Girl Scouts celebrate Cookie Program success
NEW ORLEANS — Southeast Louisiana Girl Scouts proved that they have what it takes to be female entrepreneurs, after completing yet another successful product sale during this year’s Cookie Program, the SLGS news release states. Girl Scouts sold more than 1 million boxes of cookies in Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s 23-parish jurisdiction, with the girls averaging 165 boxes each. The girls used their goal setting, money management, business ethics, people skills and decision making skills to lead their troop and council to another victory.
For the past century, the Girl Scout Cookie Program has empowered Girl Scouts with essential skills that help lead to their success today, and in the future. The hands on experience allowed girls to be digitally savvy by using personalized web pages to promote and sell cookies, and encouraged them to be creative with their themes, booths and wagons.
“Our Girl Scouts continue to amaze us every Cookie season and this year is no different,” said Alisha Moore, chief customer experience officer. “By setting and achieving goals, and learning new technology and business skills, our girls can continue to lead with confidence and be successful.
A total of 303 girls entered Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Cookie Hall of Fame for selling 500 or more packages of cookies, including 32 girls who sold more than 1,000 boxes, and one “Cookie Mogul” — Girl Scout Cadette Kai Deberry of Slidell who sold 1,606 boxes, becoming this year’s top seller.
Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides troops with funding for troop activities, trips and community service projects. Girls also receive individual recognitions such as patches, T-shirts, and sports bottles with some top awards including electronics, cookie dough, customized sneakers, and a “Diva Event,” for girls who sold 500+ boxes. This year, all “Cookie Divas” were invited to a special Girl Scout Night with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serves girls in grades K-12 in the parishes of St. Mary, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. For more information, call the council offices at 800-644-7571, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.