Macedonia, Ohio – With pantries and freezers stocked full of Thin Mints and Tagalongs, the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program has come to a close for Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO). More than 18,000 Girl Scouts across the region sold 2,892,597 packages of cookies this year. Out of the total sold, 64,425 boxes were donated to members of the military through Operation: Sweet Appreciation, bringing them a taste of home. This is the most ever donated in Northeast Ohio.
Samatha Jarvis of Salem, OH, is the 2018 top seller with 4,147 boxes sold. With her earnings, Samantha is working on a project to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Samantha is one of 60 GSNEO Girl Scouts who earned a single pearl for their sale of 1,000 packages of cookies or more during the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program. The pearl signifies that a girl has made a significant contribution to keeping the Girl Scout movement strong. You see, when Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouts in 1912, she used her own money to pay for everything, she even sold a pearl necklace she dearly loved.
Thanks to technology, Girl Scouts sold cookies from coast-to-coast using the Digital Cookie® platform. Girls sent emails to their customers with a link to their personalized website, where family and friends could order cookies to be shipped directly to their doorstep. Girls also used traditional sale methods such as door-to-door selling and booth sales at more than 3,000 local venues.
For each box of Girl Scout Cookies sold, 100% of the net revenue stays local and supports council-sponsored leadership programs and girls' chosen activities. Thanks to the generous investment made by cookie customers, Girl Scouts have the opportunity to achieve their goals and become a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.