Girl Scout 2010 cookie program inspires community service
Every year Girl Scouts apply the skills they’ve learned from the Girl Scout cookie sale to do great things in their community and this year was no exception. With a program theme of Inspired by U, Girl Scouts turned their dreams into reality when they sold over a million boxes of cookies and distributed cookie donations to local community non-profits and service organizations, as well as, people in need in other countries and our military serving overseas.
Girl Scouts in southeast Louisiana achieved cookie sales of over 1,050,000 boxes this year, with 168 girls inducted into the council’s Cookie Hall of Fame for selling 500 boxes of cookies or more, seven of whom sold over 1,000 boxes of cookies.
“We congratulate these high achievers and all our Girl Scouts whose tremendous efforts made this a successful sale,” said Alisha Moore, product sales director at Girl Scouts Louisiana East.
Girl Scout Cadette Keyaira of Baton Rouge was this year’s top seller with 1,550 boxes sold, an increase of 46 boxes over her second place total from last year. “I love being a Girl Scout and selling cookies is so much fun,” said Keyaira. “I am so thankful to my family, friends, and church who helped to make this possible.”
The Girl Scout cookie program is an important part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience as it provides an opportunity for girls to discover what matters most to them, connect with people in their community, and use the power of Girl Scout Cookies to take action and make the world a better place. Customers enjoy a great product with the knowledge that they are supporting girls in their own community. A portion of the cookie sale proceeds support local Girl Scout troop activities with the remainder helping the council.
In addition to troops helping their local community service organizations and non-profits with cookie donations through the Gift of Caring program, Girl Scouts reached out to make a difference in the world by sending cookies to orphanages in Haiti and the Philippines, as well as many of our military men and women serving overseas through organizations like Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana and Operation We Care.
Girl Scouts Louisiana East serves girls 5 – 17 in the parishes of 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. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. For more information about Girl Scouts or adult volunteer opportunities, call the Baton Rouge office at (225) 927-8946, the New Orleans office at (504) 733-8220, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.
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