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Girl Scout Sells 17,328 Boxes of Cookies

Girl Scout Sells 17,328 Boxes of Delicious Cookies

Anyone who has ever spent time as a Girl Scout knows what a big deal cookie season is for the troops and also understands that selling 17,328 boxes of cookies is an impressive feat for one girl. Fifteen year-old Jennifer Sharpe sold this many boxes by setting up shop on a street corner with her mother, every day. My first thought: How many badges did she get for selling so many boxes?! Badges are for Brownies, baby — this girl and her troop get to go on a 10-day European vacation! The trip will be paid for with the $21,000 the troop raised in cookie sales.

European vacation aside, this girl is a great example of perseverance and work ethic. How many of us had our parents take boxes of cookies to work and have their hungry colleagues buy out your stash of Peanut Butter Patties? The best part is that Jennifer has grown as a person because of her experience. Her mother said,"It's made her really confident. I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she's right out there, first to the door." I see a savvy businesswoman in the making!

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Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Good for her...!!! :)
ayanaphil ayanaphil 9 years
Booth sales generate A LOT of money! From the money we raise my last two years as a Girl Scout was enough for the six active members to go on a 7 day cruise to Mexico. lickety split... I was a Girl Scout until I was 18. There's nothing wrong with it if you're in it for the right reasons. Being a member for so long opened up a lot of opportunities for me and I'm proud that I was involved.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
It's interesting to read the actual article, because it seems like the mother was the real driving force behind the sales, rather than her daughter: "We were always there; we never closed," Pam Sharpe said. "At one point, Jenny got really sick and we did shut down early, and we heard about it the next day." Man, I wonder if she got "really sick" from being an early workaholic! Just kidding ... I'm sure it was just the impression I got from the article. Good for her.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Seems a little aggressive. I would be curious to hear about what this girl does when she grows up - cause that is a crazy work ethic she has.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
yeah this is one of the reasons we don't do girl scouts any more, they are psycho with the cookie selling. personally i don't want my children spending their days approaching strangers and handling money. they could do the whole thing online and call it a day. our community is now starting a "super troop" that will combine the girls from all the troops in 3 cities for "even more fun, like bigger cookie sales!" i can't even get off the mailing list and we haven't done scouting for a year. and call me mean, but a 15 year old girl scout? honey, move on. jmho.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
emalove emalove 9 years
Wow, that's a lot of cookies!!
mazdagirluk mazdagirluk 9 years
Wow the most I ever sold was 120 - and I thought I was pretty cool for that! :)
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
Huh. Cool kid.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
That is impressive! Right on!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Good for her! Maybe she can spare a few boxes of Thin Mints for me?
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
Haha, my mom actually sent me an article about this. This is exciting for her; however, I just wonder if she would have been so excited to sell had there not been such a large prize involved. In any case, that is a huge accomplishment and will definitely help her confidence for the future.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Awesome, they should remove the hydrogenated oil from their cookies to make the whole thing even better, right Fit?
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