I discovered this wonderful video from the GSUSA on YouTube. Do not be taken aback by the 2013 date…the message still holds up and applies today. It drives home the point I have tried to make for years that girls should not get kudos for selling cookies that their parents or other family members sold for them. Yes, the troop benefits from the profits, but the child does not learn anything other than that she gets a bigger prize than the others who sold less.
I will always believe that the girl who sells 25 boxes on her own is a top seller…not the girl who “sold” 500 boxes because others sold the cookies for her.