Three area Girl Scouts make Hall of Fame
BATON ROUGE — Girl Scouts sold more than 1.1 million boxes of cookies in Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s 23-parish jurisdiction, which includes St. Mary Parish.
Three area Girl Scouts made the GSLE Cookie Hall of Fame by selling 500 or more packages of cookies. They are Abigail Clements, 1014 boxes and Peyton Walter, 501 boxes, both of Berwick, and Kylie Watson, 526 boxes, of Morgan City.
The Girl Scouts used goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills to lead their troop and the council to another sweet victory.
“The 2019 cookie sale was better than ever and we could not be more proud of our Girl Scouts, volunteer and parents” said Alisha Moore, Chief Customer Experience Officer. “Setting and achieving goals, along with combining learned skills with modern technology allowed our cookie sellers to run their business with confidence and take the lead.”
A total of 346 girls entered Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s Cookie Hall of Fame for selling 500 or more packages of cookies, including 33 girls who sold more than 1,000 boxes, and one “Cookie Mogul” — Girl Scout Junior Brooklyn Bossom of Denham Springs who sold 2,519 boxes, becoming this year’s top seller.
Participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program provides troops with funding for troop activities, trips and community service projects. Girls also receive individual recognitions such as patches, T-shirts, and sports bottles with some top awards including electronics, cookie dough, inflatable kayaks, and a “Diva Event,” for girls who sold 500 + boxes. This year, all “Cookie Divas” were invited to a special Girl Scout Night with the New Orleans Pelicans.
For information, call the council offices at 800-644-7571, or visit its website at www.gsle.org.