The Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ 2010 Girl Scout Cookie Sale was deemed a tremendous success, as 10,427 girls sold 1,094,052 boxes of the cookies. And, Troop #8860’s Ellisa Beasley from Brownstown was the Top Seller for Service Unit 24.
“I am very proud of our girls and the great job they did to make this year’s cookie sale a huge success,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.
“The annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale is a terrific program that provides girls the opportunity to learn valuable skills like customer service, sales, money management and working together in teams. I’d like to thank our girls, their parents and our fantastic volunteers for making the 2010 Girl Scout Cookie Sale a tremendous success,” Appoo said.
Girl Scout Cookie Sale proceeds help the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois:
• Recruit and train adult volunteers
• Provide financial assistance so Girl Scouting is available to all girls
• Improve and maintain camp properties
• Develop and deliver extensive program activities for girls
Girl Scouts and cookies share a rich history. While recipes and box designs have changed over the years, selling cookies remains an important part of today’s Girl Scout program.
The activity of selling cookies is directly related to the Girl Scouts’ purpose of helping all girls reach their full potential and helping them become strong, confident and resourceful citizens. All cookie proceeds stay right here in GSSI.
Many successful businesswomen today say that got their start selling Girl Scout Cookies. During cookie activities, girls are members of a team working toward a common goal, with each girl striving to do her best.
Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women since its founding in 1912. As the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting approaches, councils nationwide are joining in a historic organizational transformation centered around the best leadership development experience for girls in the 21st century, while ensuring the traditions and values that have been core to Girl Scouting since its beginning remain strong and relevant.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a proud partner of United Way.