Retail experts Rick Segel and Matthew Hudson agree that Girl Scouts teaches five essential aspects of leadership and life that every girl should learn early.
Skill #1: Goal-Setting
Girl Scouts teaches girls to set realistic but ambitious goals. Thanks to robust programs, Girl Scouts are presented with adventures and challenges that dare them to make plans that can help them discover their strength, passion, and talent.
Skill #2: Decision-Making Skills
Effective leaders have one thing in common: They make smart decisions. Girl Scouts teaches young girls how to make effective decisions and helps foster an entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging them to be leaders. While Girl Scouts offers a range of programs outside of the annual cookie campaign, the smart business decisions made by young Girl Scout entrepreneurs through the cookie program amounts to $800 million in sales every year.
Skill #3: Money Management
Effective money management is an important lesson to learn at an early age because it sets the stage for girls to...