Girls in 46 counties throughout east and southeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and northwest Georgia sold over 1.4 million boxes of cookies during the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ 2014 Cookie Program.
Every penny earned from Girl Scout cookie sales stays within the council’s service area. Proceeds enable Girl Scouts in their communities to fund service projects, participate in educational and enriching activities, take trips to expand their view of the world, and more.
The 2014 cookie sale highlights:
1,443,864 boxes of cookies were sold
7,269 girls in the council sold cookies, representing 72 percent of members
The council’s per-girl selling average was 200 boxes
$1,005,483.00 was earned by to troops for direct use in their communities.
17,647 boxes were donated to a variety of community organizations via the “Gift of Caring” program. This includes over 10,000 boxes donated to U.S. armed services via Operation: APPRECIATION
Tiffany Lamb, a volunteer for Girl Scouts in the Chattanooga area, won the “Want Cookies? Win Cookies” Facebook contest and received 52 boxes of Thin Mints
“Every cookie sale is an investment in the dreams of girls in our communities,” said council CEO Booth Kammann. “We’re so grateful for the hard work our families and volunteers put into this program, and for everyone who supported our girls by making a cookie purchase.”
The Girl Scout cookie program fosters the learning of five life skills: goal setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics, and the art of communicating with people.