Girl Scouts—Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) is celebrating a successful cookie season. Earlier this year, participating Girl Scouts across central and northern Arizona sold more than 2.6 million boxes of delicious cookies, building essential entrepreneurial skills imperative to leadership and future success along the way. Northwest Peoria’s very own Girl Scout Troop 558 sold the most cookies out of any troop in the state.
“Our 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season was the most memorable one yet. Despite selling during a pandemic and experiencing inventory shortages, our girls were confident and innovative as they engaged with customers across central and northern Arizona. We celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit and are grateful for the generous support from the community,” shares Christina Spicer, Interim Co-CEO of GSACPC.
The funds raised through the cookie program will allow local girls to take part in a variety of programs, community outreach projects, and enrichment activities over the next year. The Girl Scout Cookie Program also plays an important role in helping girls learn essential life skills like decision making, money management, people skills, business ethics and goal setting. It is the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world. All proceeds from the cookie program support Arizona’s Girl Scouts.
How the cookies crumbled by the numbers:
• 7,063 girls in central and northern Arizona sold 2,686,833 cookies.
• The per-girl average was 380 boxes each, up from 320 boxes each in 2021.
• The top cookie seller, Kaitlyn of Troop 2232 in Glendale, sold 7,788 boxes of cookies.
• The top troop, Troop 558 in Peoria, sold 64,886 boxes of cookies.
• 843,710 packages of cookies were sold online through its Digital Cookie program.
• The most popular cookie sold was Girl Scout Thin Mints.
• In its first year, 247,456 boxes of Adventurefuls found their way to local homes.
The overwhelming success of this year’s cookie program was possible only with the support of the community. All funds raised stay in Arizona, ensuring girls will have the resources they need to develop into tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, visit girlscoutsaz.org.