Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lessons in Networking Via Girl Scout

In New York, The Buffalo News reports that last year, 14-year-old Azia from Amherst sold 2,000 boxes of cookies, raising money for her Troop 30610 and winning herself an iPad. Azia, who attends Amherst High School, said she wants to go into business and "own my own restaurant or bakery." Joining Girl Scouts, she said, was a good start.

The paper conducts an interview with Azia about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and asks, "What have you learned about customer service?

"That you never know who people are. That you have to be nice," says Azia. "And you can't judge people. Girl Scouts is a way to meet new people. It's just a great networking thing."

BN: "Networking in Girl Scouts?"

Azia: "It's a gateway to new things. It helps you with your people skills, and it helps you in business, because you're taking charge. You have the money involved, so it helps with school, too."

How has the Girl Scout Cookie Program helped you?