GIRL SPEAK: I love being a Girl Scout! How selling Girl Scout cookies helped me start my own business.

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Scouting runs in the family!

By Naomi J.

I love being a Girl Scout!  During my years in Girl Scouts I have learned how to cook on a camp fire, how to sew, first aide, and how to sail.  I have even visited a medical school and pretend be a med student.  I like Girl Scouts because it’s the one place I can be myself and try out my crazy ideas.  Being a girl is awesome and in Girl Scouts no one questions if you are as good as a boy, they

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This past summer I started an accessories business using the skills I learned selling cookies. Just like with cookies, I created a plan and set goals.

already believe you are the best and help you reach your goal.  In Girl Scouts, girls can try any new thing and take any new adventure.

This past summer I started an accessories business using the skills I learned selling cookies.  Just like with cookies, I created a plan and set goals.  I sold at farmer’s markets and pitched placing my products in local boutiques.  The business owners were impressed with my presentation and said that it was better than most grown ups.  I am currently selling products in three area boutiques.  It so cool that the skills I have learned selling cookies have helped me be successful in a business of my own.

 

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Other things I’ve done as a Girl Scout: acted in the BIG Expo commercials!

This year in Girl Scouts, I am planning on traveling  to San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge to participate in a statewide bridging to Cadette.  I am so excited because, I am planning on paying for it by myself with cookies, that helped my mom say yes.  I love being a Girl Scout!

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