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Girl Scouts break record

Girl Scouts break record

Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 8:00 pm

The Girl Scouts Heart of the South council recently learned it was No. 1 in the nation for percentage increase in Girl Scout cookie sales for 2012, with a 22 percent jump over the previous year. This is the first time that the local council has been recognized for its sales.
Girl Scout cookie sales kicked off Jan. 7 for pre-sale, and booth sales ran from Feb. 24 to March 18. During this time, Girl Scouts sold 1,690,056 boxes of cookies, surpassing last year’s total of 1,382,049 boxes by more than 300,000. Additionally, more than 14,000 of those boxes were bought and will be sent overseas to  military men and women as part of the council’s Troop to Troops program. The Heart of the South council had more than 7,700 girls participating in the cookie program this year, with an average of 217 boxes sold per Girl Scout.
Jenny Jones, director of marketing and communication for Girl Scouts Heart of the South, said she is thrilled with the council’s success this year.
“We owe a huge thank you to our girls, parents, volunteers, supporters and communities,” Jones said. “We couldn’t have done this without them!”
“This exciting achievement is made even more special by coinciding with a milestone year for the Girl Scouts. The local council and national organization are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as their Year of the Girl campaign, throughout 2012,” a spokesman said.

Published in The Messenger 5.02.12


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