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Introduction to Girl Scout Product Program 

As the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world, the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the Girl Scout Fall Take Action Program are foundational experiences during which girls learn to think like entrepreneurs and to develop vital business skills. Plus, Girl Scout Product Program proceeds power fun and enriching experiences for Girl Scout troops year-round!

  • Participation in the Girl Scout Product Programs provides exceptional opportunities for girls to develop life skills, such as leadership, teamwork and commitment, along with business skills in marketing, project management and budgeting, and is the best way to fund group activities. Our program materials offer fun and age-appropriate activities for all girls to learn these life and business skills.

Did you know that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country, with sales of more than $700 million per year for girls and their communities nationwide? That’s right. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the leading entrepreneurial program for girls. No university has produced as many female business owners as the Girl Scout Cookie Program has.

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies to earn money as early as 1917, only five years after Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scout movement in the United States. Since then, it has become a part of American culture as well as the premier financial literacy program for girls.

Product programs are appropriate for all girls K-12. The online Fall Take Action Program, which includes nuts, candies and magazines, kicks off the year in October with an animal conservation take action project. The iconic Cookie Program takes place in late January through mid- March. Information about both of our product programs can be found under Cookies+on our GSNorCal website and from your local volunteer Service Unit Product Manager during the appropriate season.

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