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Reader Opinion: Girl Scouts goals

As another year of Girl Scout cookie season begins, I thought about what I would like others to know about Girl Scout cookies. The girls set goals, and then work to earn them. If they don't achieve it this year, they will try again the next year....

As another year of Girl Scout cookie season begins, I thought about what I would like others to know about Girl Scout cookies.

The girls set goals, and then work to earn them. If they don't achieve it this year, they will try again the next year. The girls are entrepreneurs, they get creative with marketing, money management and they take pride in what they do. They get to know their community, and make new connections. They also learn about new ways to donate their time by giving back. The girls learn they have a voice. When in their uniform and selling cookies, their shyness goes away. They are proud to be selling cookies, running a business by selling a delicious product for $4. They learn that the money is divided to pay for the product, pay for camps and cost of rewards, all before they get their profit (just like your paycheck). They learn and understand safety standards, such as how to use the internet in a responsible way to make videos to help promote their business. Older girls get to help and train younger girls. They become positive role models for these girls. Besides managing money, setting goals and working hard on their business for six weeks, they eat cookies, have fun donating cookies and feel good about giving back to make this crazy world a better place. If you want to help the girls, thank the girls, troop leaders and parents for what they do to help grow future leaders for our community. And oh, buy some cookies from every girl, young cute Daisies and Brownies or older hard working Seniors and Ambassadors, they both have the same goal-to sell cookies!

Troop Leader Susan Schroer

Brainerd

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