Who should sell the cookies?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Who should sell the cookies?
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 1:26pm

I thought this article asked an interesting question:

Community Leader
Registered: 05-28-2000
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 7:54am
I think for the younger ages the sales do fall heavier on the parent. A parent has to walk door to door with the child or set up the booths / be there to oversee.

The nice thing about girl scout cookies is that the price point is the same and that a sheet is available to total amounts owed ie 2 boxes cost $7.00, 3 boxes cost 10.50. It makes it easier for a parent to step back. (Dang BSA popcorn is so much harder to total when all of the prices are all over the place)

I don't have an issue with a parent setting the form out at their workplace and taking orders if their work permits it. I wish DH could do that. :) I do feel that the child should at least write a thank you if she is not able to deliver the order in person.

I have issues when I get a phone call from a parent selling an item for their child. At least put the kid on the phone and have her ask if I want to buy the cookies and tell me what kind they have. If the child is not able to handle the transaction / writing the order the parent can take over from there :)

I do think the kids learn from making sales, but that doesn't mean I think it is a pleasant experience for all of them.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2002
Wed, 03-14-2012 - 11:47am

When my troop was little, we had a parent accompany each child to the booth sale.