Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi are thankful to our communities who supported our 2020 Girl Scout Cookie Season. It was wonderful year, in large part to our Troop leaders, volunteers, and parents who facilitate the activities. An integral part of our Cookie Program is donating cookies to first responders, active military, and hospital workers. Over 11,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were donated to local heroes through our “Cookies for Heroes” program this year.
The essential 5 skills girls learn in the Girl Scout Cookie Program are goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics—skills essential to leadership, success and life. One hundred percent (100%) of the net revenue raised through Girl Scout Cookie sales stays with local councils, and girls decide how their troop cookie money is spent.
Here are our top cookie sellers for 2020: Destinee from Mount Olive, Covington County sold 3795 boxes and is our 2020 top Girl Scout Cookie Seller. Our 2nd place cookie seller from Jackson Troop 5029 is Jada with 2521 - Jayda from Jackson Troop 5010 sold 2088.
Two Girl Scouts from Troop 6531 in Covington County had great success: Kelsey (2367 boxes) in Seminary and Grace (2066 boxes) in Bay Springs. There was a near tie between Kennedy in Troop 3762 with 2308 boxes in Lorman (Claiborne County) and Kennedy in Troop 3264 with 2307 boxes in Meridian.
A member of Troop 3258 in Collinsville, Lauderdale County, Anna, sold 2146 boxes. Girl Scouts from Troop 3011 Petal, Forrest County, Kimrey (2068 boxes) and Mary (2054 boxes), were both successful this cookie season. Finally, Girl Scout Kimberlyn from Troop 4853 Shubuta, Wayne County sold 2026 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to round out our Top Sellers this year.
“Everyone loves Girl Scout Cookies—but the program is about so much more than cookies,” said GSGMS CEO Becky Traweek. “Girls learn about entrepreneurship as they run their own cookie businesses. The important business and financial literacy skills girls learn through the program are proven to build their leadership skills and position them for success in the future. When you purchase cookies you are helping girls power their Girl Scout experience and you’re supporting female entrepreneurs.”