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Ambassador Cookie Business

Mar 27, 2013

Ambassador P&L badge on Badge Explorer

New York–based businesswoman Kristy Sisko was a Girl Scout for 10 years and credits that experience as the foundation for her success. “I learned a great many things—from how to be an entrepreneur by managing my own cookie sales to effectively working as part of a team and the importance of striving for excellence,” she says.

With these kinds of benefits, it’s no surprise that two-thirds of our nation’s most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life were Girl Scouts. Which is why Ambassadors, on the cusp of financial independence and new careers, appreciate the skills they can learn by being part of the cookie business and earning badges like these:

Research & Development: Girls learn how to turn a good idea into a business.

P&L: This stands for both Promise and Law and Profit and Loss—girls apply honesty, integrity, and corporate responsibility to business finance.

On My Own: Girls craft a future budget to help get a realistic look at life after high school.

Good Credit: Girls learn how to establish credit and why good credit matters.