It is Girl Scout Cookie Season once again in North Carolina. It’s the time of year when my daughters go bonkers selling cookies, along with thousands of other girls across the state. What is important about the program isn’t just the cookies.
Someone on my Facebook Circle posted an article on my page that said Boy Scouts would be better with girls. In it, he says that Boy Scouts is a great Leadership program, while Girl Scouts is not.
It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! It’s the 102nd anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and as I’ve been helping to sell these delicious baked treats, I've also thought about the lessons the girls learn every year while selling their cookies. It’s more than just being able to...
Let's face it, most leaders really do NOT like the new Journey program. And unless you do some thinking, and planning, and make a point of turning it into an extreme hands-on exercise, the girls do NOT like them either. I've heard them compared to school, class,...
Many new leaders and cookie managers are overwhelmed by the Girl Scout Cookie Program. It seems like a lot of work for not a lot of reward. It seems crazy, and not worth doing on first glance. After all, what's the point of selling a lot of cookies. There are...
Since I've been leading Girl Scout Troops for over 10 years now, I thought I'd share some of the accumulated knowledge I've gained with other people. So You Want to Sell Girl Scout Cookies Painless Journeys Meeting Ideas Bronze, Silver, and Gold Songs I'm going to add...
~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How many times have you just done something because it was faster to do it than to rely on someone else? How many times, because you could do it better, or you didn't feel like communicating with someone else or dealing with them? Would you...
A non-trivial percentage of my time is spent giving back to the community, through volunteer work, and through fundraising. I noted in my profile that I currently lead three Girl Scout Troops, and also that I lead a cub scout den. I think that giving back to the...
My daughters once again outdid themselves selling cookies this year. The total number of cookies sold by the two of them (including gluten free cookies, which didn't count towards their official totals) was 7195. One of them sold 6115, and her official total was...
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