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Senior Cookie Business

Mar 07, 2013

Click on the image to learn more about your Senior My Portfolio badge!

The challenge? Customers wanted Girl Scout cookies but didn’t always know where to find them. So the Girl Scouts created a free app for potential customers to find out exactly where to buy the 16 yummy cookie varieties. Customers enter a zip code and a smartphone’s GPS will track exactly where the nearest cookie sales are happening!

This is the type of innovation that helps support Seniors earning a Customer Loyalty badge, where girls learn how to engage customers and find out what it takes to keep them coming back for more. And Seniors thinking about their future education and career can learn the 5 Skills by participating in cookie sales: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, and Business Ethics.

Seniors can also work with the next generation of girls selling cookies by preparing them to start and run a business and showing them how to manage profits.

By earning these four badges, Seniors can make a difference for their future:

Financing My Future: Make plans for your education future, including ideas on how to pay for it.

Buying Power: Learn how to research and budget for a big purchase.

My Portfolio: Create a résumé and learn how to market yourself.

Customer Loyalty: Learn how to engage customers and keep them coming back for more.