By Tiffany Haywood, Daisy Troop Leader
This week we had our very first Troop Meeting since the holiday break AND our local Cookie Rally! We were so excited! Ummm…WE being the Troop Leaders! We couldn’t wait to get our girls ready and prepped for the Cookie Sale including learning how to set their goals and how to approach the customers and earn!
That’s right folks, it’s more than just “Do you want to buy some cookies?” Even at the Daisy and Brownie levels, we teach the girls how to introduce themselves, the Troop and the product. We also make certain each girl knows how to be safe, to be confident and to be successful right from the beginning.
We decided the best way to teach the girls were to divide and conquer different aspects of the Cookie Sale. I focused on teaching the girls the value of the money – how much we earn for each box we sell, how to tell the customer the prices, and even how to know what more than one box will cost. There is nothing that can give you more confidence than knowledge.
In addition to teaching the girls the costs we also shared how achieving their sales goals they will help them earn rewards and prizes. Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines along with the cookie baker’s website allows the girls to track their progress, badges, and rewards and recognition throughout the sale.
After I had my lesson time with the Daisies we came together with our Brownies to practice our customer service skills . My Daisies were the customers and our Brownies were the sellers. Since this is their first year selling we had them approach as if in a door-to-door situation. As they went through each step we coached them.
After all our prep, our girls are out and ready to sell! To all you Troop Leaders out here – tell me how your cookie sale is going or post questions for me in the comments below!