Q&A With the 2020 Cookie Top Sellers

The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie Program is just a few short weeks away! At the beginning of each program, Girl Scouts of all ages are hard at work planning their goals and how they will achieve them. From the time they sell their first box of Girl Scout cookies, girls become female entrepreneurs and learn important business skills like marketing, communication, and financial literacy. The Cookie Program allows girls to earn proceeds for their troops to fund awesome activities and to earn rewards and recognitions where they can help pay for camp and Girl Scout trips.

Our Girl Scout Cookie Program top sellers have mastered the ability to set goals for themselves and how they can reach them, and they have a lot to teach their fellow Girl Scouts! To get inspired before cookie season, check out our Q&A with the 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Program top sellers below!

1st Place: Chloe H., Wake 20 Troop #1958 with 5,005 boxes sold

What was your goal for the Cookie Program proceeds?

“The proceeds from cookie sales are helping me to pay my own way to Scotland and Ireland in 2021 with International Travel Troop #7000.” 

How did you reach your goal?

“In 2019 I sold around 2,300 boxes, so I set my goal at 3,000 boxes in 2020. I was able to reach and exceed my goal by selling 5,005 boxes by working a lot of booths and asking for donations for Operation Cookie Drop.” 

What skills did you learn through the Cookie Program?

“The skills I’ve learned selling cookies since I was a Daisy are: customer service, public speaking, sales, goal setting, marketing, keeping inventory, banking and money management, and that you can reach your  goals with a lot of hard work.”

2nd Place: Allison B., Onslow Troop #102 with 4,826 boxes sold

What was your goal for the Cookie Program proceeds?

“Our troop plans on going on a trip to Dollywood, help pay for badges and other activities throughout the year and help fund our gold award projects.”

How did you reach your goal?

“I reached my goal by working hard selling cookies and putting in long hours.  I wanted to earn the Projector, screen and go to horse camp and I knew that if I wanted to do this I would have to push myself selling cookies door to door and at booths to make this goal.” 

What skills did you learn through the Cookie Program?

“I have learned through the Cookie Program how to run a business, promote my product, interact with people and be successful.”

3rd Place: Taryn B., Harnett Troop #358 with 4,600 boxes sold

What was your goal for the Cookie Program proceeds?

“I would like to donate some of the proceeds to a local organization that helps veterans in need as both of my parents are veterans.”

How did you reach your goal?

“I reached my goal by going out and selling cookies everyday. Each season I come up with an overall goal and my mom and I sit down and figure out how many cookies I need to sell each day of the cookie season in order to reach my goal and week keep track of it on a spread sheet. This year I reached my goal 2 weeks early. We update it weekly and most of the time my daily goal goes down.” 

Learn more about the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how it benefits girls on our website!

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