customers” badge together, I wanted them to try and earn it at home.  Several of them have already proudly reported to me that they’ve earned the badge all by themselves, by following the guidelines and working with their families. That makes ME so proud. Why do I want to challenge kids who are in school all day already?  Because in the activities we do in Scouting, especially cookie sales, the girls learn important LIFE SKILLS.

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The Girl Scout cookie program aims to teach girls five essential life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills.

Life skills are important.  The Girl Scout cookie program makes learning those life skills FUN.

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My little troop and I are looking forward to National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend- taking place from February 5-7, 2014. I WISH I could head down to walk the green carpet, at the Grand Central Terminal this Friday, February 7, but I know our Girl Scout sisters will do a fabulous job and sell tons of cookies! There’s even a Girl Scouts Cookie Championship Sweepstakes. So, for those of us who can’t be on the green carpet in NYC, we can at least take part virtually and enter the sweepstakes!

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I do have to ask- what’s YOUR favorite Girl Scout Cookie variety?

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  • love cookie season…the girls love it so much and it teaches them great habits!

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  • I think mine is definitely the thin mints. I can’t wait for them to show up at my door so I can get my fix on. :)

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  • Do Si Dos! I couldn’t remember the name until I saw some other people name them, too. So amazing and it’s been YEARS since I’ve had any. Also, samoas <3

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  • My daughter wants to be a Girl Scout. I think I am going to let her because they really do teach such great skills!

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  • The Girl Scouts are really a great organization that does so much for girls. And what a fun contest for a years worth of cookies

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  • Everyone in this house is all about the Thin Mints, but I love, Love, LOVE the Do Si Dos!!! Those are seriously the best cookie ever made (peanut butter sandwich cookies).

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  • The Thin Mint cookies are so good really all of them are so we ordered them from my niece and will get them today! Yummy I can’t wait to eat them.

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  • My favorite Girl Scout Cookie variety is Thin Mints.

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  • I love this time of year! Frozen Thin Mints are my favorite!!!

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  • We are a Girl Scouts family, so we love this support. I was a leader and the girls were scouts, so thank you for posting!

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  • I love Thin Mints….so very much. Too much. lol

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  • I don’t have a daughter but loved being a Boy Scout Mom. My family looks forward to buying our share of Girl Scout cookies each year. Love the Thin Mints!

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  • Thin mints with Samoas a close second. These cookies are like CRACK.

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    • LOL They really are, aren’t they? I love the Thin Mints, I look forward to them all year long!

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  • I can never decide between Tagalongs or Do-Si-Dos. They’re both fantastic!

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