Monday, March 28, 2011

GSNCA Surpasses Cookie Sale Goal

The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama reports that the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program was a success, surpassing last year’s total sales by 9.17%. This year’s goal was 115,000 cases (or 1,380,000 boxes), and GSNCA sold 119,024 cases (or 1,428,288 boxes). Total, GSNCA sold $4,999,008 worth of Girl Scout Cookies. Thanks to everyone who purchased cookies as part of this annual financial literacy program.

“The Cookie Sale Program is the primary financial literacy program for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama,” said Hilary Perry, director of communications and advocacy. “Girls have opportunities to learn about goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. It is the largest girl-led business in the country and generates over $700 million nationwide, and over $4.9 million in GSNCA’s 36-county territory. All proceeds stay within the local council.”