The Cookie Cupboards are closed, the Recognition Orders have been placed, and the Cookies-for-a-Cause have been delivered, all of which adds up to the end of another successful Girl Scout cookie season. We are proud to report that this year’s cookie sale far surpassed last year’s totals. This year, 23 Medford troops sold 33,852 packages of cookies, a 27% increase over last year’s total of 26,515 packages. Way to go girls, volunteers, and our supportive Girl Scout families! We look forward to seeing how the troops decide to spend their earnings to pay for dynamic troop activities and to help make the world a better place.
Medford’s Top 5 Selling Troops were:
- Senior Troop 65007 – 4146 packages
- Brownie Troop 69039 – 3354 packages
- Junior Troop 68137 – 2705 packages
- Cadette Troop 71198 – 2200 packages
- Junior Troop 65456 – 2096 packages
This year, Medford has 7 girls in the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts 500 Club for selling over 500 packages, they are:
- Marianne (Troop 65007) – 2,050 packages
- Allie (Troop 65007) – 1,041 packages
- Jennifer (Troop 71198)- 1,000 packages
- Abby L (Troop 71198) – 755 packages
- Bridget (Troop 68140) – 515 packages
- Allesandra (Troop 72096) – 501 packages
- Ellie (Troop 65007) – 500 packages
Each member of the 500 Club will receive a ticket for themselves (and one for a chaperone) to Canobie Lake Park, to attend the park and participate in the 500 Club ceremony event.
2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies and from the first cookie (Shortbread) to the most recent addition to the lineup (S’mores), Girl Scout cookies have been teaching girls how to run their own business, learn financial literacy skills, and work together as a troop to set goals.
Special thanks to our Medford Cookie Mentor, Monique O’Connell, and the Medford Booth Coordinator, Sammy Parris, and congratulations again to all Medford Girl Scouts for great work they do selling cookies, and all year ’round.