Thursday, January 24, 2013

Girl Scout Cookies

The start of the new year is here, meaning that it's Girl Scout cookie selling season!  This is my daughter's first year as a Girl Scout (Brownie to be exact).  In the Fall she sold nuts and chocolates, and now she's selling cookies.  The cookies are the big fundraiser.  I know that in my life I've never been able to say no to a Girl Scout selling cookies.  Those cookies are just so darn good!!!  Good to eat, not good for you though.  :-)


If you are the parent of a young Girl Scout, I highly encourage you to make the effort to take your daughter around the neighborhood to sell cookies.  Too often as parents we take the easy way out and simply take the Girl Scout cookie form to our office and put it by the mailbox to sell.  Not that there's anything wrong with this.  I do this, but it shouldn't be your only method of selling.  Getting your daughter outside selling door to door develops life long skills of interacting with adults.  It's not always easy for a young child to talk to adults, but selling Girl Scout cookies door to door, under your supervision of course, is a great way for her to build this skill and develop a higher level of confidence.

Another thing that stops parents from doing this is the cold weather during the Girl Scout cookie season.  Even stopping at 2 or 3 houses before heading back home will help your daughter build confidence.  So bundle up and tough it out.  For the dads out there, time to man up!  For the moms out there, time to woman up!  It's not about you, it's about your daughter.  Remember that.

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