My name is Emily and I am in fifth grade at North Pocono Intermediate School. I am a junior in Troop 50605 in Covington Township, Lackawanna County.
This was by best cookie season yet! I sold 3,539 boxes of cookies! On March 13, 2021 I sold my 10,000th box of cookies since I started selling cookies as a Daisy.
As a Smore’s Executive with Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, I try my best to give back to my community. This year, I was able to donate over 525 boxes of cookies to people in my local community:
- 150 boxes of cookies went to Pennsylvania State Troopers in Dunmore and Lehighton
- 100 boxes to a local nursing home, St. Mary’s Villa
- 100 boxes to the teachers and staff at my school
- 25 boxes to Madison Township Fire Department
- 200 boxes to individuals with intellectual disabilities at Keystone Community Resources.
I hosted my very first virtual cookie house party! It was just like a cookie house party I normally do, but online.
I told my guests about the cookies that I was selling and gave them some recipes for great treats to make with cookies. We played a game that allowed me to sell over 300 boxes of cookies in just 10 minutes!
I created a wheel that had 12 spots with cookies ranging from 1 box to 1 case. My guests took a chance and they spun the wheel live and depending on amount they landed on, they agreed to purchase that amount of cookies to support my cookie journey.
They could keep them for themselves or donate them. Eight guests landed on a FULL CASE! Everyone had so much fun!
If you ask, they will respond
I enjoy participating in booths with my friends and helping customers make a purchase. It’s always my goal to not let them pass the table without asking “would you like to buy some Girl Scout cookies?”
I have found that most people don’t buy cookies because they were never asked.
I would like to thank my family, community and friends for all their support this season and for their generous donations so that I was able to help 525 people get a box of cookies that otherwise might not get a box.
With our cookie money our troop is planning a community service project, a backyard outdoor movie night and a trip to the beach!