Local Girl Scouts sell 2.8 million boxes of cookies
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrating a successful cookie season. From Jan. 21 to March 3, participating Girl Scouts across Central and Northern Arizona summoned their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) ™ as they sold more than 2.8 million boxes of delicious cookies, building essential entrepreneurial skills imperative to leadership and future success along the way.
How the cookies crumbled, by the numbers:
• 11,368 girls in Central and Northern Arizona sold 2,828,384 cookies
• The Per Girl Average was 249 boxes each, up from 239 boxes each in 2018
• The top cookie seller, Maddie of Troop 1892 in Parker, sold 4,043 boxes of cookies
• The top troop, Troop 1892 in Parker, sold 28,205 boxes of cookies
• 53 girls sold over 2,000 boxes each
• 290,484 packages were sold online through Digital Cookie
• The most popular cookie sold was Thin Mints
• Girl Scouts staffed more than 18,000 booths thanks to:
Fry’s Food Stores
Bashas’ Family of Stores (Bashas’, Food City, A.J.’s)
Joan Fabric and Craft Stores
The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only helps Girl Scouts earn money for fun, educational activities and community projects, but also plays an important role in helping girls learn essential life skills like decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics and goal setting. It is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world! All proceeds from the cookie program support Arizona’s Girl Scouts.
In other sweet news, more than a dozen restaurants participated in the 6th annual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge, which invited chefs from some of the state’s most popular restaurants to support Arizona’s girls by creating a special dessert using one of the beloved flavors of Girl Scout Cookies. New to this year’s challenge was a public voting component, where diners could vote for their favorite dessert! With over 3,700 votes, Aioli Gourmet Burgers was named this year’s Challenge champion! A portion of the proceeds from each dessert sold was donated to support Girl Scouting in our community.
The overwhelming success of this year’s cookie program was possible only with the support of the community. All funds raised stay in Arizona, ensuring girls will have the resources they need to develop into tomorrow’s leaders.