In partnership with VentureLab—a nonprofit organization helping to develop the next generation of innovators—this patch program instills an entrepreneurial mindset all year long. Girls will learn skills to help them develop into entrepreneurs that can change the world. Watch the video from VentureLab founder, Cristal Glangchai, Ph.D.
Yes! Girls Can Be Entrepreneurs
Ever wonder where girls learn financial skills? Many times they don’t. Families don’t often talk about finances. And, schools don’t have to time to teach financial literacy either.
But Girl Scouts is committed to helping girls take charge of their finances and futures through the Girl Scout Cookie Program and Entrepreneurial Program. Here’s how:
The Girl Scout Cookie Program
There’s more to Girl Scout Cookies than what’s in the box. The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. When girls participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, they build confidence that serves them in all that they do. They also learn five essential skills:
Skill #1: Goal Setting
"Absorb everything you learn, and put it toward exceeding your goal."—Olivia, cookie entrepreneur
Skill #2: Decision Making
"Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer; push ahead and see the bigger picture.”—Katelyn, cookie entrepreneur
Skill #3: Money Management
“Money management and building relationships. You need both to run a business.”—Ivory, cookie entrepreneur
Skill #4: People Skills
“My favorite part of marketing cookies is interacting with customers. I always smile, and I’m always ready to go.” —Trinity, cookie entrepreneur
Skill #5: Business Ethics
“The thing that helped me the most is that I am friendly and respectful to my customers, and they remember that.” —Mahiyah, cookie entrepreneur
The Entrepreneurial Progam
When girls engage in the Girl Scout Entrepreneurial Program, they develop financial savvy and business skills. They also learn the kind innovating thinking that helps them develop as entrepreneurs who can change the world.
Girls who complete badges in the Girl Scout Entrepreneurial Program learn about:
- Product design
- Turning an idea into a business
- Writing a business plan
- Thinking big!