Parents play a big role in their Girl Scouts’ cookie success by listening and coaching their daughters as they set goals, make decisions, handle money and deal with customers. It's tempting to simply write a check or manage the process for her, but then your daughter losses out on the learning AND the fun of working with others to achieve a goal.
1. Talk to your daughter about her goals. Ask her how she decided on her sales goal. Find out what’s motivating her. Ask about her plan for reaching that sales goal. Is she planning to do walkabouts, participate in troop booths, use digital cookies? The important thing is to listen to her answers to these questions. This may lead you to ask other questions to help her clarify her plans.
2. Ask your daughter about her troop’s goals. Are they planning to use their cookie sales proceeds to fund a service project, go on a trip, or have a party? Hopefully, your daughter will share her excitement about the troop’s plans.
3. Now that you know the goals of your daughter and her troop, you can find ways to help. It may be to accompany your daughter on several neighborhood walkabouts or chaperone a bo...