National Girl Scout Cookie Day is serious business! And serious education! Girls Scout cookies are more than just a cute fundraiser. There’s amazing leadership development happening in this program, with strong pedagogical foundations.
Learn about the 5 skills girls learn by selling cookies. I am living proof: as a Girl Scout for ten years, I sold dozens of boxes of cookies, earned a bunch of merit badges, and eventually my Girl Scout Gold Award (equivalent to the Eagle Scout).
Many years later as a “serious” adult educator starting my own consulting business, I found that a lot of the concepts I encountered from “experts” were things I had learned while having fun as a Girl Scout cookie-seller: business ethics, self-management, project-based learning, service-learning, planning for productivity, and emotional intelligence. So when you buy your Girl Scout cookies, be rest assured that you are making an investment in developing girls’ skills for life.
One response to “National Girl Scout Cookie Day is Serious Business!”
I couldn’t agree more. My 12 years as a Girl Scout is a major part of the person I am today.
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